Elkhart elections post-mortem: Neese mulls priorities, Moore considers life outside City Hall, more

Friday Nov. 13, 2015

Political signs from Elkhart's recently concluded city elections. By Tim Vandenack

Political signs from Elkhart’s recently concluded city elections. By Tim Vandenack

It’s been a little over a week since Election Day, Nov. 3, and things have slowed down some.

It was a chaotic day, Election Day, which saw the defeat of Elkhart Mayor Dick Moore, a two-term Democratic incumbent, at the hands of GOP challenger Tim Neese. The 5-4 Democratic majority on the city council flipped to a 7-2 Republican majority.

Likewise, it was a hectic few days afterward, trying to make sense of it all. Here’s some of the post-mortem I did:

Election Day was a rush, as they usually are. This time around, we did live updates via CoveritLive, so I kept active as people voted and the ballots were counted on social media, 100-plus tweets and Instagram pics, mostly:

#ElkhartVotes Backers go wild after mayoral challenger Tim Neese beats Incumbent Dick Moore #WhatItsLikeToWin

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