Thursday, November 5, 2009

Six hundred and twenty six

I am still basking in the positive results from Tuesday’s Virginia Statewide avalanche that buried our democrat foes. With that said, we had a local set-back in the Virginia House of Delegates race that did disappoint. After so many election cycles the failure of people to turn out to vote shouldn’t surprise me, but it still does. There are 2238 active voters on the rolls in my precinct, yet only 626 turned out to vote on Election Day. That is a hair under 28%. There were absentee ballots but they made up less than 4% of the total votes cast. That means that around 15% of the population determined the outcome of this election in Virginia. The news of the impending landslide might have suppressed voters from both sides from coming out – but it still seems unconscionable for 70% of the population to fail to come out and vote. In particular we are now saddled with a ACORN-like local movement who snuck a completely unsatisfactory candidate through to become our new delegate. These local elections are important to cull out bad politicians early. Though Republicans prevailed in Virginia by historic margins, we failed in Prince William County to keep a misfit out of the government.

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