When will Pennsylvanians wake up to recognize that we’ve got a pathetic system. So few people voted in the “look-alike” controlled democratic process yesterday, it had to be an exceptionally dismal day for poll-workers.
You can get all the drab. dreary reports at Lancaster Online; read about yesterday’s election results.
Lancaster County’s got 322,352 registered voters including 103,190 registered Democratic and 167,703 Republican. Yet yesterday’s turnout was pathetic by any standard. About one in five Republican registered voters voted for a gubernatorial candidate; one in four, Democrats.
In Columbia, the highest vote-getter of the considered consequential offices (there were several inconsequential offices, party committee representatives) was David Hickernell?
It’s time to hold open primaries in Pennsylvania. Let’s demand that the really expensive primary election apparatus be opened for everyone to participate.