The one thing not yet said: “Was the ‘fix’ in?”
Basically, was the vote rigged ahead of time, by the same type of experts who created massive vote fraud in local, state and national elections?
This suggests one of two things: either the council membership had been infiltrated, or someone got control over the ballot boxes.
This could also be a “natural change”, such as happened in the 1970s, when the BSA *stupidly* decided to integrate inner city youths, resulting in the most universally despised edition of the Boy Scout manual, and one or more nearly destroyed Boy Scout camps, when the “Yoots” went on a vandalism rampage and destroyed everything, including cabins, plumbing, electrical, all their food, several vehicles, etc., in the best “Lord of the Flies” tradition.
As to that awful manual, it eliminated outdoorsmanship, and replaced it with a worthless assortment of politically correct feel good crapola, as if it had been written by Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank.
Fortunately, the BSA got its act back together during the Reagan years, dispensed with the nonsense, and gave up on the barbaric inner city yoots as a lost cause.
But, apparently the pendulum has swung back in the direction of dumbass. Unless it was foisted on them with treachery.
I read 2 articles in the weeks running up to the election that claimed there were reports of many non-voting delegates planning on showing up to crash the gate and vote in the election. Just didn't pass the smell test. My impression is that access to the meeting was rigidly controlled. According to BSA National, the votes were tabulated and certified by TrueBallot, an independent, third-party voting firm. I am still searching for accounts of how it went down. At this point, I am not suspicious of a rigged vote, but ...
This could also be a natural change, such as happened in the 1970s, when the BSA *stupidly* decided to integrate inner city youths,...
Occam's Razor would agree with you on this 1. I know everyone on FR hates polling, but there have just been so many out the past year which all point in the same direction - a general loosening of morals and tolerance/acceptance of what used to be known as bad behavior. It is incredible that this collection of successful business people could be led over the cliff like a herd of lemmings.