Today is Primary Day in New Jersey, and polls are open from 6a to 8p. You should vote! (and here’s the dirty secret why):
Even after statewide redistricting this year, it remains a fact that the vast majority of legislative districts in the state are a virtual shoo-in for one party or the other in November. That means in the vast majority of legislative districts in the state, the only real election that will take place this year for representation in Trenton is happening today.
That’s why it’s not just registered Democrats and Republicans who should care about today’s primary. Every voter should care – because your Senator and your Assemblymembers are mostly being chosen today, not in November. And, for Democrats in Democratic districts, that means the winners are the people who will be expected to take the fight to Gov. Chris Christie for the next two years.
In most places, there is no contested primary. But, in those few places where there actually are contested primaries, you need to vote, and you need to choose wisely. Who will better represent you for the next 2 years? Who will stand up to Chris Christie? And, who will stand up for Democrats and progressive principles?
If you know that, then you know who deserves to represent you in Trenton. So, go vote! 🙂