AMERICANS VOTE WITH THEIR FEET – BY STAYING AWAY FROM POLLS
Disgust or empathy, take your pick, were the big winners in Nov 4, 2014 US elections as Americans voted with their feet – by staying away from polls.
Some eligible voters simply did not want to play a part in a thoroughly corrupt political systems (the Disgust group). Others just didn’t care (the Apathy group). Either way, “None of the Above” was by fart the most popular voter The 36.6% average turnout across the country was lower than even in the 1920s, the previous low in the last century (the 1824 turnout of 26% is still the all-time low – see below).
The newest state Hawaii, for example, one of our two home states, set a new all-time record for a low turnout (34.6%). Arizona, our first home state, was even lower – 34.4%. But the more mature states, like Indiana and Texas, led the nation with 28% and 28.5% voter turnouts.
At the other end of the scale, the voters in Maine and Wisconsin showed the most faith in the current system. The turnout in those two states was 59.3% and 56.9% respectively.
While the “lamestream” (establishment) media headlines today are treating the election as some sort of a sporting event in which the red-shirted Republicans thrashed the blue-shirted Democrats, it is now clear that a vast majority of Americans realize that what we have in this country is a DEMO-FARCE, just as this writer put it in a Nov 1996 column published by the WASHINGTON TIMES.
Voting for either a Republican or a Democrat is meaningless. For, they both work for the same bosses – the (Wall Street) Plutocrats of the New World Order
Here’s an excerpt…
Fielding two horses from the same stable evidently suited the U.S. Establishment just fine. Election 96 was a “demo farce!” The U.S. democracy is turning into a New World Order plutocracy. [WASHINGTON TIMES, Nov 17, 1996]
UPDATE – Nov 6, 2014
“Non of the Above” Win Big
Establishment Media Largely Mum on Disastrously Low Turnout
One day after, the national “lamestream” (mainstream) establishment media are largely mum on the biggest story of the 2014 US elections – a disastrously low turnout.
Our scan of the news headlines this morning turned up only one story, at NPR, about that (see Midterm Elections May Have Had Record Low Turnout : NPR). And event that piece sounded more apologetic than alarming, pointing out that midterm elections traditionally have lower turnouts.
True. But even so, a record low turnout (36.6% average) is still a record low turnout.
So back to Disgust and Apathy, the big winners on Nov 4.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans refused to participate in our political system. They turned down the role of Patsy in the New World Order farce into which our democratic process has morphed. [Truth in Media]
As a result, NO CANDIDATE received a true voter mandate. Not even the “unopposed” who may have won 100% of votes. Because they were cast by a mere third or so of eligible voters. The rest, voted with their feet – by staying away from polls.
Time to weep or rejoice? Take you pick.
Meanwhile, here are some local reports about the low turnout in various states which provide additional spot-evidence.
- NJ’s voter turnout in 2014 midterm elections may be recordlow, early figures show – The Star-Ledger
- ELECTIONS 2014: SC voter turnout lowest in decades – The State
- Nevada voter turnout rate lowest since 1978 – Las Vegas Review-Journal
- Elections Results 2014: At 21.3 Percent, Millennial TurnoutAbout The Same As In Previous Midterms – International Business Times
- Low Democratic turnout propelled Larry Hogan to victory in Maryland governor’s race – Baltimore Business Journal
- San Diego County Voter Turnout Meets Low Expectations – KPBS
- Low Voter Turnout Marks Oklahoma’s Election – KGOU
- Ohio sets modern record low for turnout in yesterday’s election
Columbus Dispatch (blog)–Nov 5, 2014