Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Primary Election Irony

Had to pass this one on.

Here in Muskogee, in heavily-Democratic eastern Oklahoma, the Republican Party primary ballot had 11 different races on it.  The Democratic Party ballot had four or five (four statewide, and one county primary, depending on where you lived).

That could be a first here, for the GOP to have more races on the ballot than the Democrats.

1 comment:

  1. It was about the same in LeFlore County. 2 Republican candidates for the State Senate race and a total of 33 candidates for 11 statewide offices.

    We did have a heavily contested County Commissioner races in District 1 and District 3 that drew out the Democrats. Long time incumbents got ousted.

    And there is a vacant State House seat that had 6 Democrat candidates.

    Democrat turnout was pretty heavy; 42% someone told me. Republican turnout improved from 13% in 2006 to 28% yesterday. Many still believe that 100 year old rumor that "Republicans cannot vote in the primary elections around here".

    P.S. Randy did carry LeFlore County 47% to 35% for Fallin

    Bobbie McAuliffe
    Poteau, OK


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