2022 Mid-Terms

As of this writing the results are not totally counted…..the House is leaning ‘red’ and the Senate is up for grabs…..

Voting was not anything to brag about….but it seldom is in the mid-terms.

I have tried to help people to grasp the complexities of our political system…..I have said I think that the voter is uninformed that they believe whatever some yahoo tells them as ‘true’…..and there are times that reinforce my fears and then there are times that just make me feel that the voter is just suffering from the stupids.

This vote outcome just makes me shake my head…..

Anthony “Tony” DeLuca died last month, in the middle of his re-election race—which he won anyway, by a huge margin. DeLuca, 85 and the longest-serving state representative in Pennsylvania, died of lymphoma less than two weeks after the deadline to change the ballot, the Guardian reports. He was the choice of nearly 86% of voters, with Green candidate Queonia “Zarah” Livingston coming in second with 14% of the vote, the AP reports. A special election will be held to fill the seat, which will be vacant until then. A date has not yet been set.

“While we’re incredibly saddened by the loss of Representative Tony DeLuca, we are proud to see the voters continue to show their confidence in him and his commitment to Democratic values by re-electing him posthumously,” the Pennsylvania House Democratic campaign committee said. DeLuca had represented the state’s 32nd Legislative District for 39 years. Some were posting about his re-election on social media as an example of voter fraud, despite no evidence of that. “Under Pennsylvania law, there was no way to remove Rep. DeLuca from the ballot,” says a rep from the aforementioned committee. Adds an Allegheny County spokesperson, “This is not the first time this has happened either.”

“Not the first time”?

Why would anyone vote for someone that cannot actually represent them?

Was it really support for him or just was it actually uninformed voters or just plain apathy?

This does not make me confident on the decisions by the voters.

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

6 thoughts on “2022 Mid-Terms

  1. You asked… “Why would anyone vote for someone that cannot actually represent them?”

    Because many ppl vote, and are encouraged to do so, for the party. And at least in that race, surmised that even a dead Dem was better than Queonia Livingston, the only other person on the ballot. She’s a Green Party candidate.

    Now it will go to a special election, perhaps what voters wanted. But it will stay a Dem seat.

  2. I can see why some people voted simply for the Democratic Party. But I am left wondering how many of them even realised he was dead.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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