So fully two thirds of the electorate were "duped?" You give the people too little credit. OVERWHELMINGLY, the people rejected the incumbent and chose an
opposing candidate. It wasn't even close. You're just another person who thinks "the people" were stupid because they didn't agree with you. Welcome to democracy! Sorry the electorate is not as enlightened as you.
I would not go so far as to say it was an overwhelming victory when 70% of the registered voters in this county did not even vote. They may have rejected the incumbent but given that Amy Wise Coble never ran because she was simply a plant, Anderson was the only alternative. Not sure I'd be thumping my chest over that kind of victory either because if people who voted for Anderson actually voted for change, they will be sadly disillusioned. Anderson is just more of the same. It just cost more to get him elected. I don't see that as democracy in action either.