Report: Indiana Republicans crossing over “in droves”

posted at 12:40 pm on May 6, 2008 by Allahpundit

Chaos? Maybe not. Of the three people interviewed, two are voting the “wrong” way.

Amid heavy turnout, Republicans appeared to be crossing over in droves today in Marion County and suburban counties, where fewer Republican voters might impact down-ticket primary races.

At the Broad Ripple center, nearly 400 voters — of 1,800 registered in the two precincts — had turned out in the first few hours of voting. Among them was Meghan Ward-Bopp, 24, who went against family tradition and asked for Democratic ballot so she could vote for Barack Obama; she plans to vote for Republican John McCain in November…

Ward-Bopp voted for the Democrat she liked, but Jim Adams, 36, voted for Hillary Clinton to keep the race going beyond Indiana. He’s a McCain backer and enjoys watching the Democrats fight…

The Republican strongholds in the counties around Indianapolis have high demand for Democrat ballots.

“We’ve seen more Democrats so far in the first few hours than we’ll usually see in a day,” said election judge Barb Stauch at Avon United Methodist Church in Hendricks County.

North Carolina is a lost cause and looking more lost by the minute. Her best-case scenario was a big win in Indiana and a narrow loss in NC; I wonder if it’s not going to play out the opposite way, with a closer than expected win in Indy and a blowout in Carolina. Does she stay in the race if that happens? That Gallup poll today plus the lure of the next few primaries being likely landslides for her probably means yes, but once the superdelegates see that the Wright thing didn’t do Obama any harm, there’s nothing left to stop the stampede. If NC’s a blowout, she needs a blowout in Indiana to give them something to think about.


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when it happens to us.

The Race Card on May 6, 2008 at 6:35 PM

When what happens to whom?

RushBaby on May 6, 2008 at 7:26 PM

One of these days the good citizens who got all energized to vote Democrat are going to realize that their vote never mattered in the Democrat Party’s machinations. Their candidate will have been selected by a bunch of elite, establishment Democrat politicians, who are concerned about protecting their own power in office and smile pityingly at the notion that everyday peoples’ votes ever had a scintilla of importance in the selection of the nominee.

That’s funny. That’s EXACTLY the way I feel about the way McCain got nominated. The media and the lib loaded early states picked McCain. Since they picked that worthless loser for me, I went to the polls today to strike back at them! In November I’ll vote for EVERY Republican on the ballot but cast no vote for president. I will NOT vote for that S.O.B.

That last I heard Clinton was leading almost 2:1 in Indiana.

And no, nobody got challenged. The only thing you’d have to do if challenged is sign something stating you voted mostly for Dems in the last election or planned to do so in the next one.

darwin-t on May 6, 2008 at 7:51 PM

I’m still amazed that the super delegates and the Democratic leadership haven’t convened some secret meeting in some obscure location to discuss drafting a third choice for President. They have to know by now that neither Shillary or B.O. have what it takes to run this country for the next four years, unless they intend on running it into the ground.

pilamaye on May 6, 2008 at 1:57 PM

Let’s offer up McCain – he would make a WONDERFUL democrat candidate and we could pick somebody we actually like for our side.

darwin-t on May 6, 2008 at 8:46 PM

The media and the lib loaded early states picked McCain.
darwin-t on May 6, 2008 at 7:51 PM

Exactly. Operation Chaos avenges Fred and demonstrates that Republicans have the gonads to level the playing field.

RushBaby on May 6, 2008 at 9:20 PM

I hope your skin is thick when it happens to us.

The Race Card on May 6, 2008 at 6:35 PM

Um…. How the Hell do you think McCain’s flying monkey squad got the leverage to call the rest of us “crybabies?”

Democrats deliberately spiked GOP primaries to get rid of unifing candidates like Romney. We got stuck with cranky old bastard because of crossover voting and Republican idiots who hate are intolerant of overt Christianity.

highhopes on May 6, 2008 at 9:32 PM

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