The Wrack

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  • Only Turkeys Don't Vote

    | November 22, 2014

    Can't we all just get along?

    The following was published in the Biddeford-Saco Journal Tribune Sunday edition, 11/23/2014.

    The most important thing I can say about this year’s midterm election is simply: thank you for voting.

    Maine had the highest voter turnout in the entire 50 states, with 59.3% of us going to the polls, well above the national average of 36%. If it was the “gu-bear-natorial” nature of our election, so be it: each vote tallied was an expression of individual preference. Some races were decided by single digits; others, by lopsided majorities. In each race, and on each ballot question, we now know what a majority of our fellow Mainers decisively think. That’s valuable information and worth thinking about.