Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Impressive turn-out...

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Not the 80-90% that we all would like to see at each election or even to compare with the turnout %'s in developing democracies such as Iraq, but still an impressive turnout for a primary election. During my time spent at several polling places I did hear the comments of voters who were disgusted by the low turnout as they saw it, but in comparing this turnout with past primary %'s this election was imnpressive...
It was also an enjoyable day spent talking politics with fellow Republicans, no Democrats were noted crossing lines in South River district, and Tuesday resulted in much material for future posts to RightsideVA...
I was impressed by both Scott and Mary as they worked the polls in South River and their efforts are reflected in the vote counts in Stuarts Draft, Sherando, and Lyndhurst...

5 comments:

bigguy said...

Rightside, here in Stafford County we had a primary for Treasuer, not as important as your election. We saw the same numbers of less than 2% of the voter turnout. Only one polling place had a 5% turnout and that was the home voting poll of one of the candidates.

RightsideVA said...

Thanks for the report. Turnout was better then expected here but paltry as compared to what it should be. The next topic is the "Quality" of those who actually voted which I am sure I will take some hits for what I say and be accussed that is what I am blaming the Sayre loss on but that is nothing new. Look at the fact or issue and forget the spin...

JohnMaxfield said...

You know, they can bash us over and over about the 866 vote loss we had, but one fact remains.

David Beyeler vowed to give Stuarts Draft and the surrounding area to Emmett.

Look who won THAT area ;)

RightsideVA said...

Impressive indeed...
Higher turnout also means
more actual voters looking
for a change in Richmond.

Sherando:
Sayre 98 57.30%
Hanger 73 42.69%

Stuarts Draft:
Sayre 256 58.18%
Hanger 184 41.81%

Lyndhurst:
Sayre 128 52.67%
Hanger 115 47.32%

South River District
Sayre 482 56.4%
Hanger 372 43.6%

Newt said...

South River and those people in the areas responded well and know something that they don't know in Staunton?