City Desk

The Needle: Voting Ghost Town

The Empty Poll: Voters in D.C. seemed to show up to the polls today in extraordinary low numbers. Mayor Vince Gray's home precinct, for instance, received 1074 votes in 2010. This year, only 498 votes were cast there as of 6 p.m. -7

April's Fools: D.C. had some pretty lame April Fools' Day jokes today, including Taylor Gourmet's attempt to trick people into thinking they had free beer at all of their locations, even though the sandwich chain doesn't serve beer. How rude! -2

Trashy Politics: Delivery of the new Supercans was accelerated to some D.C. homes in the days before the election, but, as one local editor pointed out, the picking up of the old bins has very much not been accelerated. -3

Panda BreakTired of election coverage? Here, look at Bao Bao attempt to climb a tree. +2

Yesterday's Needle rating: 49 Today's score: -10 Today's Needle rating: 39

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