Not so Great

For the last few days, reporters, commentators, elected officials have all commented oh how high the voter turnout was . (The State Board of Elections website shows what th turnout was county by county.)

I am not sure why we are getting so excited about slightly over 1/3 of the electorate going to the polling place. Somehow the numbers tell me that even in the hottest, most exciting presidentaitl priamry in NC in decades - over 60% of the population didn't or couldn't vote.

Sort of depressing.


Got me thinking

There were tons of new registrations this year. I wonder what the voting rate of new registrants was. Are they more likely to vote since they just registered or are they less likely since they probably hand't bothered to register and vote earlier on in their lives?

I was thinking the same thing and will be downloading voter

files as soon as they are ready to compare registration dates and voting

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Is there an ETA on those?

I'm hellbent on proving that the 18-24 demographic actually gives a shit both here in Cabarrus and state-wide. An increase in primary action would be a solid step forward, in my opinion. Hopefully most of the 500+ kids we registered at local High Schools through April actualy showed up.