The Florida primaries are tomorrow. I’m hoping it’s not too traumatic to revisit the scene of the crime — Grand Theft, Democracy. I’m still awaiting the opinion of a friend who works in the court system on the nonpartisan judicial races, but other than considering her input, I’m all set.
To my intense annoyance, every single one of the school board candidates in one of the two districts in which I can vote are Republicans. It’s a nonpartisan race, but they’re all registered Republicans, which means they’re cool with being in the Party of Trump. They are varying degrees of awful, so I’ve selected the least offensive one. Is that the best strategy, or should I write in Badger McMurtry?
What’s going on politically at the local level in your neck of the woods? How do you inform yourself before you vote? Do newspaper endorsements carry any weight? Do you assess candidates on the issues separately by taking a look at their websites / Facebook pages, or do you rely on compendiums like the League of Women Voters guides? Can you share any good sites for candidate info?
I do all of the above, but like y’all, I’m a politics junkie or I wouldn’t hang out in a joint like this. I suspect a lot of our fellow citizens go with “eeny-meenie-miney-moe” in the voting booth in nonpartisan races or under-vote.