Tuesday, May 22, 2012

In Kentucky, 42% of Democrats pick 'uncommitted' instead of Obama

Despite the fact that Barack Obama was the only candidate running in Kentucky's Democratic Presidential primary, 42% of the Democratic voters [about two out of every five voters] rejected President Obama and selected the “uncommitted” option instead of voting for Obama:
It was just the latest episode of the president taking less than 60 percent of the vote in a primary this year.

He ceded 41 percent of the vote in West Virginia to an incarcerated man in Texas named Keith Judd, and in Oklahoma, Obama lost several counties and won just 57 percent of the vote.

Kentucky’s vote was notable, though, for the fact that there weren’t even any other candidates on the ballot...

Obama also faced a potentially unhelpful result in the Arkansas primary, where little-known opponent John Wolfe was taking 33 percent of the vote in early returns.

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