Elections: The Wonderful World of Democracy

The Wonderful World of Democracy

All politics is local, and some of it is downright familial. Although the turnout for last week's local elections was tiny in places--11% of eligible voters in New York City cast a ballot--each electorate made itself heard in its own special way:

Fulton County, N.Y.: Eugene and Carol Reppenhagen ran against each other for a council seat, while divorcing. He won. She still celebrated: she got married.

Grand Junction, Iowa: Theodore Herrick, 19, and his dad Gerold were elected to the five-member city council.

Pennsylvania: Two dead candidates were re-elected.

King County, Wash.: David Irons Jr. defeated his sister Di in...

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