Friday, May 18
One of the most striking characteristics that jumps out is the sharp drop off between presidential and congressional votes. It may be partially due to a more complicated ballot for congressional races, but it also probably stems from distrust of the political class. Null votes jumped by a million and another million voters did not bother to vote in the congressional races at all. Another million -- or 10 percent of valid votes -- cast blank ballots. Portents of the presidential run-offs.