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How Democracy "Works"

How telling is it that in Ward 4, the top two finishers were Kelly Galloway (a newcomer who happened to join the race when her incumbent brother Mike Galloway took another job) and Mike Harris?

Sorry, kids. Name recognition != informed vote. (Am I being unfair?)

I'm also starting to think that we could use Borda counts for our municipal politics. But with a 23% voting rate in Kitchener already, a more complicated ballot probably wouldn't help.

Oh, well. At least Kulcsar (the MIA fourth candidate for mayor) got trounced.

And about 8 people came out to hear Larry Gordon speak tonight, of which I am pretty sure 0 were new faces. Sigh.

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