It’s close! In the township where we live, Barack Obama defeated John McCain by 15 votes!
I guess I should mention that the victory margin was 166 to 151. So it’s not like it was 15 votes out of millions.
In all, 333 people in our township cast ballots, or about a third of the total population of our township.
Just to give you a sense of scale, there are an average of 29 people per square mile out here.
And the nutty jail expansion was defeated 3:1. Our county commissioners will just have to figure out some other way to house the county’s prison population (around six inmates) for awhile longer.