Even as someone who has grown numb to the democratic disservice of uncontested elections, I still find these stats about the Arkansas legislature to be ...
Even as someone who has grown numb to the democratic disservice of uncontested elections, I still find these stats about the Arkansas legislature to be remarkable. From the Arkansas News Bureau:
So, before a single state primary vote was cast - early voting began Monday - Democrats were assured a House majority with 51 unopposed candidates, with House Republicans garnering 12 seats the easy way, about half way to at least maintaining the 25 House seats they currently hold.
Thirteen of the 18 Senate seats up for election this year were uncontested, giving eight Democrats and five Republicans a clear path to office.
Overall, 76 of the 118 seats up for election are uncontested, about 65 percent.
The article also notes that it isn't just incumbents who are getting free rides. A dozen candidates running for open seats have no opponents too.
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