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Nov 5, 2015

Boots Wins by Narrow Margin in Port Loyola

Anthony “Boots” Martinez

Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez help on to Port Loyola, and that area has been a U.D.P. stronghold. But the margin shows that Martinez has lost considerable ground. When the final ballot was counted, the P.U.P.’s Gilroy Usher was down by only seventy-six votes. In 2012 Martinez won that seat by over eight hundred votes, so that’s a serious difference. Of course it’s neither here nor there for the very vocal Boots, who maintained today that a win by even one vote is a win.

 

Anthony “Boots” Martinez, Re-elected Area Rep., Port Loyola

“What is a shocker? Did I lose? What about the margin? Our democracy like I always mention over and over, our democracy dictates that the winner is who gets the most votes. Maybe it’s a matter of public sentiment or media sentiment in regards to what margin, but that’s another story. This is the fourth consecutive time that I have won in Port Loyola. I have lost already before too…it doesn’t really matter. I have always maintained that it’s a matter of Arithmetic…who gets the most vote wins.”

 

Reporter

“It’s just a few hours after elections so you probably haven’t analyzed it yet, but have you been able to figure out why the margin closed so much…maybe the flood. Would the flood have affected it?”

 

Anthony “Boots” Martinez

“I don’t have to consider any reasons. Yesterday was the people’s day and the people came out. And like I always remind people, and I always say this…this is not Boledo, this is not Lotto. This is what you put in you get out. I put in the most so I was sure that I would get out the most.”

 

Martinez says that this may be his last term in office, since he wants to go back into private life. 

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