Voters Irked Over Partisan Stalemate On Capitol Hill

Voters leave a Twinsburg polling station yesterday (pic: Brian Bull)
Voters leave a Twinsburg polling station yesterday (pic: Brian Bull)

Northeast Ohio offered voters a beautiful day to go to the polls, yesterday. But for some, the partisan gridlock in Washington remained a dark cloud on the political landscape.

Walking out of her polling place on Cleveland's West Side, Darla Motil said the bickering on Capitol Hill was dispiriting.

"I enjoy politics from a bystanders perspective, I like learning more about it and reading about it. But, even for someone as optimistic as I am, it becomes hard to maintain that)

Undaunted, Tremont resident Andrew Revy maintains that the answer to that is for voters to take back their right to call the shots.

"If we can just get across to our citizens that it's really important to vote, I think that's where the change is going to happen. I think we can clamor all we want about gridlock and partisan issues locking up anything getting done, but it really comes down to citizenry --- active citizenry is the most important part of a democracy.

Statewide, yesterday's voter turnout was the lowest since 2002.

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