There’s a Governor’s Race Underway (But Who Cares?)

Fewer than half of eligible voters are expected to turn out. Will you?

By Todd Richissin

What if there were a race for governor going on and nobody cared?

That’s not quite the case in this year’s election between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli, but it’s close enough.

The Washington Post did an analysis of Virginia gubernatorial elections, and here’s what the paper found: If there’s not a presidential race on a ballot, Virginians stay away from the voting booths in droves.

Of course, with millions of dollars being spent on television ads, it’s just about impossible to ignore the race completely.

But we’d like to know: Will you vote this year? Tell us in comments below — with your reason for trekking to the polls or not.
Laurie Dodd September 08, 2013 at 04:55 PM
Will Virginia respect the rights of women, expand access to health care, and fund transportation improvements? Or will the state march backwards by limiting those rights while supporting gas companies over Virginia residents? Voting in this election is enormously important. Those who want Virginia to move forward should vote to support the Democratic ticket.


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