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Not-so-Super Tuesday

I love being a Virginian for many reasons, and one of them is because of the politics. We aren’t seen as a classic swing state, but I like to think that we are. The dominant party might not change every election season, but it changes enough to keep it interesting. Considering all of the national media attention Virginia has been getting over our General Assembly session, I was extremely disappointed to see such a low voter turnout this primary season. According to the Associated Press, only 265,533 people across the state came to the polls for Super Tuesday, likely because of fellow candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich’s failure to earn spots on the ballot. This is a historically low turnout for the Virginia presidential primary, according to the Huffington Post. Continue reading Not-so-Super Tuesday