Some of the folks I follow on Twitter were grousing earlier about sparse turnout at today’s City Council election. And they weren’t kidding: at 5:07 this afternoon I shoved the 207th ballot into the machine. A couple of thousand people live in this precinct; not all of them are of voting age, obviously, but still, that’s not all what anyone other than the winner, of course would call wonderful, especially if there had been as much dissatisfaction with the incumbent as I was led to believe. As local auto mogul Jackie Cooper used to say, “Go with the name you know,” and lots of people do. Pols depend on it.
Addendum: From the Gazette’s Ben Felder:
Ward 2 election turnout at 4,306.
— Ben Felder (@benfelder_okg) March 4, 2015
Population of each of the city’s eight wards: around 75,000.