If that’s the case, should it not reasonably follow that D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser is not the Democratic nominee for mayor because of the low voter turnout? The same goes for D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson’s (D) nomination for another term.
I found it quite troubling to read Mr. Evans’s condescendingly paternalistic assertion that because so few of the eligible voters cast their ballots, “It’s really up to the council to act in the best interests of the city.”
Has he forgotten the District’s justifiable anger when Congress overrides decisions made by D.C. voters? If D.C. Council members feel that the low-percentage voter turnout did not accurately reflect the will of the people, what threshold would they find acceptable? Thirty percent? Forty? Or would it require a landslide voter tally exceeding 50 percent?
Tom Pack, Washington