Since this time yesterday, Fort Wayne, Indiana's "Name Our Building" forum has been inundated with votes. Roughly 10,000 of them defied city officials who'd forgotten one of democracy's pillars. They chose to support the "Harry Baals Government Center" despite the likelihood that it's all for naught.

As of 10 p.m., Baals — pronounced "balls" — was approaching 20,000 votes. "Thunder Dome" made a shocking move into second with 1,500 votes, nearly doubling support for the third-place Chief Little Turtle Center.

As long as NewsChannel 15's Don Austin remains on the Harry Baals beat, I'll keep you apprised of Harry Baals's progress.


Harry Baals a big hit [WANE]

Harry Baals Can't Even Win When He's Winning [Deadspin]

Name Our Building [Feedback Fort Wayne]