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Skilly appears to eke out a win

Thursday, Aug 11, 2022 - Posted by Rich Miller

* August 6

With the latest election tally released Friday evening, Aug. 5, Allen Skillicorn edged ahead of Cindy Couture in a tight race for the third and final seat on the Fountain Hills Town Council.

Skillicorn had a very slim 19-vote edge over Couture, 4,756 to 4,737. Couture had lead the race since the initial results were released on Tuesday.

In a release Friday evening Maricopa County election officials reported having 6,500 ballots remaining to process and tabulate with 1,224 valid provisional ballots to be counted. There are also 7,500 “uncured” ballots in which signatures need further review. Voters have until Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 5 p.m. to have the ballots “cured” or verified by providing sufficient identification. These are county-wide numbers with no indication as to what remains to be counted for Fountain Hills.

* August 10

One week after election day the Fountain Hills Town Council race is coming into focus. A vote tally released at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, indicates the race may be all but settled.

Mayor Ginny Dickey appears likely to be re-elected, while three newcomers will come to the Town Council, currently Brenda Kalivianakis, Allen Skillicorn and Hannah Toth.

Maricopa County Elections Department was not expected to release final, unofficial counts until after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 9, the deadline for voters to cure questioned ballots. However, those appear to be pretty small numbers to affect the outcome.

* Today

       

20 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 11, 22 @ 8:55 am:

    Every village has its…

    I’m so excited for the town and Arizona.


  2. - Inverted Pyramid - Thursday, Aug 11, 22 @ 8:56 am:

    Glad to see Skilli found that box of phantom ballots to put him over the top.


  3. - Anonymous - Thursday, Aug 11, 22 @ 8:57 am:

    Every vote counts, even if you wish a few didn’t.


  4. - vern - Thursday, Aug 11, 22 @ 8:58 am:

    Pretty useful political science experiment proving how useful it is to live in the same place you’re running for office


  5. - Hot Taeks - Thursday, Aug 11, 22 @ 8:59 am:

    What happened to “Stop the Count” and mail-in ballots are fraud?


  6. - Dance Band on the Titanic - Thursday, Aug 11, 22 @ 9:02 am:

    They’ll learn soon enough what they just did.


  7. - SaulGoodman - Thursday, Aug 11, 22 @ 9:23 am:

    Skillicorn was adamant that votes should have not been counted after election day in 2020. #StopTheSteal


  8. - Livco - Thursday, Aug 11, 22 @ 9:37 am:

    Maybe, finally, all his threats about “having a spreadsheet” have paid off.


  9. - watchful eye - Thursday, Aug 11, 22 @ 9:48 am:

    Not a fan of the guy, but a least he puts himself out there and wins–unlike anonymous bloggers who have never really won anything.


  10. - NotRich - Thursday, Aug 11, 22 @ 9:49 am:

    Taking Fountain Hills off my possible future retirement locations


  11. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Aug 11, 22 @ 9:53 am:

    ===puts himself out there and wins===

    Don’t forget, he’s a quitter too


  12. - SaulGoodman - Thursday, Aug 11, 22 @ 10:01 am:

    “a least he puts himself out there and wins”

    You mean… like how he completely abandoned his state rep campaign and lost his race after he threw a hissy fit because the local GOP folks wouldn’t do what he wanted?

    The guy is a joke.


  13. - Lakefront - Thursday, Aug 11, 22 @ 10:02 am:

    I think it’s critical that we audit the Fountain Hills Town Council Race. I did some research…it appears Skillicorn was losing on Election Day but now is winning. How is that possible? They must’ve trucked in enough ballots for him to win. STOP the FRAUD!! No other explanation.


  14. - Donnie Elgin - Thursday, Aug 11, 22 @ 10:03 am:

    I’m glad for the guy. He represented me, and despite his weak non-effort in his last IL race, his office was very responsive to any of my concerns.


  15. - Say What? - Thursday, Aug 11, 22 @ 10:16 am:

    What is the over/under on the date he simply walks away from this job and hands the seat to the other side?

    Squirrelcorn is a true nutter butter believer. The fall from Mike Tryon to captain goofball was substantial.


  16. - Club J - Thursday, Aug 11, 22 @ 10:45 am:

    He’s just moving right up that ladder of success. Wonder if he will last for the whole term or pick up and move again?


  17. - Fav Human - Thursday, Aug 11, 22 @ 10:55 am:

    What happened to “Stop the Count” and mail-in ballots are fraud?

    He learned how to play the game, and win :)


  18. - JS Mill - Thursday, Aug 11, 22 @ 11:27 am:

    =unlike anonymous bloggers who have never really won anything.=

    So your real name is “watchful eye”? Lol

    Hypocrite much?


  19. - Demoralized - Thursday, Aug 11, 22 @ 11:54 am:

    Arizona is full of crackpot politicians. May as well add one more.


  20. - Just Sayin - Thursday, Aug 11, 22 @ 11:56 am:

    ==I think it’s critical that we audit the Fountain Hills Town Council Race.==

    Plus, they are using Cumulative Voting. Paging Pat Quinn.


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