Thursday’s editorial calls for a bit more opposition in local elections, for the benefit of everybody:
Surprise! Republican Mark Lazarus is your new Horry County Council Chairman.
Well, not much of a surprise. In fact, this was about as far from a surprise as is possible. If surprise were a city, we’d still be right here and those actually in Surprise would be halfway across the world, somewhere in Eastern Europe. If surprise were measured on a scale of 1 to 100, we’re around a -6. That’s how far from surprised we were with the outcome of Tuesday’s election.
How unexciting and predictable was this race? Only a paltry 1.23 percent of Horry County voters bothered to turn out on Tuesday. The unfortunate poll workers at the Gurley precinct in Loris waited all day and nobody showed up to vote. Hopefully they had a good book.