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September 11, 2014 / needhamgrassroots

Not with a Bang, but a Whimper

The spoils of apathy…

Jordan Evans

Turnout reaches disparaging levels.Baker, Coakley grossly underperform.

With the close of another September primary, there was one question that rested on the minds of many- candidate and voters alike- who participated: “where is everybody?” Poll-workers from elections past recall when lines of early voters were exactly that, when the workers didn’t outnumber the voters, and when rush hour was more than just a few soccer mom’s bringing their children in to use the bathrooms before game practice. Citizens are raised to believe in the old moniker of “one man, one vote”, but lately in modern day Massachusetts, you might find your vote to be worth somewhere closer to that of ten.

Scenes such as this one occurred all across the Commonwealth. Scenes such as this one occurred all across the Commonwealth.

“I didn’t even know”
This marks another year of depressingly low turnout numbers, and while this isn’t a problem specific only to Massachusetts, it is one that has

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