Sunday, July 28, 2002

Don't Blink Or You'll Miss the "Eclipse"

In this story from Sunday's Commercial Appeal, about the close of local elections, we learn that slightly more than 10% of the electorate has already turned out! Pretty impressive. Also, women turned out in 50% higher numbers than men.

But what's odd is that the usual pattern has been reversed. As they report, Democrats are turning out in huge numbers, while Republicans seem to be holding back. They interview a couple of party folks who seem to agree that the contentious Republican primaries have folks waiting to the last minute.

What got my attention, though, was this tidbit: 53 percent voted in the Democratic state and federal primaries and 46 percent voted in the GOP primaries.

And from this, they get an "eclipse?"

Until next time,
Your Working Boy

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