(Solrain Core) The STCC has announced that Arbin Mallow, the long-time member of the STCC, has won the race for Speaker for Soria by a wide margin, taking 67% of the vote with an extremely-light voter turnout.
Mallow, who has been a member of the STCC since 086, ran a very quiet campaign riding the strength of his substantial connections and political capitol to victory over Aeolsah Radic — the long time aide to Demeter Garreth who was named interim Speaker when Garreth took over as Premier on 6.1.
(UUNN HQ) The polls are now open for Citizens of Solrain to elect a new Speaker for the planet Soria:
Although Aeolsah Radic is technically the incumbent, since he has held the post since Demeter Garreth took over as Premier on 118.5.1, Mallow is a long-time STCC Member with extremely strong political ties.
The poll will remain open until 118.7.1.
(Barnard, Hyperial) Hyperial has announced that Dr. Elin Araad received 395 of the 400 votes from The Directorate, to win a second term as Mayor of Barnard. The race generated some news when the relatively-unknown Berl Rismore announced his candidacy and ran an unconventional campaign.
Rismore was not available for comment on the final results of the election.
Vol. II, No. 4 – by Ares Kiden
Well there has not been a ton of news since the last Update, but wanted to keep things rolling anyway.
Not going to re-hash everything that has been published, but this has been a little raucous. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything but after-the-fact news about Hyperial elections, but this one has kept the popcorn popping. Guy appears out of nowhere to become a candidate and starts broadcasting dirty laundry. Ok, not really dirty — just slightly sweaty maybe. Then an alleged supporter gets arrested for hauling contraband . . . but maybe he’s not really a supporter. And now the dark-horse candidate has clammed-up with the election a few days away. But we did learn what a wonderful place Barnard is.
So what’s going on with Prosthetics? We had not heard a word about them for years and now we’ve seen them in the news for the second time, and it’s pretty clear that TRI-SEC is on the lookout for more. I assume they’re still coming from Hyperial, so stemming the tide should be fairly easy. But why is there even a market for them? Have to look into this some more, I think.
. . . like I said, not a lot of news.
(UUNN HQ) A pilot apprehended and detained today by TRI-SEC for having a number of Prosthetics in cargo, is rumored to have ties to Berl Rismore, a candidate in next week’s election for Hyperial’s Mayor of Barnard. We have been unable to get formal statements from either TRI-SEC or the Rismore Campaign.
TRI-SEC has increased its “stop-and-scan” patrols recently due to an upsurge in Prosthetics trafficking.
(Barnard, Hypsos) The office of President Drago Maximilian released a Presidential Statement today regarding recent campaign claims made by Berl Rismore.
Since Mr. Rismore has taken it upon himself to campaign to the galaxy rather than focusing on the electors in The Directorate, I feel the need to set the record straight. Perhaps a century or so ago the position of Mayor of Barnard was actually about running a city, but since that time the duties — if not the title — have evolved significantly. The Mayor of Barnard is one of my very closest advisers, especially as it relates to trade and relations with the other entities and factions. So it is not very “odd” that other factions or corporations might take an interest in who occupies that office. It is not some dark, dirty secret. I guess time will tell whether the electors and the financial backers feel that Mr. Rismore is up to a job of that magnitude. I do not.
(Hyperial Station) In a somewhat surprising late development, Berl Rismore, formerly a Senior Project Director at Samsun Universal, has decided to throw his hat into the ring as a candidate for Mayor of Barnard in the upcoming election to be held on 118.4.1.
Rismore recently became a member of The Directorate when he was chosen to assume the seat for his recently-deceased father. His decision to challenge Dr. Elin Araad, who had been running unopposed, has caused a political stir. He has launched his campaign using non-traditional media that breaks with Hyperial tradition in keeping all political debate private to Hyperial.
With little experience and almost no political capital, Rismore is not expected to pose much of a challenge to the incumbent.