July 24, 2014

EDITORIAL: Voter turnout a bitter pill for all to swallow

You have to wonder why they do it? Politicians of all stripes crisscross this state and nation seeking to inspire voters to “like” them at the ballot box. And for all the money and time spent, they aren’t shown the love by a vast majority of registered voters. Voter apathy is certainly bipartisan. According to the Center for the Study of the American Electorate, the vote in this year’s primary season has been down nationally by 18 percent in the 25 states that held state-wide primaries. During the primary season, Georgia had one of the lowest turnouts in the nation and the second lowest in the South at 13.37 percent. Thank God for South Carolina at 12.06 percent. Georgia was far from the worst. Iowa and Nevada had less than 10 percent of its voters show up. Texas and Maine couldn’t muster 12 percent.

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