Sunday, February 24, 2013

Closed Primary

A little known fact was recently brought to your LakeCountyEye's attention. Did you know that there is a Primary Election on February 26? That would be like on Tuesday, which is a day or two from now. Your LakeCountyEye did not know that!

Despite the fact that there is a primary this week, there are no actual elections scheduled in Lake County. Except for a couple that no one knows about. And of those, there is only one anyone knows about: the primary election for Waukegan Mayor.

The Mayoral candidates, in alphabetical order, are:
  • Sam Cunningham
  • Terry Link
  • Wayne Motley
Plus some YouTubes, which your LakeCountyEye found by accident while searching for public-domain gangnam footage:

Sam Cunninham - 2013 Mayoral Candiate Interview

Terry Link - 2013 Mayoral Candidate Interview

Around Your Town Wayne Motley Interview for Mayor of Waukegan
By your LakeCountyEye's calculation, 2013 is an off-year. The only time to look for fewer voters at the polls in an off-year election would be at an off-year primary to an off-year election. Factor in that monster lake-effect snow-storm predicted for Tuesday, and your LakeCountyEye expects the voter turnout in Waukegan at somewhere near the low negative single-digits.

All of this means is that the Waukegan Primary election is already over. Whoever had the best early-vote GOTV effort has already won.

Your LakeCountyEye, for one, plans to stay home Tuesday & tighten up the moves.

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