Monday, August 04, 2008

Primaries - Where the election is usually decided

About 20% of the voters make most of the decisions in the community. In most parts of this state, the primary is the election. That's not just true for most of Livingston County, but in most of this state. In Detroit, Flint, Ann Arbor, Lansing, and much of the UP, the big election is on the Democrat primary. In most of Livingston County, much of rural lower Michigan, the election is in the Republican Primary.

While the November election gets all the hype with the presidential race, most things are decided tomorrow. Barring major upsets, we will know tomorrow who our next state representative and township officials outside of Unadilla, Putnam, and Green Oak townships). There's also an important judicial election in the 4th District Court of Appeals in this state, and we need to make sure our higher courts continue to be a role model for the rest of the country. Eric Doster will be the best choice there.

I'll be tied up for awhile, so I may or may not be able to get a post in about the primary afterward. Don't forget to inform yourself about the races if you haven't. Then after you are informed, vote.

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