Letter to the Editor

BY DI READERS | OCTOBER 08, 2009 7:20 AM

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Special election for supervisor would be wasteful

The transparency of any government is salient in the democratic process, and Johnson County is no different. Yet I feel as though a special election would be tedious and time consuming (DI, Oct. 7). It is well established that Johnson County votes overwhelmingly for the Democratic Party.

The latest voter-registration results from the Auditor’s Office show 47 percent of voters are Democrats, and 19 percent are Republican. So, barring a doubtful surge of independent voters, there is no way to infer that a non-Democrat would win a special county seat in an off-year election.

Not to mention that county races are notorious for low turnout, even in election years with prominent names at the top of the ballot.

The whole process seems tedious and without merit.

Mark Bowers
UI senior

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