The City Republicans only nominated 4 candidates for Common Council last night. Thus, so long as the Democrats nominate candidates in wards 1, 2, 5, 7, and 8 (and they have candidates for these wards already), the Democrats retain the Common Council. Worse, the public does not even get a chance to decide the matter.
The best the Republicans can do is get 4 Alderman?? The majority cannot possibly change. What really irks me is that 2 of the seats left vacant last night are open seats meaning no incumbents. This is a real disappointment.