Thursday, June 12, 2014

Cantor’s backers stayed home….

Democracy isn’t working too well in Virginia's 7th Congressional District.

Nearly everybody in the 7th didn't vote on Tuesday for David Brat to be their congressman.

And I’m pretty sure that most of Eric Cantor's supporters stayed home.

Too bad for the 757,917 people of this suburban Richmond district. I think it’s a good bet that most of them really don’t want either guy to be their guy in Congress.

The thing is, less than 12 per cent of the Virginians eligible to vote turned out for the Republican primary election that resulted in the shocking defeat of the incumbent Cantor, who is the Republican majority leader in the House.

Brat stomped all over Cantor, with almost 56 per cent of the vote.

But gee whiz, Brat only got 36,110 votes.                           

Barely more than 6 per cent of the folks who can vote in this solidly Republican district turned out to pick David Brat as the GOP candidate.

This is not democracy at work.

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