If the New York Times Magazine is right, Pennsylvania will be the "next Florida," focal point of our next electoral storm. Whether that prediction is true or not, people are paying attention. At yesterday's public demonstration of five different voting systems, the training room was packed with concerned members of the public, local party officials, reporters, elections commission members, and at least four members of a Northampton County Council that now has just one day to make a decision. Representatives of Wayne and Lackawanna County were also present.
County Exec John Stoffa sat forlornly in the back of the room, and was probably asking himself, "How the hell did this mess happen?"