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Tuesday, November 2, 2010
How to motivate voters
Threaten them with a run-off. I was feeling ambivalent about voting today -- the only guy on the ballot I feel any enthusiasm toward doesn't need my vote -- but then I heard the morning news. The dread phrase "run off election" was used. Georgia is a state that requires an actual majority to win; being the candidate with the most votes out of a pack of candidates won't cut it. Apparently there is solid reason to believe that the Libertarian candidate for governor might attract enough voters to prevent either the Republican or the Democrat from gaining a clean majority.
I am so sick of hearing Nathan Deal and Roy Barnes indulging in name calling that I'll do whatever I can to prevent being subjected to their ads after today. It may not be the best reason for voting, but for sure it's getting me to the polls this morning.