Open thread: The Arkansas Democratic primary

posted at 7:56 pm on May 22, 2012 by Allahpundit

Tonight’s the big night. If you read this post last week, you already know why. The odds of O actually losing this race are somewhere south of one percent, I’d guess, but they’re not absolute zero. Remember, a poll taken in Arkansas’s Fourth Congressional District roughly 10 days ago had The One leading attorney John Wolfe by seven thin points with 17 percent still undecided. Greatest upset evah?

“I’ve raised less than $2000,” says Wolfe. “My biggest contribution was $50; my smallest was $0.44.” The money helped him drive his Ford Edge from his Nashville home over to Arkansas, and to pay for some penny apiece robo-calls. These supplemented the 3000 calls that Wolfe has made personally, “just talking to voters.”…

Two weeks ago, a convincted felon and frequent candidate named Keith Judd won 41 percent of the Democratic primary vote in West Virginia. He took seven counties away from the president. Reporters, conducting interviews at the polls, learned that voters were willing to support anyone who wasn’t Obama, no matter what he did. Vice President Biden even absolved these people.

The Judd comparison is extremely unflattering to Wolfe. He’s an upstanding citizen, and reasonable, with an “economic populist” policy agenda that could fit snugly on Dylan Ratigan’s MSNBC show. When I call Wolfe, he’s ready with a 10-minute monologue about the need to restore Glass Steagall, the unfairness of the bailouts, and the good that a transaction tax could do.

As usual, Jay Cost is thinking big picture:

The real reason [southerners] have bolted their ancestral political home has to do with the evolving shape of the Democratic party. Historically, it was a working class coalition of urban workers and rural farmers. That identity anchored the party really up through the 1960s. But then it began to develop a decidedly “New Left” ethos – turning decidedly leftward not only from cultural conservatism but also on middle class, quality of life issues (feminism, environmentalism, consumer rights, etc) that are of much more concern to “enlightened” liberals in the big cities than rural voters in Arkansas.

Think of it this way: Your average Obama voter on the Upper West Side might think the “SmartCar” is great, but a plumber working in Hot Springs would just laugh his you-know-what off if he saw a coworker drive up in one of those absurd vehicles. That’s a cultural/social/economic divide that our political parties mimic.

And so Southern whites in the Border South have found a home in the GOP. Again, not because of race but because there is a cultural and regional affinity to be found for these people in the Republican party. The GOP has long been home to rural people in places like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Nebraska – so is not a huge surprise that, when the center of gravity in the Democratic party moved into San Francisco and Hollywood, these voters would join an alliance with people in Altoona, Pennsylvania and Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Do note, this is an open primary so some untold number of Republicans may have showed up today and requested a Democratic ballot just to mess with Obama. I’m a little surprised, in fact, that there’s been no concerted effort a la “Operation Chaos” to make that happen, but maybe it’s for the best. If there had, Wolfe’s showing would be blamed on GOP mischief. As it is, that spin will be a bit harder.

The polls close at 8:30 ET. I’m expecting Obama to win by 15-20 points; if he underperforms and his margin ends up being in single digits, conservative media will enjoy a Muntz-ian “HA-ha” tomorrow the likes of which we’ve scarcely seen. Here’s the Secretary of State’s page so that you can follow the returns. While we wait, enjoy Joe Biden blaming America’s economic troubles on the damned tea party that elected a Republican House and, I guess, stopped them from wasting who knows how much on a new stimulus package.


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How great would it be?

Conservative4ev on May 22, 2012 at 7:57 PM

…be nice if the loser…loses!

KOOLAID2 on May 22, 2012 at 8:00 PM

The real reason [southerners] have bolted their ancestral political home has to do with the evolving shape of the Democratic party

Up is down, down is up :)

cajun carrot on May 22, 2012 at 8:01 PM

What about Kentucky, AP?

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 8:01 PM

John Wolfe? Nonsense, I predict Farmer Smith’s hermaphrodite camel gets more votes than Obama.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on May 22, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Almost losing to a criminal is bad enough. Almost losing to an attorney? Heavens to Betsy!

stldave on May 22, 2012 at 8:02 PM

…my gawd!…is Biteme Biden trying to lose the election by himself?

KOOLAID2 on May 22, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Um, my ultra-right farm raised well-drillin’ automobile collectin’ dad has a SMART car…and he likes it.

We are tryin’ to figure out how to turn it into a pickup without it looking like a “southern engineered” job.

cozmo on May 22, 2012 at 8:03 PM

If I were a registered voter there I would have asked for a dem ballot…

OmahaConservative on May 22, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Aberdeen, South Dakota.

Hometown of Tom Daschle but the point is well taken, anyway

Wethal on May 22, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Reposting in this thread…

50% reporting in Kentucky: Obama 58% 57K votes, “Uncommitted” 42% 42K votes.

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 7:49 PM

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I’ll throw in a flip flop for the faker.

And then I’ll take it back. Cuz I’m an indian giver. And so is Obama. I take back flip sandal. He take back promises. And hide identity.

Big difference, keemosabe’

Key West Reader on May 22, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Sorry, nothing is better than a prison inmate breaking 40% against The Won. Nothing.

joejm65 on May 22, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Live results anywhere for Ark. Dems?

Valiant on May 22, 2012 at 8:07 PM

What about Kentucky, AP?

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Obama is losing in over half the counties in KY right now to Uncommitted.

Jefferson County accounts for almost all of Obama’s overall lead over Mr. Uncommitted.

forest on May 22, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Send the narcissist into a meltdown.

Please.

Meat Fighter on May 22, 2012 at 8:07 PM

my gawd!…is Biteme Biden trying to lose the election by himself?

KOOLAID2 on May 22, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Don’t you just know that Bill-n-Hill are doing their own episode of Glee?

Key West Reader on May 22, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Live results anywhere for Ark. Dems?

Valiant on May 22, 2012 at 8:07 PM

The AR Sec of State link is in the post.

conservative pilgrim on May 22, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Sorry, nothing is better than a prison inmate breaking 40% against The Won. Nothing.

joejm65 on May 22, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Well, there is the race between Scott Brown and Scott Brown brewing up.

So there’s that.

Key West Reader on May 22, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Thomas Massie has won the primary in KY-4.

Andy Barr has won the primary in KY-6.

All other R primaries in KY were uncontested.

Obama is only at 59% in Kentucky with 72% in.

topdawg on May 22, 2012 at 8:10 PM

What about Kentucky, AP?

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Harlan County, KY, on the VA border. Uncommitted 74%; Obama 26%.

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Obama is losing in over half the counties in KY right now to Uncommitted.

Jefferson County accounts for almost all of Obama’s overall lead over Mr. Uncommitted.

forest on May 22, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Thanks for the link. Kentucky is in 2 time zones, right?

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Um, my ultra-right farm raised well-drillin’ automobile collectin’ dad has a SMART car…and he likes it.

We are tryin’ to figure out how to turn it into a pickup without it looking like a “southern engineered” job.

cozmo on May 22, 2012 at 8:03 PM

It really very easy… Take it to a Ford Dealership and trade it in 0on a nice new F250… No sweat, no hassle, no southern engineering required…

SWalker on May 22, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Uncommitted is now leading or has won 50 counties in Kentucky.

amerpundit on May 22, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Obama is losing in over half the counties in KY right now to Uncommitted.

Jefferson County accounts for almost all of Obama’s overall lead over Mr. Uncommitted.

forest on May 22, 2012 at 8:07 PM

WOW. Is KY an open primary?

conservative pilgrim on May 22, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Harlan County, KY, on the VA border. Uncommitted 74%; Obama 26%.

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Coal mining country, IIRC.

Wethal on May 22, 2012 at 8:12 PM

Woo Pig Sooie.

TitularHead on May 22, 2012 at 8:13 PM

…open primary people. Get the vote out!

Plazticpaddy on May 22, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Varchild calls it for John Wolfe!!!
take that for what its worth. :-)

Varchild on May 22, 2012 at 8:13 PM

WOW. Is KY an open primary?

conservative pilgrim on May 22, 2012 at 8:12 PM

No. Closed.

amerpundit on May 22, 2012 at 8:14 PM

The big question of the night: Will we get a visit from the humping robot if it’s close or only if Obama loses?

michaelo on May 22, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Harlan County, KY, on the VA border. Uncommitted 74%; Obama 26%.

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Boyd Crowder stuffed the ballot box.

Mark1971 on May 22, 2012 at 8:15 PM

No. Closed.

amerpundit on May 22, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Thanks.

conservative pilgrim on May 22, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Obama got less than 10% of the vote against Hillary in some of the Eastern counties of KY in ’08. I’m looking forward to the Pike County returns. Could be close to 75% no confidence.

I wouldn’t be surprised if BO lost outright in Arkansas.

forest on May 22, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Boyd Crowder stuffed the ballot box.

Mark1971 on May 22, 2012 at 8:15 PM

No way. Walton Goggins is a HUGE Obama fan.

cynccook on May 22, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Woo Pig Sooie.

TitularHead on May 22, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Pow Wow Chow.

Boom Boom

Key West Reader on May 22, 2012 at 8:18 PM

No. Closed.

amerpundit on May 22, 2012 at 8:14 PM

With apologies to Led Zeppelin:

But Obama knows if the polls are all closed, with a word he can get what he came for…

SWalker on May 22, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Kentucky

Barack OBAMA (DEM) 68,562
‘UNCOMMITTED’ 41,727

50% counted

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 8:19 PM

77% in from Kentucky with Obama leading “Undecided” 60-40%; Obama has 82% in Louisville area, 76% in Lexington

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 8:19 PM

WOW. Is KY an open primary?

conservative pilgrim on May 22, 2012 at 8:12 PM

No. Closed.

amerpundit on May 22, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Damn… lol.

cajun carrot on May 22, 2012 at 8:19 PM

No way. Walton Goggins is a HUGE Obama fan.

cynccook on May 22, 2012 at 8:17 PM

OK then, it was Wynn Duffy.

Mark1971 on May 22, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Take it to a Ford Dealership and trade it in 0on a nice new F250… No sweat, no hassle, no southern engineering required…

SWalker on May 22, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Why would he do that when he already has an F-250 diesel dualie?

cozmo on May 22, 2012 at 8:20 PM

How soon before the AP calls it for Obama? 8:29?

BKeyser on May 22, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Harlan County, KY, on the VA border. Uncommitted 74%; Obama 26%.

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 8:10 PM

And it’s
.
.
.
JUSTIFIED!

cozmo on May 22, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Chief Dead Eye Wampum Sum

/He’s Cherokee

(The impact of that pic is becoming a yoke (sic) )

Key West Reader on May 22, 2012 at 8:21 PM

The American people are throwing a temper tantrum, right Dems?

txhsmom on May 22, 2012 at 8:21 PM

The AP has now called the Kentucky Democratic primary for Obama.

amerpundit on May 22, 2012 at 8:23 PM

In Lonoke, 94-year-old Mayme Morris also voted for Wolfe. She says she voted for Republican John McCain four years ago and remembered voting for Franklin Roosevelt the first time she cast a presidential ballot. Source

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Take it to a Ford Dealership and trade it in 0on a nice new F250… No sweat, no hassle, no southern engineering required…

SWalker on May 22, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Why would he do that when he already has an F-250 diesel dualie?

cozmo on May 22, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Because that is the only way to turn a SMART car into a truck.

SWalker on May 22, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Wait. Now I don’t see that report.

amerpundit on May 22, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Are we at the point where we clink yet? 7% ?

Bmore on May 22, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Ugh hold thee fort,have to go to da store!!

Meanwhile!

Mitt Romney wins GOP presidential primary in Kentucky
*****************************************************
Submitted 1 hour ago

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett backs off threat to keep Obama off the ballot, apologizes to state
Submitted 1 hour ago from tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/2012-elections

canopfor on May 22, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Harlan County, KY, on the VA border. Uncommitted 74%; Obama 26%.

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Obama is losing in over half the counties in KY right now to Uncommitted.

forest on May 22, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Everybody knows about the so-called Southern Strategy where the GOP exploits the racists to win. But it appears that Obama might well engage in the anti-Southern strategy, i.e. writing off the South entirely and hope that the electoral vote rich areas that are friendly to socialists.

He decided to weigh in on gay marriage days after NC decisively voted that marriage needs to involve a man and a woman.

He got his clock cleaned in WV for a variety of reasons not the least of which he wants to put whole towns on the welfare rolls by closing down coal mines. Anything for his bundlers.

Arkansas is problematic as is Kentucky (I wish the GOP would entertain the idea of uncommitted as a choice on primary ballots).

Virginia is not as liberal as downstate citizens claim when they complain about liberal Northern Virginia. Obama was only the first Democrat to win the state since 1960.

Florida is a closer race due to all those carpetbaggers from NY and NJ but he’s managed to irritate both Cuban Americans and Jews.

So- Obama seems hell bent on alienating the South but he needs at least a couple of these states to win the election. Hard to see how he is going to walk back his zeal on attacking religious freedom, the second amendment, and those opposed to same sex marriage. In short, there is no reason why bitter clingers should vote for the Kenyan born bully

Happy Nomad on May 22, 2012 at 8:27 PM

84% in, Obama only at 59% in Kentucky.

topdawg on May 22, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Because that is the only way to turn a SMART car into a truck.

SWalker on May 22, 2012 at 8:25 PM

Maybe, but…where there is a will, and a familiarity with kit cars…

cozmo on May 22, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Chalk another one up for The Tea Party:

In a stinging rebuke of the Kentucky Republican establishment, tea-party-affiliated Lewis County Judge-Executive Thomas Massie won tonight’s GOP primary to replace retiring Rep. Geoff Davis (R) in the 4th district.

With 72 percent of precincts reporting, the Associated Press called the race for Massie. He had 44.9 percent of vote, state Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington had 29 percent and Boone County Judge-Executive Gary Moore had 17.4 percent.

Davis, along with former Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning (R), backed Webb-Edgington, who had broad establishment support. Conservative Republican Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Mike Lee (Utah) backed Massie. Source

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 8:31 PM

Go Wolfe Go!

The KY results are amusing as well.

gophergirl on May 22, 2012 at 8:32 PM

“Uncommitted” is now leading in or has won 56 counties in Kentucky.

amerpundit on May 22, 2012 at 8:33 PM

@BuzzFeedAndrew Obama has still received more than 3,000 more votes than Romney in Kentucky.

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Are we at the point where we clink yet? 7% ?

Bmore on May 22, 2012 at 8:25 PM

That’s affirmative B…

… Standared “Drinking Rules” apply Ladies and Gentlemen for tonights event.

Extra shots anytime a “%” sign is displayed, Bain is mentioned, or someone comes out as being gay…

… Enjoy!

*clink*

Seven Percent Solution on May 22, 2012 at 8:36 PM

U.S. President – DEM
CONTEST DETAIL MAP
1 of 75 Counties Reporting
Percent Votes
John Wolfe (DEM) 33.59% 529
Barack Obama (DEM) 66.41% 1,046

Kjeil on May 22, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Sorry, nothing is better than a prison inmate breaking 40% against The Won. Nothing.

joejm65 on May 22, 2012 at 8:07 PM

I’m sorry but you omitted the really good part of that story. That Obama was defeated outright in 10 counties and an incarcerated federal inmate technically earned the right to seat a delegate or two at the DNC convention.

This is an INCUMBENT Democrat President running for a second term. Even Ford in 1976 did not have this kind of noise during the primary season. There were challengers but they were not federal inmates.

Happy Nomad on May 22, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Polls closed in Arkansas

Obama 66%, Wolfe 34% w/ 1.3% reporting

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 8:37 PM

HA Wolfe ahead in ARK. (1%)

stenwin77 on May 22, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Don’t worry about the first Arkansas county reporting; if it’s on the Mississippi river, like Phillips county, about 90% of the Dem vote is black. 66% there is awful for O!

pamplonajack on May 22, 2012 at 8:39 PM

@BuzzFeedAndrew Obama has still received more than 3,000 more votes than Romney in Kentucky.

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Dead, or out of state unions?

OldEnglish on May 22, 2012 at 8:40 PM

HANG IN THERE WOLFE…!!!

The Count on May 22, 2012 at 8:40 PM

Tea Party-endorsed Thomas Massie wins GOP primary in Kentucky’s 4th District

– @nationaljournalStory
Submitted 16 mins ago from hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com

http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on May 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

@BuzzFeedAndrew Obama has still received more than 3,000 more votes than Romney in Kentucky.

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 8:34 PM

But if it is a closed primary, why does it matter? If anything it is good news for Romney. The GOP has their presumptive nominee, so why vote in the primaries? Conversely, the Dems have their presumptive nominee and people are showing up at the polls and voting uncommitted. It is a protest vote to be sure but Obama shouldn’t be struggling in a closed primary anywhere.

Our Kenyan born despot is so defeatable.

Happy Nomad on May 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Harlan County, KY, on the VA border. Uncommitted 74%; Obama 26%.

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 8:10 PM

They say in Harlan County,
There are no neutrals there.
You’ll either be conservative,
Or shill for Obamacare.

Which side are you on,
Which side are you on?

With begrudging apologies to Florence Reese.

smellthecoffee on May 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

For the first time in many cycles, I felt like my vote today actually meant something as I crossed over to vote for Wolfe. I spoke to 6 other people who had voted…1 for Obama…5 for Wolfe.

EVERY registered Republican should have felt it his or her DUTY to vote for Wolfe!

Al-Ozarka on May 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

@NathanWurtzel: Wolfe 59 Obama 41, in first ballots from AR.

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

UFor the first time in many cycles, I felt like my vote today actually meant something as I crossed over to vote for Wolfe. I spoke to 6 other people who had voted…1 for Obama…5 for Wolfe.

EVERY registered Republican should have felt it his or her DUTY to vote for Wolfe!

Al-Ozarka on May 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM

You are a patriot

Conservative4ev on May 22, 2012 at 8:45 PM

88% in, Obama only at 58% in KY.

Not even a full 1% in yet in AR, but Wolfe is up with 51%.

Beth Anne Rankin up with 67% in AR-4.

topdawg on May 22, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Even Ford in 1976 did not have this kind of noise during the primary season. There were challengers but they were not federal inmates.

Happy Nomad on May 22, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Umm … perhaps I’m reading your comment wrong, but are you talking about the Republican primary where Reagan won over 1,000 delgates?

Lost in Jersey on May 22, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Everybody knows about the so-called Southern Strategy where the GOP exploits the racists to win.

The Tired, Old “Southern Strategy” Canard

Resist We Much on May 22, 2012 at 8:52 PM

94% in Kentucky, Obama still with only 58%.

1% in Arkansas, Obama up with 59%

Rankin leading in AR-4 with 66%

topdawg on May 22, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Kentucky update: 50 counties have gone to Uncommitted so far. Obama trails in another 13.

amerpundit on May 22, 2012 at 8:55 PM

94% in Kentucky, Obama still with only 58%.

1% in Arkansas, Obama up with 59%

Rankin leading in AR-4 with 66%

topdawg on May 22, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Where are you finding these numbers? I can only link from Drudge, and that is a lame link!

herm2416 on May 22, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Is the Humpbot at least doing some warm-up exercises?

hillsoftx on May 22, 2012 at 8:57 PM

With 1.3% of votes officially reported, #CNN calls #ARPrimary for @MittRomney.

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 8:57 PM

drinks on me this round
:)

cmsinaz on May 22, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Obama 59 Wolfe 41 at 4% reported

Flora Duh on May 22, 2012 at 9:00 PM

drinks on me this round
:)

cmsinaz on May 22, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Thanks!

Cheers!

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Who is Brett Kimberlin

John the Libertarian on May 22, 2012 at 9:01 PM

drinks on me this round
:)

cmsinaz on May 22, 2012 at 8:58 PM

cmsinaz:*Clink*:)

canopfor on May 22, 2012 at 9:02 PM

drinks on me this round
:)

cmsinaz on May 22, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Wellllllll…..I would have said margaritas, except (!) we just came home from FL, where I REALLY learned to like sangria!

I’ll send one your way : )

herm2416 on May 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

JPeterman on May 22, 2012 at 9:01 PM

canopfor on May 22, 2012 at 9:02 PM

*clink all around*

:)

cmsinaz on May 22, 2012 at 9:04 PM

herm2416 on May 22, 2012 at 9:03 PM

excellent

cmsinaz on May 22, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Where are you finding these numbers? I can only link from Drudge, and that is a lame link!

herm2416 on May 22, 2012 at 8:56 PM

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/KY_President_0522.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS

topdawg on May 22, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Conversely, the Dems have their presumptive nominee and people are showing up at the polls and voting uncommitted. It is a protest vote to be sure but Obama shouldn’t be struggling in a closed primary anywhere. Happy Nomad on May 22, 2012 at 8:41 PM

And undecideds have tended to break for the challenger.

smellthecoffee on May 22, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Thanks, topdawg!!

herm2416 on May 22, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Tee-Hee!

Arkansas primary challenge serves as another thorn in Obama’s side on way to nomination
Published May 22, 2012
**********************

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/22/obama-faces-another-primary-challenge-this-time-in-arkansas/

canopfor on May 22, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Don’t know if this has been brought up before, but I remember what a big deal it was with the media that Pat Buchanan got 37% of the vote in New Hampshire against Bush in 1992. These primaries with 35%-40% vote against Obama aren’t getting anything like that kind of coverage Buchanan got.

Mark1971 on May 22, 2012 at 9:09 PM

KY – 90.83% REPORTING

Barack OBAMA (DEM)

58.98% 111,019

‘UNCOMMITTED’

41.02% 77,214

Voter turnout is only 10.94 %, but Obama hasn’t been able to get 60% of the Democratic vote in a CLOSED primary.

Resist We Much on May 22, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Mark1971 on May 22, 2012 at 9:09 PM

not surprised…the lsm is going to focus on bain and that vampire mitt

cmsinaz on May 22, 2012 at 9:12 PM

I did my part, casting my first (and likely only) vote in a Democrat primary. Thankfully there were no other contested primaries down-ticket in my district, so I only had to vote for one Democrat.

zerosheep on May 22, 2012 at 9:14 PM

KY – 90.83% REPORTING

Barack OBAMA (DEM)

58.98% 111,019

‘UNCOMMITTED’

41.02% 77,214

Voter turnout is only 10.94 %, but Obama hasn’t been able to get 60% of the Democratic vote in a CLOSED primary.

Resist We Much on May 22, 2012 at 9:09 PM

..what if the DEMS had run an UNCOMMITTED FELON SERVING JAIL TIME against JugEarz? Maybe he would have won the KY and Ark primaries.

The War Planner on May 22, 2012 at 9:15 PM

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