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Old 06-24-2020, 05:27 AM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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The logics of our CoVid primary went much smoother than anticipated. I am happy that both Kentucky Democratic and Republican leadership have supported the process and equally defended any and all accusations of shenanigans by outside agitators. It’s too bad the rest of the nation can’t follow suite.

On the other hand, this was supposed to be a sleeper primary but the Democratic senate nomination has turned into an extremely tight race! In Bullitt County McGrath won by only 2 votes, and is the only of Louisville’s surrounding counties that she won. Of course neither Jefferson or Fayette has been tabulated yet.

I’m not sure how they are calling these counties 100% though since the mail-in ballots were still being dropped off on Election Day and we are supposed to have more mail-in votes than in-person votes.
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Old 06-24-2020, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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There is a Partisan divide in Kentucky too, just like the rest of the nation...but it doesn't seem quite as harsh or almost violent, like it is in much of the country any more. The sides do disagree at times, but often they are able to get along fine with each other and keep doing their job. I wish it were that way everywhere. We all, after all, all Americans.


I liked Amy...I do try to respect anyone who served in the Military, but Booker came out of nowhere really....actually considering what the tone of the nation is right now, he might actually be the best candidate. I have only seen a little bit of him, but what I have seen, I like so far. It is surprising it is so close, that came out suddenly, out of nowhere. (Nationally, many people supported Amy..but Booker seems to have a lot of local support behind him. That can win elections. And rightly so.)


I am glad that things went so peacefully. It will take longer to tabulate this time, due to their being much more mail in ballots to tabulate.
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Old 06-24-2020, 09:16 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I've seen stories on facebook where they make it sound like they just shut down a lot of polling places just leaving people out in the cold. I told the ones who posted that everybody has had several weeks to vote in person, usually at the county clerk's office or you could vote by mail, like we did. And all the people listening to the president saying voting by mail isn't a safe way to vote and would be very bad. Then why have he and the first lady voted that way? Voting by mail has been going on since the Civil War.
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Old 06-24-2020, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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There is a Partisan divide in Kentucky too, just like the rest of the nation...but it doesn't seem quite as harsh or almost violent, like it is in much of the country any more. The sides do disagree at times, but often they are able to get along fine with each other and keep doing their job. I wish it were that way everywhere. We all, after all, all Americans.
I fear November may be a very different story - this one is going to get ugly, given the role McConnell plays in the current national power structure. I'm not looking forward to it at all.


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I've seen stories on facebook where they make it sound like they just shut down a lot of polling places just leaving people out in the cold. I told the ones who posted that everybody has had several weeks to vote in person, usually at the county clerk's office or you could vote by mail, like we did. And all the people listening to the president saying voting by mail isn't a safe way to vote and would be very bad. Then why have he and the first lady voted that way? Voting by mail has been going on since the Civil War.
My wife and I were planning to vote by mail, and would have loved to have done so. Trouble is, our ballots have yet to arrive. I know this is an imperfect world, and exceptional circumstances, and I'm not certain how widespread that particular problem was, but it didn't exactly inspire an abundance of confidence in the Kentucky elections system amongst the voters in our household.

Oh - and also, voting by mail seems to work fine for the military. Oregon's been doing it for 20 years, and they're quite happy with it. Properly administered, it's by far the best way to vote.
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Old 06-25-2020, 11:25 AM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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We got our ballots a couple of days before and mailed them in. I would rather there be a two or three week early voting window like we had in Virginia. It was a regular ballot, IDs were checked, you slid it through the scanner just like you would Election Day, and you knew your vote was counted. Our county was one of ones with automatic approval because of commute issues and they just had two or three workers man it from 8-5 Tuesday-Saturday, except Thursday which was open noon-8 pm.
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