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Old 03-07-2012, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, MD
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I don't think it means anything. People voted in the Democratic primary for a number of local races, like if you live in a heavily Democratic city like Cleveland, winning the primary is tantamount to winning the election in most local elections. Also, Dennis Kucinich and Marcy Kaptur had a competitive primary for their Congressional seat. I intend to vote in the Maryland Dem primary even though Obama is unopposed because I need to vote for local candidates like County council and state representatives.
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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I think that's the point, that half a million supporters came out to vote for him when they didn't need to.
Yup.
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Reality
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Nobody can really be this ignorant... seriously?
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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.
Never mind, I guess I was wrong.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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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
actually considering he there are no other Democrats running this is not good news for him. He should have gotten almost twice as many votes as he got.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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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
My GOD, how many times must I give you the link from the 2008 election, showing 1,043,007 voters and the 2012 election, showing 1,187,000 voters?

Do you ever read the responses from the posts you quote?

One more time;

2008 primary;

Election Center 2008: Primary Results - Elections & Politics news from CNN.com

2012 primary;

Primaries - State Results - Election Center 2012 - Elections & Politics from CNN.com

Can you count the totals up yourself?

I guess the OFFICIAL numbers don't matter if one or two counties report below average turnout, right?
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:27 PM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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My GOD, how many times must I give you the link from the 2008 election, showing 1,043,007 voters and the 2012 election, showing 1,187,000 voters?

Do you ever read the responses from the posts you quote?

One more time;

2008 primary;

Election Center 2008: Primary Results - Elections & Politics news from CNN.com

2012 primary;

Primaries - State Results - Election Center 2012 - Elections & Politics from CNN.com

Can you count the totals up yourself?

I guess the OFFICIAL numbers don't matter if one or two counties report below average turnout, right?
MY GOD, did you not notice that TWO people ALREADY responded to me with that info - and I even REP'ed them for it - though in fairness to you I did neglect to POST a reply (and of course you can't see the REP I gave them).

It was JUST a question - and no, I didn't see that info from you already. EXCUSE ME!

Ken
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