Super Low Voter Turnout on Super Tuesday

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    Or maybe most GOP voters don't give a shit who is nominated.
     
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    Probably not a good sign.

    Let's look at the numbers, shall we.

    Virginia- 427,000 votes cast in 2008, compared to 265,000 this time. Caveats- The race was pretty much over in 2008 when VA voted, but this time, the GOP Cheated and kept all the non-Romneys off the ballot except Crazy Paul. And Crazy Paul still got 41% of the vote. Which is just sad.

    Ohio- Because Romney (Barely) won this state by 12,000 votes, they'll call this a victory for him. About 1.2 million voted. Looks good on paper, until you recall in 2008, 1.1 million voted in the OH Primary, even though at that point, McCain had already wrapped it up. McCain also got 656,687 votes in 2008 compared to Romney's 453,927.

    Massachusetts- Well, Romney won this one pretty handily, but it's his home state. He won it in 2008, too. But in 2008, half a million voted compared to only 350K this time.

    Alaska - A whole 12,000 people voted, Romney beat Santorum by 500 or so votes. Little less than voted in 2008.

    Idaho- only 54,000 voted, and the LDS put Romney over the top. In 2008, McCain got 89,000 votes there when the whole thing had already been called, and it was one of the last primaries.

    Okay, now let's look at the ones Romney didn't win.

    TN- 548K voted in 2008, compared to 539 last night.

    GA- 957K voted in 2008, compared to a little less than 900K.

    OK- 333K in 2008 voted, compared to 284 in 2012.

    so voter participation is down in every state, Romney isn't performing nearly as well as McCain did in 2012. Yup, Romney supporters. Please keep telling me that Obama is really scared or Romney.
     
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    Oh, participation was up in Vermont (which didn't vote until it was over in 2008) and North Dakota (where participation barely broke into 5 digits either time.

    But overall, pretty sad.
     
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    Thank you!

    That explains SO much!!
     
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    Low turnout for GOP party nomination voting, eh?

    That's a bad sign for the GOP.


    In a race for the nomination that is this active, one would expect a higher turnout if the grassroots Republicans were truly pleased with what they were hearing from the field of candidates.


    I think they rank and file Republicans aren't exactly thrilled with the candidates they've got to choose from.

    Can't blame them really.

    The GOPs platform is essentally the same platform they've been proposing since the late 80s, the same old social warfare arguments, the same already failed econiomic policies, too.

    Their loyalists will of course vote for the candidate of their choice but it is apparent that the less interested but still Republican voters are NOT IMPRESSED by the party's frontrunners.
     
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    you also can't compare this to 2008 because in 2008 you had Obama vs Hilary as well as the GOP primaries. OF COURSE turnout was higher.
     
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    Enemic GOP voter turnout in GOP primaries.

    In spite of the shrill proclamations and predictions from a handfull of USMB posters it has become clear that the average GOP voter couldn't give a rat's ass about ANY of the republican presidential wannabees.

    12 % ....seriously???..12 % and you KNOW that the Mormans are coming out because their church demands they do. So without the manditory Morman participation what would it be??? 7 % or 8 %..????

    I wouldn't be asking a liberal or a democrat what is wrong with the republican candidates...

    I think it is obvious that we need to ask the republicans.

    So what's up Conz??? You threw a party and nobody came..

    Comment?
     
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    Not in Ohio though asshole!!!! 100K more ( compared to 2008)!!! Key swing state in November!!:fu:
     
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