According to the 2010 Census, there are at least 108,546 registered voters in Broome County alone. This means only 16.3% voter activity. That is the real story. Voters just didn’t show up.
Simply put, if the public just sits back and wallows in apathy, incumbents will overwhelmingly be re-elected. The status quo will remain unchanged. There will be another 2 years of more of the same, until the 2016 presidential elections roll around. If that is the case then the nation as a whole loses.