(Hey: wait. Isn’t this supposed to be a gardening blog?)
Spoilers. Michigan has a tradition of voting spoilers in presidential primaries. It’s a bit of mischief wrought for the good of one’s party: you cross the lines and vote for someone on the other ticket. Michigan’s tradition usually involves Republicans crossing over to vote for Democratic candidates, but that didn’t happen this year. There were no viable Democratic candidates except for Hillary. The estimates yesterday were that one in six Democratic voters voted Republican this year, and that two of six voted Uncommitted.
The only downside of spoiling, as I see it, is we will soon get a lot of Republican mailings in our postbox. The parties, you see, get the addresses of those who requested their ballots. (That my ballot didn’t erupt into flames in my hands is frankly surprising.) That’s okay, though: let them waste their money sending me their information. The worms need more bedding!