With 95 percent of the vote in at this hour, the two pro-rail candidates are polling 73 percent of the vote. The one anti-rail candidate who vowed to stop the project in its tracks if elected has 18 percent.
As local television journalist Howard Dicus (who some of you remember from his years covering national events from Washington, D.C.) said tonight of rail, “This looks like another referendum on it.”
Let there be no doubt, rail won today, and we now look forward to acceptance of rail’s Final Environmental Impact Statement by either the sitting governor or the next one. The seat switch will happen on December 6.