November 8, 2013

The virus of voter apathy is everywhere

The election for mayor and council in Warner Robins is a statistician’s dream. First, the turnout was dismal. Only 6,604 voters cared enough to go to the polls. That’s about a 20 percent turnout. Some voters, 245 of them, voted in the mayor’s race and skipped the citywide Post 1 race. If they had taken an extra nanosecond to touch the screen in that race, they might have provided the leading vote-getter, Chuck Shaheen, the 18 votes he needed to avoid a runoff.

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