Duluth City Council District One Election

PDD is conducting a bit of an experiment in today’s race for the District One Duluth City Council seat between incumbent Todd Fedora and challenger Jennifer Julsrud. UMD journalism students we be poll watching at the seven precincts in District One, and they will be hustling to report the results in record time.

As usual, we will have complete election results on PDD, but we intend to be much faster with the District One City Council race than with everything else. Why have we singled out that particular contest? Because we think it will be a close race and we don’t want to cover all of the city’s 36 precincts with this little experiment.

So wish us luck and watch for the results.

13 Comments

Claire

about 9 years ago

When you planning on posting the results? This race, and the 4th, are the two nail-biters. The others -- not so much.

Paul Lundgren

about 9 years ago

I don't want to set this experiment up for failure and embarrassment by predicting a time ... I'm just saying I'm fairly confident we can have the numbers pretty darned fast. If we do, we'll brag about it as much as modest Minnesotans can. If we don't, we'll quietly blush and try to make ourselves feel better by focusing on how we learned something.

Claire

about 9 years ago

Ive participated in poll watching myself, you will have the numbers pretty damn fast. I remember one election, we knew the results an hour before the media reported it. Good luck.

Lojasmo

about 9 years ago

You should do well.

Paul Lundgren

about 9 years ago

Fedora has a small lead with 3 out of 7 precincts reporting. Numbers coming momentarily.

Paul Lundgren

about 9 years ago

Here's the breakdown from PDD's poll watchers:

First District Duluth City Councilor
Jennifer Julsrud — 2,943 | 50.2%
Todd Fedora — 2,918 | 49.8%

Precinct 1: St. Michael's Catholic Church 
Fedora - 330
Julsrud - 371

Precinct 2: Lakeside Presbyterian Church 
Fedora - 356
Julsrud - 395

Precinct 3: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Fedora - 429
Julsrud - 469

Precinct 4: Faith Lutheran Church 
Fedora - 427
Julsrud - 413

Precinct 5: Lakeview Covenant Church 
Fedora - 469
Julsrud - 358

Precinct 6: Woodland Community Recreation Center
Fedora - 644
Julsrud - 643

Precinct 7: Glen Avon Presbyterian Church
Fedora - 263
Julsrud - 294

The Big E

about 9 years ago

Interesting to see the precinct breakdowns.  This is [if the current numbers hold up] one small step back toward truth, justice, and goodness after that awful 2008 liquor vote.

Paul Lundgren

about 9 years ago

Here's the breakdown from the city clerk's office, which apparently includes absentee ballots.

First District Duluth City Councilor
Jennifer Julsrud — 3,024 | 50.06%
Todd Fedora — 3,006 | 49.77%
Write in — 10 | 0.17

Precinct 1: St. Michael's Catholic Church
Fedora - 341
Julsrud - 385

Precinct 2: Lakeside Presbyterian Church
Fedora - 369
Julsrud - 407

Precinct 3: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Fedora - 447
Julsrud - 490

Precinct 4: Faith Lutheran Church
Fedora - 437
Julsrud - 417

Precinct 5: Lakeview Covenant Church
Fedora - 484
Julsrud - 369

Precinct 6: Woodland Community Recreation Center
Fedora - 657
Julsrud - 653

Precinct 7: Glen Avon Presbyterian Church
Fedora - 303
Julsrud - 294

Bret

about 9 years ago

On the recount, as of 3:00, the results of Precincts 1, 2, 3 and 4 all stand.

Claire

about 9 years ago

Jennifer Julsrud has been declared the winner of the recount, and District #1's new Duluth City Councilor.

edgeways

about 9 years ago

Sounds like after a partial 6 hour recount Fedora decided to no longer contest it, saying he thought the numbers where accurate and the equipment was precise in the count.

Claire

about 9 years ago

Fedora showed a lot of class in this recount.

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