Senator Josh Miller (D – District 28, Cranston, Warwick)
2012 total number of registered voters in his District …… 18,336
2012 total number of votes which he received ………..… 7,119
2012 % of votes received from all eligible voters ………. 38.8%
2012 total number of votes he did not receive …….….… 11,217
2012 % of all votes he did not receive ………………..… 61.1%
LIKE EVERYONE ELSE IN THE LEGISLATURE THIS MAN IS VULNERABLE AND BEATABLE!
‘Liars figure and figures lie’ is a very old adage, but it is the absolute truth in the way elections have always been reported. The moment a winner is announced the actual number of votes a winner received is turned into a percentage of the total number of votes cast; not a percentage of the eligible vote. They do this to artificially control the perception that the newly elected is unbeatable. And that is how they control the outcome of the next election – by keeping expectations and the turnout small.
An informed electorate is probably more dangerous to them than an informed jury. They just can’t have it. But FED UP in RI is going to continue hammering this message home, time and time again, until everyone in Rhode Island realizes that the gig is up and that elected officials have to be more responsive to us than to the special interests who only provide money to them, but not precious votes.