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Anita Bonds: Too Many Elections

Staff writer Nikita Stewart caught up with D.C. Democratic Party Chair Anita Bonds:

Bonds, who is running for reelection to her post on the Democratic State Committee, said the low voter turnout should trigger some debate on how the city holds its elections.

"I'm beginning to be worried that we're having too many elections in an election year," she said.

The Democratic-dominated city experienced high voter turnout during the presidential primary in February and will likely see the same in the general election, she said.

If voters were going to stay home to avoid fatigue, today's election is apparently the one to skip at least in the democratic races, she said. The state and national committees of the Democrats also take up a lot of room on the ballot, she said.

"People are very confused and I wonder what the cost is to taxpayers," Bonds said.

By David A Nakamura  |  September 9, 2008; 1:02 PM ET
Categories:  2008 District Election  
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