This election is likely to be close, very close. Consider this. The incumbent DFL representative in SD44, John Benson, won his 2010 election by only 595 votes out of 17,399 cast, a margin of just over 3%. It is not at all hard to imagine that just over 3% of voters had something come up that kept them from the polls. A last-minute business trip? A family emergency? Health problems? Life is complicated and unpredictable, and even determined voters can have something come up that takes priority.
David Faith is Vice Chair At Large of the SD44 Republicans. This post is cross-posted from SD44gop.org.