Oh my, what a big day this has been.
All of the votes are in and West Virginia has nominated Captain Kathryn Janeway to lead us into battle against all our enemies. Captain Janeway of the Starship Voyager crushed all opposition with a 23 point lead over Captain Benjamin Sisko of Deep Space Nine.
We're really impressed with the turnout. 13 people voted- which is more than double the number we originally projected. People are starting to get actively involved with the daily affairs of Starfleet Command and this is yet another terrific sign that democracy and the principles of the United Federation of Planets are still holding strong in our state.
Analysts have speculated that Captain Janeway's "do or die" attitude as well as her bold and blunt style of command appeals to most West Virginians and that she alleviates many of the fears our people have on the upcoming Borg invasion.
The experts also believe that Captain Sisko's relative inexperience hurt him today because, as they are quick to point out, Sisko was a only a commander in the first three seasons of Deep Space Nine. The professional pundits also believe that Captain Janeway has an appeal with working class citizens. While Captain Sisko rarely ate meals outside of his quarters, Captain Janeway could often be found in the mess hall sharing replicated beverages with her crew. Truly, Kathryn Janeway is a Captain for the masses.
And it should be noted that no Starfleet officer has successfully waged a battle against any of our intergalactic foes with out West Virginia's support. That's how Bones got his commission as chief medical officer aboard the Enterprise. Actually, Dr. McCoy was from Georgia, but, well, it's close enough. Hell, the brass in San Fransisco don't know the difference.
Nevertheless, the exciting turn out today can be directly attributed to the exciting campaigns waged by both these excellent Starfleet Captains. They have both, once again, risen to challenge and gave the people a voice in a galaxy full of immorality and hostile aliens.
So we congratulate Captain Kathryn Janeway for her rise to victory and on becoming the official Starfleet Captain of West Virginia who will one day lead us across the galaxy. Now, if there is someway we could talk her into taking Governor Joe Manchin on her next warp flight to the Delta Quadrant...........
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