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Subject:  Re: 53% of Americans blame both sides Date:  12/13/2012  12:00 PM
Author:  FoolinGrapeApe Number:  1844657 of 2204419

That means over half the electorate can't be bothered to learn enough about what is at stake to make an informed opinion. People like that get the government they deserve, and they have received full measure.

I see this a lot at the local level. Municipal elections only attract about 1/4 of the voters that turn out during a Presidential election. Often times municipal elections have more of a direct impact on you than a residential election. Many people don't even know who the Selectmen are in our town, and we're not unique in that regard.

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