Primary Turnout, MLB and AC Loses an Advocate

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The valuable NJ Spotlight has once again gifted us an interactive map, this one showing voter turnout for the primary county by county. “An analysis of unofficial election turnouts with nearly all the votes counted shows that about 21 percent of all those registered as Democrat or Republican cast ballots for each party’s nominations for U.S. Senate, the state’s dozen seats in the House of Representatives, unexpired state Assembly terms, and a host of county and local offices,” Colleen O’Dea writes.

Twenty-eight kids from New Jersey were picked in the MLB draft this week, including Danny Nunan from Ocean City and Robert Boselli who out of Holy Spirit.

Reflecting on the weather this spring, it’s amazing that South Jersey produces any baseball players at all, let alone legit professional prospects. That Mike the actual Trout came from Millville is still totally astonishing.

New Jersey native Anthony Bourdain died in France overnight, an apparent suicide. Bourdain did a show on South Jersey in 2015, with stops in the Pine Barrens. He was bullish on Asbury Park three years ago. You can watch the scene from Dock’s Oyster House here, courtesy of Mel at AC Primetime.

“Bourdain is almost irrationally fond of Atlantic City,” Philly Voice wrote afterward.

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