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Pierce County voters have clout

Post by Cheryl Tucker on July 29, 2010 at 10:08 am |
July 29, 2010 10:09 am

It’s easy to have an inferiority complex here in the South Sound, where stories seem to be covered by the big media outlets only if they involve a crime of some sort.

But Pierce County gets some positive attention Wednesday in the Seattle Times. Editorial writer Joni Balter writes that voters here have a lot of clout in statewide elections and may even hold the key in close votes. They likely are the voters who are keeping Dave Reichert in office and made Dino Rossi’s first run for governor such a close race, she writes.

Read her column here.

I think Pierce County voters would have even more clout if this weren’t the only county in the state that still had poll voting. Voter turnout is lower here because voters who haven’t signed up for absentee ballots are much less likely to vote.

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