New Yorkers More Indifferent Than Ever

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Tuesday's primary vote, with its foregone mayoral result, was never expected to draw many New Yorkers to the polls. "Two political consultants said the turnout for Democrats could be as low as 15 percent," reported the Times the day before. But those already-pessimistic predictions were actually too generous — only 11 percent of eligible Democrats cast their ballots on Tuesday, a turnout believed to be "the lowest in modern New York City history." Even lazier is that about 40,000 people voted for comptroller and public advocate but not for mayor, which takes all the effort of flicking one more lever. [NYT]