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  •  A reporter asked the local head of the (1+ / 0-)
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    Democratic Party why people weren't voting, which seems obvious given the demographics of the town and the composition of the elected and appointed officials.  She gave the same old, tired excuses/reasons.This is a prime example of how elections can matter, especially local ones.  The Democrats need assistance to put into place what you suggest is needed: groom and recruit candidates and GOTV.

    •  by way of contrast, in November 2012... (2+ / 0-)

      76% of Ferguson's registered voters turned out, and Obama got 85% of the vote, winning every reporting unit. I don't have a solid voting-eligible population count, but it appears that the registration rate was pretty high, too.

      I can see why a local Democratic Party head might not be too perturbed. But clearly the black citizens of Ferguson aren't getting the local political representation they need.

      "Democracy is a political system for people who are not sure they are right." —E. E. Schattschneider

      by HudsonValleyMark on Sat Aug 16, 2014 at 07:45:40 AM PDT

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