13 December 2009

Annise Parker elected Houston mayor

Houston voters chose Annise Parker to replace the outgoing Bill White as the next mayor of the fourth-largest U.S. city by population.

Parker won 53.6 percent of ballots according to Harris County election data, with a 16.5% voter turnout.

Sixteen point five percent? That's criminal! That's disgusting.

It means that 8.84% of Houston's registered voters chose the winner. Talk about voter apathy. Do you know what our forefathers went through to give you the right to vote?

Houston's deficit and Parker's sexual orientation were campaign issues.

1 comment:

d.eris said...

"Parker won 53.6 percent of ballots according to Harris County election data, with a 16.5% voter turnout. Sixteen point five percent? That's criminal! That's disgusting. It means that 8.84% of Houston's registered voters chose the winner."

On the other hand, that means a third party candidate could easily win such an election with the support of just 1 in 10 voters.