How can something be both boring and exciting at the same time?
In my column this week for Stephens Media, I attempt to explain how this was the case in the special election in district 54 this past week as I recap the race. On one hand, everything went as predicted in that the Democratic candidate won in a landslide.
But on the other hand, there were so many sub-plots that it was laughable. Seven candidates filed. A four-way Democratic primary forced a run-off election decided by eight votes. The absentee ballot margin from that election made it painfully obvious that the ultimate winner was "hustling" for every absentee vote he could get.
Absolute craziness in an otherwise boring election. Check out my column for more if you just can’t get enough.
I am also told that there could even be another sub-plot building up related to this election. On the same day as the special election for the district 54 vacancy, the city of Crawfordsville was voting on a tax issue. It is currently unclear if this issue passed or failed by just a few votes. Some are already pointing to problems at the polling sites, such as voters outside of Crawfordsville being able to vote in the city election.
Here we go again.