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Where Were You on Election Day?

By Staff | Oct 13, 2017

Regardless of the merits of the recently approved West Virginia Constitutional Amendment, wherein voters approved the borrowing of $1.6 billion for our road system, there was a deep and disturbing dynamic that also was manifest in that election.

As I previously predicted, voter turnout – less than 11 percent of registered voters – was even worse than my pessimistic prediction.

Was this lack of voter interest and participation yet another indicator of an ongoing and growing lack of voter confidence in and even dismay with the elected leadership of both major political parties?

Were the upstart 2016 presidential campaigns of President Donald J. Trump and Sen. Bernard Sanders early barometers of a swirling and spreading storm of citizen calumny about this leadership?

Are the majority of our citizens not only voting with their feet and walking away from our political leaders, but also now disdaining and disregarding our representative form of governance?

Where were you on election day?

I don’t know.

I’m just asking.

Larry D. Kump

Falling Waters