14 August 2007
Turnout may be described as "light"
In fact, it might almost be described as "weightless." At 5:15 I checked in at my local precinct, and the line was nonexistent; the precinct staffers gave me that "Thank God someone showed up" look I've seen entirely too many times before and the 116th ballot of the day.
There are those who say that low turnout means disgruntled voters, and surely some of them are I've been short on grunt for some time now but I prefer to think that in the main, instead of disgruntled, we are simply smug and complacent.
Update, 9:15 pm: It's Willa Johnson (D) versus Forrest Claunch (R). There were 5,996 Democrats and 2,067 Republicans. Assuming District 1 has one-third of the county population, there being three districts, this means a shade over 8,000 voters out of 230,000 residents.Posted at 5:38 PM to City Scene , Political Science Fiction