For John, BLUF: Democracy is worth the cost. Nothing to see here; just move along.
"Mercier tops ticket, Mitchell out in Lowell preliminary election".
Not shocked by City Councillor Rita Mercier topping the ticket.
My condolences to Challenger Mayon Mitchell and I hope he does not drop out of participation in future elections.
If you didn't vote you should feel bad about it.
Regards — Cliff