St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman reelected with sort of margin you see in dictatorships

Eat your heart out, Robert Mugabe.

Eat your heart out, Robert Mugabe.

Last month, we characterized the one and only St. Paul mayoral forum as a clown show because the candidates challenging Chris Coleman's reelection bid were more comedians than politicians, with the possible exception of Tim Holden.

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Well, it turns out the election itself was also a laugher, as according to the Pioneer Press, Coleman received a whopping 78 percent of first-choice votes (compared to 16 percent for Holden).

Considering he received 69 percent of the vote in 2009, Coleman seems to be more popular than ever as he enters his third term. But on the other hand, some of his ridiculously strong showing last night has to be attributed to the weak crop of candidates he was up against.

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