Thursday, August 03, 2006

What I'd Like To Read... a website where voters could post, anonymously, why they voted for one candidate or another. Or why they didn't vote for one candidate or another.

The News Sentinel's Jack McElroy says:
Well, if there's one lesson to be learned by this year's county commission races, it's that -- despite what they might say -- voters sure love incumbents.

As of this writing at 10:25 p.m., it looks like only Commissioner David Collins will not be re-elected.
Obviously it's unethical to ask someone out of the blue to explain or defend their voting choice, and (probably) no one would post their decisions publicly, but if it could be done safely and anonymously I would love to hear the reasons why they voted for County Commissioner Jones, who was term-limited but running for reelection anyway. Why did they decide that was in the best interests of everyone to vote the way they did?

With the safety of anonymity (and hopefully a trust that trolls won't simply pretend they voted or didn't vote for someone) I think it would be enlightening.

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