Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Low Turnout for Republicans

One common theme among the 10 states having primaries or caucuses tonight on Super Tuesday:  low turnout.

This no doubt reflects the voters' frustration with the Republican candidates.  They don't feel like they connect with any of them and would rather stay home than go and vote for them.  In Oklahoma for example, usually a big Republican state, just over 260,000 of them voted.

In Ohio, a state that has over 11 million people, the four Republican candidates will get just over one million combined votes.  If Republicans make up half of the state, that means that nearly four million of them voted not to vote for any of the four.

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