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Polling places nearly empty for special primary election (Sen Kennedy's Seat)

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posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 03:39 PM
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www.boston.com

Sidewalks remain empty today where scrums of campaign workers usually gather on election days with signs, pamphlets, and placards. Most poll workers have sat bored since voting began at 7 a.m., their noses in stuck in books, newspapers, and magazines.

People have breezed past community centers, gymnasiums, town halls, and other polling places without a second thought, the majority paying no mind to the special primary election today to fill the office left vacant by the late Edward M. Kennedy. Four Democrats and two Republicans are vying to face off in the general election on Jan. 19 for the first open US Senate seat in Massachusetts in 25 years.
"No one's really paying attention," said Maria Tomasia, an election official in New Bedford, which had anemic early turnout. "I'm very disappointed. I thought it would be large turnout considering it's Kennedy's seat. I thought in his honor, his memory, they'd go out in larger numbers, but they're not."



Is this normal for Massachusetts to have this low of a turnout? Or could this be the wake up call to the status quo?

Can a real change happen next November?

What's your take on the what this could mean..




posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 03:53 PM
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The people are fed up with this corrupt state! And hopefully, the Jack@$$'$ won't figure it out until it's too late. By then, the Teabaggers will have the votes needed to put this once Great Country, back on the road to recovery!



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 03:54 PM
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Mass is one of those states where every election is taken for granted and one doesnt mean any more than another.

This one being a primary is essentially an orange out of a box of oranges. Who cares which orange you get as long as it's an orange.

Any state with this phenomenon of dynasty politicians holding a seat for a lifetime is the same way.

The funniest part was on the Mass news last night they kept spinning like "tomorrow is voting for the permanent replacement for Kennedys seat."

They dont even pretend anymore. I wonder if they even know there is another option besides lifetime appointment.



posted on Dec, 8 2009 @ 04:16 PM
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Originally posted by JacKatMtn

www.boston.com


"I'm very disappointed. I thought it would be large turnout considering it's Kennedy's seat. I thought in his honor, his memory, they'd go out in larger numbers, but they're not."




What's your take on the what this could mean..



No one wants to honor a douche.

or

Maybe the people are realizing that whatever they vote it realy dosent matter. TPTB will have whomever they want in Kennedys seat.



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