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Tea Party Candidate Wins Race For PA Senate As A Write-In
Quote:Politicos and election officials are confirming Republican Scott Wagner’s apparent victory in the 28th Senate as the first time a write-in candidate has won an election for state Senate in Pennsylvania.

Only about 22,300 voters cast ballots in Tuesday’s special election, for a turnout of 13.6 percent, according to unofficial numbers from the county’s elections office.

Here’s The York Dispatch’s coverage of the historic win:

In what appears to be an unexpected victory for a conservative businessman who has made a point of bucking his own party, Republican Scott Wagner is presumed to have won a write-in campaign to defeat party nominee Ron Miller for an open seat in the state Senate.
It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
I find this encouraging. I also find that only 13% of the people voting to be equally discouraging.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
Camper;138623 Wrote:I find this encouraging. I also find that only 13% of the people voting to be equally discouraging.

Indeed, but the wish I could say I was surprised. We often see a poor turnout for even the bigger elections but this was small potatoes. With only 2 candidates on the ballot and 1 write-in, there wasn't much on the landscape to serve as a reminder. I feel kinda cheap saying I voted because I could damn near hit my polling place with a snowball thrown from the front lawn.

What did we see for turnout in eligible voters in the 2008 and 2012 presidential election? This was a pipsqueak by comparison, and many argued it was unnecessary and stupid. Even the winner will have to run again in the primary in May, and again in November if he wishes to keep the seat he just won.

I've always been disappointed and concerned about voter apathy and low turnout at the polls, going back to the 70's, and I've always thought a big part of the problems we have with government that is too big is that they know too many people just aren't paying attention.
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

William Pitt
But but third parties don't win.

These fucking morons for writers. I love the line from the posted link..

Quote:With 100 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, write-in votes totaled 10,595, or 47.7 percent, to Miller's 5,920, or 26.6 percent. Democrat Linda Small of New Freedom nearly edged out Miller with 5,704 votes, for 25.7 percent.

Hey asshole. Miller edged out Linda not the other way around.

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