Local voter turnout in America is a real tragedy today. From the Voice of St. Louis:
A Kansas City, Mo. area political expert calls it “depressing.” Only one person showed up to vote in this week’s municipal election in the town of Randolph. Randolph is completely surrounded by Kansas City, has only a few streets and 37 registered total voters, according to the Clay County Clerk’s office. Of those 37, some are active and some are inactive.
Voters were asked to choose a new mayor and new aldermen. Alan Long, the mayoral candidate, received one vote – that’s a turnout percentage of 2.7. Susan McRill and Paul Smith received one vote each for alderman – although voters could have chosen as many as three aldermanic candidates.
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