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By aphrael (Thu Jun 08, 2006 at 02:35:59 PM EST) elections, politics, boredom, tuxes, weddings, marriage, fraud (all tags)
I had a hard time figuring out how to vote in this election; harder than most. It's not that there were no choices to be made -- the Democracy represented by Phil Angelides is somewhat enormously different than the Democracy represented by Steve Westly, for example -- but I could never summon the energy to care enough to investigate those differences, or opine about them. Some of it is that I spent the last two weeks of May working hard, being a bridesmaid, and fighting off the evils of strep throat; but the interest had been small before those weeks, and never revived with my health. Nor was it just me; turnout in this election was the lowest since 1920.

The most boring election in modern times yielded the lowest turnout in modern times.

[Inside: a picture of me in a tux!]


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