Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Election Day 2014

I voted Tuesday on my way to work. This was easy as my polling place is conveniently located just off my usual route and there was no line. I didn't find the electronic voting machines being were used very confidence inspiring (as regards my vote being correctly recorded and counted) but I suppose this is partly a function of unfamiliarity.

I am registered as unaffiliated but like most independents tend to lean one way, in my case towards the Republicans. So I was pretty happy with the results especially the (apparent) defeat of the loathsome Martha Coakley in the Massachusetts Governor's race. It will be interesting (although of course almost totally meaningless) to see how the financial markets react Wednesday.


  1. Although not directly related with your post, I'd be interested in your opinion about Obamacare and single payer health care system versus the current system in the US.

  2. Unfortunately health care policy is a subject that that I find complicated and boring which means I tend to avoid thinking too much about it. So I don't really have an informed opinion.