Last month perennial Toledo mayoral candidate Opal Covey promised that God will destroy her city if the election were to be stolen from her once again. “Bahalaa asha tiyah tololo!” warned Covey, in an interview with Toledo’s NBC affiliate. So get ready Ohio:
Incumbent Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson, 64, who became mayor in February automatically as council president when Mayor D. Michael Collins died, received a decisive share of the vote, with about 34 percent, with 85 percent of the precincts reporting. Her closet opponents conceded the victory by the time 72 percent of the city’s 226 precincts had reported. Other candidates on the ballot included Sandy Drabik Collins, wife of late Mayor Collins, with 15 percent; councilman Sandy Spang, with 11 percent; former councilman Mike Ferner, with 5 percent; and evangelist Opal Covey, with less than 1 percent.
Ms Covey has not yet disclosed the manner of Toledo’s destruction.