In November, elections will be held in the US to fill the seats of all US House of Representatives Districts, about 1/3 of the US Senate and numerous legislators, governors and other elected posts at both state and local levels. The President is not being voted on, which historically has meant a significantly lower voter participation rate than occurs for Presidential contests. This lower voter turnout often results in elections which are won by candidates who do not share the political, social and economic interests of most of the people they are supposed to represent while in office.
Off-year elections like the ones held in 2010, while not electing a Commander-in-Chief, often have ramifications which last far longer than the 2, 4 or 6 year term the winners are elected to fill. Since 2010 was a census year, ,legislatures in many states were enabled to redraw districts within them to…
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