Wikipedia Calls Election

Voters haven’t yet decided who will serve as New Haven’s next mayor, but Wikipedia apparently has.

The following paragraph appears in the crowd-sourcing site’s entry for Toni Harp:

“On September 10th, 2013, Harp won a heated four way battle, earning more than 49% of the vote, in the Democratic Primary to become the next mayor of New Haven, Connecticut.”

At least as of 8:32 a.m. Thursday it said that.

Outside the virtual world, voters will choose between Democrat Harp and independent Justin Elicker in the Nov. 5 general election.


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posted by: Ben on October 17, 2013  8:52am

I think it’s just an awkwardly written sentence that is intended to mean “in the Democratic mayoral primary.”

posted by: quark613 on October 17, 2013  9:04am

I think Ben is right.  It’s meant to say Toni Harp won the “Democratic Primary to become the next mayor,” NOT that “Toni Harp won ... to become the next mayor.”  But you have to parse it carefully to see that.

posted by: SamuelRoberts on October 17, 2013  9:49am

I’m glad nhi spent the time attempting to skew what’s actually just a poorly written Wikipedia entry into a headline. Well done. Really.

posted by: robn on October 17, 2013  10:55am

Its indicative of the Toni Harp process. Somebody up at UCONN (an outsider) wrote the Wiki entry for her campaign, (even though its false.)

posted by: Jon on October 17, 2013  10:59am

I agree with Ben.  It specifically mentions the Democratic Primary.  It’s Wikipedia, not necessarily correct.

Nothing to see here people.

posted by: robn on October 17, 2013  11:09am

What’s even more interesting is that an anonymous editor deleted information about Wendell Harps $$ scandals claiming, “I deleted information that did not pertain to Toni Harp”


The campaign is desperately trying to rewrite history and disconnect Toni from her family’s scandals (incl $1M of current tax evasion)

Heres the original Wiki page below..

posted by: Bill Saunders on October 17, 2013  12:01pm

It ain’t over until my inner red-headed step-child sings…..

posted by: robn on October 17, 2013  12:16pm

Sadly there is no Wikipedia entry for Little Miss Mess Up.

posted by: robn on October 17, 2013  12:55pm

Here’s another CT report for major cities.

Juvenile convictions in NH for weapons related charges have trended dramatically downward from 2006.