A ballot recount shows why your vote matters (Listen)
Say what you want, but local voting matters, and the call for a recount of ballots in New Jersey's 16th Legislative District is an example of why.
Charles Kim, a local reporter for TAPinto South Brunswick, called to help prove this point this morning.
"You have to remember, this was a very close election. Each of the candidates only walked away with 25% of the vote," Kim said.
He pointed out that 2011 redistricting in Princeton and South Brunswick actually increased competition between Democrats and Republicans.
Flash forward to today, and you have progressive Democrat Andrew Zwiker winning by a marginal number after a recount.
Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the winners and losers were only separated by a few hundred votes each time we went to the polls? I think we should redistrict according to this principle, helping to drive voter participation.