Rank and file Democratic Committee men and women representative of individual Allegheny County Council District 11 neighborhoods all will get to vote for the successor to Barbara Daly Danko.
“After careful consultation with attorneys and members of Allegheny County leadership, I am pleased to announce that we are able to grant voting privileges to all committee members within this district,” Ms. Mills said in the release. “We know this is the most democratic — and most fair — way of conducting this election.” (P-G, Early Returns)
All’s well that ends well.
The Comet had dreamed up a work-around for a similar result: having the Chair call a Special Meeting to take a “straw poll” one week prior to what seemed like would have to be “the real vote” by Ward bosses and state committee big shots.
We trust Nancy Patton Mills has got this right, though.
So on Sunday August 2, many hundreds of the small cogs in Pittsburgh’s political machine will gather to cast ballots, or vote by voice, or maybe arm-wrestle, under Party rules and supervision, as is required under State law. Don’t play this video if you are still avoiding Game of Thrones book spoilers, but it might go a little something like this…
Anyway. So even this summer will be political!
MORE: State Party Chair Jim Burn (D-Millvale), on the outs.