heaps of bodies wrote:The Yanks amazement at the fact we have more than one election is an odd one. They not only have elections every two years for Congress, and spent about 18 months campaigning for them, but it's a federal republic - they have state (and county) elections too. Never mind the township meetings, elections for Police Chief, elections for park-keepers and judge etc etc etc.
Makes me think he is abnormally cluless, or the world's most pitifully inept troll.
I presumed the latter but I thought it was worth the turnout figures alone reply.
It's a sad day when only 37% can be arsed to vote for something that has been of such obvious interest and importance.
It's all right saying 'but politics is broken', well of course it is if you are too lazy to use what few legitimate methods you have to express your opinion or you use a vote about how the EU chould be run to complain about immigration by dusky hued chaps from outside the EU.
Locally a vacancy has arisen in the town council- not my ward - and there will only be an election if ten residents (of the town or the ward where the town is warded) write and ask for one. Guess what? So they co-opt a mate and that apparently is democracy. The town council, oddly enough, is all Welsh Labour, bar: a Labour and Co-Op, an Independent, a (This Town) First, member and two Plaid.