Joye Brown has been a columnist for Newsday since 2006. She joined the newspaper in 1983 and has worked as a reporter, an editor, newsroom administrator and editorial writer.
It’s primary day. In an off, off election year.
Which means that many of you enrolled in political parties with primaries Tuesday are not going to bother to vote.
That’s not a personal assessment — it’s the opinion of professionals, including Stanley Klein, a Long Island University political science professor, who studies such things.
In Nassau, for example, there’s a Democratic primary between county Legis. Laura Curran of Baldwin and Comptroller George Maragos for county executive.
Could corruption-related indictments of some county and town officials lure a few more voters to the polls — say, something more than the 9 percent Nassau usually sees?
“No,” Klein said in an interview Monday.
What about the roiled national politics? Is that going to . . .
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