March 2, 2016 at 6:10 pm #47668
Yesterday was Town Meeting Day in Vermont when each town comes together to approve budgets, hold elections, and tend to whatever matters the town needs to discuss or vote on. It is a State holiday and the Town Meetings are a constitutional requirement. Turnouts were huge, double the norm here at least. In my town Trump got 166 votes and Bernie 317 but I got 703 votes. There is a remote possibility that my comparative landslide was on account I was running unopposed for the position of Lister vs their running for Leader of the Free World with a host of competitors, but we can’t know that for sure.March 2, 2016 at 6:55 pm #47669
Congratulations, Mister Lister!
Cry, "Treason!"March 2, 2016 at 8:42 pm #47670
Sanders got that many?
Says a lot, sadly.
Maybe they thought it was Col. Sanders….March 2, 2016 at 10:08 pm #47672
Congratulations! Is this a political dynasty in the making?March 3, 2016 at 1:51 am #47676
Whirli, Bernie got more than 86% of the Democrat vote in VT. Not sure how much comes from folks generally liking him or folks generally not liking the Hildebeast. Probably mostly folks liking him, not because he’s a Socialist but rather because he’s ours. The State more leans libertarian than it does socialist which in combination with remnants of the Puritan cultural heritage in the background VT leans more blue than red. Most Republicans are just to the right of center with virtually no far right presence. Most Democrats are just to the left of center but there very much is also a far left presence. With the majority clustered around the center the political division in the State is typically the far left clustered in the Burlington area vs the moderate D’s & R’s that dominate the rest of the State. All in all we have a good thing going compared to most.
And being a Lister is all I aspire to. No formal meetings, minutes, agendas etc. I come and go as I please from the Town Hall, and most importantly It has helped me meet lots of people and become entrenched in the community.
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