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Voter Satisfaction or Voter Apathy


Voter Satisfaction or Voter Apathy


Filing season for primary elections on June 11, 2024 ended on Monday April 1st at noon.  Races to be voted for include a US House of Representative district, 5 different state senate districts, 11 different state house districts, 5 county constitutional officers, 6 county council districts and 5 board of education districts.  That’s a total of 33 races.  It seems that all we hear from talk radio, social media and the like is “my taxes are too high”, “we don’t have the infrastructure to handle our growth”, “Horry County doesn’t get its fair share from Columbia or Washington”, “you’re too liberal or you’re too conservative” and so on and so on.  Well folks, this is where the rubber meets the road.  If this much dissatisfaction exists, elections are where change is made.  Of the 33 races, only 14 are competitive leaving 19 incumbents with no competition in the primary or general election.  Only 7 of the 14 will be competitive races in the general election in November.  That results in 26 of the 33 seats being decided in the primary.  In further analysis, there are a total of 53 candidates on these various ballots with 42 of them as a republican, 10 as a democrat and 1 libertarian.      


Not sure how you see it, but the evidence suggests there is either voter satisfaction or voter apathy.  Either way, based on the limited number of competitive races, I guess we will continue to have high taxes, inadequate infrastructure, no help from Columbia or Washington and so on and so on.


Until next week,


Jimmy Crack Corn: “I don’t care”

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