Click for Ann Arbor, Michigan Forecast
Wednesday September 03, 2014
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

County clerk Larry Kestenbaum

 

continued

Before election day, the county will inspect voting equipment and will train more than 500 temporary poll workers. On November 4 itself, Kestenbaum will monitor the vote from his office, watching out for malfunctioning voting machines, shortages of poll workers, or any partisan challenges over voters' qualifications. Because he is also a candidate in the election, he will not be allowed in the polling places-except to cast his own vote.

Like people who commit baseball stats to memory, Kestenbaum has absorbed details of many political races in American history. And some acquaintances view him as both sage and seer-they assume he can predict tomorrow's winners from yesterday's races. Kestenbaum has been asked but declined to give an opinion on who will win the most important race of all in November-in part, he admits, because he doesn't want to look foolish if he's wrong.

"I can tell you as an absolute fact that Obama is going to carry Washtenaw County," he says, smiling. "That doesn't tell you much!"    (end of article)

[Originally published in October, 2008.]

 

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3 l 4 l 5 l 6
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News
Ann Arbor Regent
Top of the Lamp, Ann Arbor's locally owned lighting specialty store.
custom sound systems for your home
A Visitors Guide to Ann Arbor