Better than I thought but still pitiful

I have to admit that Alabama's 17.36 percent voter turnout and Escambia County's 18.03 percent turnout in Tuesday's runoff elections were higher than I anticipated, but it's still pitiful.

To put those percentages in perspective, 82.64 percent of the registered voters in Alabama did not vote and 81.97 percent of the registered voters in Escambia County failed to cast a ballot.

I hope that doesn't mean that the overwhelming majority of people in this state don't care about who represents us in Washington, D.C., and don't care how those elected officials spend our money and don't care if thos...

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