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Old 03-07-2012, 11:20 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Originally Posted by Skinny Puppy View Post
I think that's the point, that half a million supporters came out to vote for him when they didn't need to.
Even that is meaningless without some comparisons to previous Presidents.
Now if you will provide that, THEN the numbers may show some value.

Ken
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Greater Washington, DC
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Pretty meaningless. For one thing, Obama was apparently alone on the Democratic ballot. Secondly, the GOP vote was split - which it won't be in November - and the TOTAL GOP votes were WAY MORE than the total Democratic votes - which is almost certainly because Obama had no competition on the Democratic side so there was really no reason for the Democrats to actually go vote.

All told, that comparison (Obama vs any of the Republicans) doesn't really tell us anything one way or the other.

Ken
Thank you. +1
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Rhode Island
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Another reason obama had so many votes too was because there were primaries and there were democrats in primaries.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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And there isn't even a contest on the Dem side! LMAO! GOP candidates = clowns.

President Obama 547,588

Flip-Flop Romney 456,205
Frothy Mix 445,697

ENR - My Results
Wow. Is this some kind of new liberal math?

obama - 547588.

GOP field (7) - 1,187,000.

Epic, classic thread FAIL.

The OH GOP primary surpassed the turnout from 2008.

Obama got about half the vote from 2008.
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:58 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Wow. Is this some kind of new liberal math?

obama - 547588.

GOP field (7) - 1,187,000.

Epic, classic thread FAIL.

The OH GOP primary surpassed the turnout from 2008.

Obama got about half the vote from 2008.
Yeah, the OP is pretty bogus - BUT, where do you get "The OH GOP primary surpassed the turnout from 2008"? Everything I see says the opposite:

"Despite warm weather, voter turnout came in under 25 percent, lower than expected, said Jeff Matthews, director of the Stark County Board of Elections. Officials anticipated a 30 to 35 percent turnout."



Low voter turnout story of 2012 primary - Canton, OH - CantonRep.com

Voter turnout low during Ohio primary - FOX19.com-Cincinnati News, Weather & Sports

Ohio polls seeing light turnout | www.whiotv.com

etc, etc, etc - over and over again, I read reports of light turnout.

I know the GOP says turnout was high, but no one else - including poll workers themselves - seems to back them up on that (at least that I've seen).

Ken
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Chicago Area
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And there isn't even a contest on the Dem side! LMAO! GOP candidates = clowns.

President Obama 547,588

Flip-Flop Romney 456,205
Frothy Mix 445,697

ENR - My Results
And now, just for laughs, I shall turn one of the other Democratic talking points on it's head: Voter turnout for primaries.

Republican turnout was clearly more than double Democrat turnout, so clearly twice as many Republicans are going to get out and vote in November. Obama doesn't stand a chance!!

/end Sarcasm
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Chicago Area
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Yeah, the OP is pretty bogus - BUT, where do you get "The OH GOP primary surpassed the turnout from 2008"? Everything I see says the opposite:

"Despite warm weather, voter turnout came in under 25 percent, lower than expected, said Jeff Matthews, director of the Stark County Board of Elections. Officials anticipated a 30 to 35 percent turnout."



Low voter turnout story of 2012 primary - Canton, OH - CantonRep.com

Voter turnout low during Ohio primary - FOX19.com-Cincinnati News, Weather & Sports

Ohio polls seeing light turnout | www.whiotv.com

etc, etc, etc - over and over again, I read reports of light turnout.

I know the GOP says turnout was high, but no one else - including poll workers themselves - seems to back them up on that (at least that I've seen).

Ken
2012 Ohio GOP Primary:
456,513 Romney
446,225 Santorum
175,554 Gingrich
111,238 Paul
13,873 Other
Total = 1,203,403

2008 Ohio GOP Primary turnout = 1,095,917

So in what world is 1,203,403 smaller than 1,095,917??

I get that the more liberal media has been harping on voter turnout at ever possible opportunity. This time, they obviously spoke too soon.
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Greater Washington, DC
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Originally Posted by LordBalfor View Post
Yeah, the OP is pretty bogus - BUT, where do you get "The OH GOP primary surpassed the turnout from 2008"? Everything I see says the opposite:

"Despite warm weather, voter turnout came in under 25 percent, lower than expected, said Jeff Matthews, director of the Stark County Board of Elections. Officials anticipated a 30 to 35 percent turnout."



Low voter turnout story of 2012 primary - Canton, OH - CantonRep.com

Voter turnout low during Ohio primary - FOX19.com-Cincinnati News, Weather & Sports

Ohio polls seeing light turnout | www.whiotv.com

etc, etc, etc - over and over again, I read reports of light turnout.

I know the GOP says turnout was high, but no one else - including poll workers themselves - seems to back them up on that (at least that I've seen).

Ken
There were over 100,000 more people. I don't know why they were expecting so muhc more, it seems they set their standards much too high
Ohio Republican primary, 2008 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Republican Presidential At-Large: March 4, 2008
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Reality
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And there isn't even a contest on the Dem side! LMAO! GOP candidates = clowns.

President Obama 547,588

Flip-Flop Romney 456,205
Frothy Mix 445,697

ENR - My Results
Nobody can really be this ignorant... seriously?

About 1 million Republican voters showed up in Ohio, 548K Democrat voters showed up in Ohio. I'm fine with those numbers.
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:58 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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The Republican party is going down in flames...lashing out will not change that fact.

The GOP is so dysfunctional that they could not scrounge up ONE decent candidate to run against President Obama. I laugh out loud every time I see one of their candidates. I also enjoy watching the GOP slugfest. Priceless.
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