Why do you believe voter turnout was low
|There’s no replacement for Ted Kennedy. More than likely, people didn’t havie faith in the candidates who were coming behind him.
|Bad time, i.e., December. People are busy; plus, they all (the candidates) were saying the same thing.
||Robert “Urban Cowboy” Nicholls
|Unfortunately, I think it’s because we’re more apt to rally around a dynamic and connected ‘minority’ candidate than someone we really haven’t gotten to know.
|I think that we had a low turnout for two reasons. The first is that there wasn’t enough notice. The second is that the primary came right behind the general elections. People are not that civically engaged. Though many people register, not many (percentage-wise) actually vote.
|I just don’t think people know how important it is to vote, no matter who’s running. As far as the job itself? Nobody can hold that position like Ted Kennedy did. Nobody’s going to fight for us like he did.
|First, I don’t think it was publicized as much as other elections. Personally, I think the decision was made before the actual voting took place. In this town political cronyism is alive and well.