Can Sonics Fans Swing an Election?

If it isn't obvious, we are certainly trying to impact the Mayoral race in Seattle, and the Seattle Weekly thinks we have a chance:

Matt Driscoll states:

"Given this math, it seems reasonable to say a few thousand basketball fans could have a direct impact on the race"

The time to do it is right now. This primary turnout is so small that any coordinated effort to vote or bring out your friends to vote can make a big difference. If you live in Seattle all it takes is dropping one letter into the mail. If you live outside of Seattle take the time to reach out to friends who live in the city and actively ask them to vote. We have the numbers.

I have personally chosen to vote to re-elect Mayor Mike McGinn but I understand that not everybody shares that perspective. Regardless of your preferred candidate I urge you to vote against Peter Steinbrueck.

Steinbrueck and his supporters looked at the Sodo arena proposal without any eye for opportunity and seemed to prefer seeing the city move backward over dealing with the issues that vibrancy and growth inevitably bring. He lacks faith in Seattle's ability to provide solutions to big city problems.

The issue with him and his ILWU supporters is much bigger than just a support of basketball. These are the type of people who don't mind letting assets like the Sonics go because they are scared of growth and change. They can't comprehend change in Sodo because they cling strongly to their vision of what the city used to look like.

All we have to do is put an envelope in the mail. Please call your friennd, send out e-mails, whatever.

VOTE BEFORE AUGUST 6.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Sonics Rising

You must be a member of Sonics Rising to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Sonics Rising. You should read them.

Join Sonics Rising

You must be a member of Sonics Rising to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Sonics Rising. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker