: News

Low Voter Turnout Projected On Delmarva

Play associated audio

By Bryan Russo

On the Eastern Shore of Maryland, today’s primary could set the stage for a state senate rematch. But, the big story of the day seems to be low voter turnout.

Worcester County Commissioner President Bud Church says of all the years that he’s run for office, he’s glad that this year he’s running unopposed.

Throughout the Delmarva Peninsula, pollsters and politicians like Church say they're surprised by the low turnout thus far.

Church says that he expected two or three times the number of voters and he says all bets could be off as far as predictions go.

"I think one or two percent is going to decide this election. Before I thought there would be 10 or 15 percent between the candidates, but now, with this turnout the way it is right now, 1 or 2 percent is going to take it," Church says.

Polls close at 8:00 this evening.

WAMU 88.5

Remains In Jamestown Linked To Early Colonial Leaders

Scientists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation say they've identified four men buried in the earliest English church in America.
WAMU 88.5

The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

WAMU 88.5

D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

NPR

Researchers Warn Against 'Autonomous Weapons' Arms Race

Already, researcher Stuart Russell says, sentry robots in South Korea "can spot and track a human being for a distance of 2 miles — and can very accurately kill that person."

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.