Alibi V.26 No.15 • April 13-19, 2017 

Letter From the Editor

On Winning in a Democratic Vote

Dear Comedians,

Merriam-Webster’s definition of democracy is as follows: “a form of government in which people choose leaders by voting.” The results of Best of Burque are determined by a democratic vote. It’s not that we “refused to give someone the title” or enacted a malicious scheme to "make this result." Simply put, no one earned it. It’s unfortunate that no local comedian rose to win top honors, but if you really want to know why there wasn’t a fountain of votes for any one person, you’ll have to look to your fellow Burqueños. Did you vote? Did you ask your fans, coworkers, family, friends, random strangers, Uber driver, garbage man, etc. to vote?

As for why we didn’t mention anyone by name, it wouldn’t be fair to the people who actually did win and deserve the honor. This is not an everyone-gets-a-trophy sort of thing. We encourage you all to wage a major election campaign next year to ensure that a winner is chosen by the people, of the people, for the people.

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