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Sisters Toni Seaver and Tonya Davis serve up pies, pies, and more pies homemade by the Pierrepont Ladies Auxiliary at the town's Election Night dinner. Photo: David Sommerstein
Sisters Toni Seaver and Tonya Davis serve up pies, pies, and more pies homemade by the Pierrepont Ladies Auxiliary at the town's Election Night dinner. Photo: David Sommerstein

Voter voxpop: Chicken, pie and democracy in Pierrepont

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Election Night dinners are a social tradition in the North Country. For many voters, they also represent a relief from the barrage of advertising and political maneuvering. David Sommerstein spoke with voters at the Pierrepont chicken and biscuit dinner in St. Lawrence County.

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This is a partial transcription of David's conversation with voters in Pierrepont. To hear the whole piece, click on "Listen with NCPR player" above.

"My name is Tonya Davis, and we have all these different pies. We have blackberry, lemon meringue, pineapple delight, pumpkin, chocolate cream…"

"…Oreo cookie, all kinds of cream pies, and berry pies, even diet pie, sugar free for those who are diabetic…Oh, and I'm Toni Seaver."

"We voted this morning in South Colton. Hi my name is Arlene McEwan. I like election night especially it’s going to stop the ads on TV. I think the election in America ought to be like England - 6 weeks.

Fred Whitmarsh, live in Russell. They didn’t talk about what they were going to do. They only talked about what the other guy didn’t do. I’m sorry but that’s my opinion on that…On both sides.

"They ran each other down, they ran each other down too much. Nobody wanted to stand up and say what the change is going to be."

"Hi my name is Elizabeth Becht and I live here in Pierrepont. I thought it was long, and I’m ready for chicken and biscuits here Pierrepont at this point. It’s a nice wrap up."

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