FK – I voted for one or two actual candidates. Then wrote in Thomas Jefferson and Mickey Mouse on a few others. If I didn’t know anything about them I didn’t vote. An article in the local rag isn’t knowledge about a candidate. Mainstream newswhores aren’t trained to ask questions that actually matter, or they’re commies and don’t dare.
It’s too much time and effort for the average sheeple to pay attention to what their elected public servants are doing. That’s why we need to require three things to vote: Proof of citizenship, proof of literacy in English and passing a test that shows a basic understanding of our history and the form of govt. we’re supposed to have here: small and very limited. Those who would go to that trouble might actually put some effort into following what happens between elections.