Tuesday, August 14, 2012
It's primary election day in the People's Republic of Minnesota. It's mostly a non-event in my part of the state because there are no controversial races in doubt. The people who predict such things think that about ten percent of the eligible voters will exercise their franchise. The main contested elections are in the northeast part of the state and the southwest part, too. The members of the House in those districts will likely have more primary voters than here and also can expect a vigorous campaign before the November election. I voted this morning at Lyndale Community Center where I was the 56th voter of the day. I was the only voter in the room with about six election judges. They were chatting and eating "fat pills" (rich pastries) when I arrived. They seemed happy to see me, checked my eligibility and gave me my choice of the voting booths. And one of those "I Voted" stickers.