Thursday, May 12, 2016

Low Turnout Elects Repugs: Get the Fuck Out and Vote

Yes, low turnout elects them in primaries, too, when Democratic voters sit and home instead of voting for our strongest candidates.

I'm not talking about Bernie vs. Hillary.  I'm talking about the Democratic majority in the state House, which is the only thing standing between us and Haiti. Every state representative in Kentucky is up for re-election. The Dems have a three-vote margin, which is standing with one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel.

Get. Out. And. Vote.  Tuesday, May 17, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Find out where here.

Adam Beam, AP:
Kentucky's top election official says she expects 20 percent of Kentucky's more than 3.2 million registered voters to cast ballots in Tuesday's primary elections.

Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said more than 12,000 people have already cast absentee ballots for a host of local, state and federal races. Of those, 7,533 were cast by registered Democrats and 4,821 were cast by registered Republicans.

A 20 percent turnout would be about average for the past three primary elections in presidential election years. Turnout in the 2004 and 2012 primary elections was 14 percent and 13.9 percent respectively. Turnout in the 2008 primary election was 32.2 percent, the same year Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were locked in a fierce battle for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Kentucky has closed primary elections, meaning only registered Republican voters can vote in Republican primaries and only registered Democratic voters can vote in Democratic primaries. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. local time on Tuesday.

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