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Something I don't understand about Tuesday's Primary Results

Kentucky - Summary Vote Results

In the Kentucky Senate race Dem's cast a total of 403,950 votes to the GOP's 355,365 total votes with 100% of the votes reported. This amounts to the Dems casting 48,585 more votes than the GOP and this is the primarys where supposedly Dems don't show up to vote. (see actual votes per candidates below). I saw this pattern repeated last night as I was watching election returns in other areas as well that the Dems were leading in several of the primaries when you compare the total votes cast by party. So why do the Dems think that we cannot win some of these offices in the General Election come November and Pollster's think that there is less than a 1% difference between Lundergan and McConnell.

Sorry I don't have more data but I tried to find more election results which show total votes cast by party and I had no luck. I couldn't spend all day looking for it, nor was I will ing to suscribe to newspapers I don't currently read. Most of the links just listed winners and losers and not total votes cast by candidates. If someone her can provide me with a link which shows election returns by office by candidate for the 2014 Primary I would appreciate it.

May 21, 2014 - 12:04AM ET (i) = incumbent = winner = runoff
U.S. Senate - Dem Primary
3736 of 3736 Precincts Reporting - 100%
Name Party Votes Vote %
Grimes, Alison Lundergan Dem 309,207 77%
Leichty, Gregory Dem 32,617 8%
Farnsley, Burrel Dem 32,311 8%
Recktenwald, Tom Dem 29,815 7%

U.S. Senate - GOP Primary
3736 of 3736 Precincts Reporting - 100%
Name Party Votes Vote %
McConnell, Mitch (i) GOP 213,881 60%
Bevin, Matt GOP 125,876 35%
Sterling, Shawna GOP 7,236 2%
Payne, Chris GOP 5,339 2%
Copas, Brad GOP 3,033 1%

Posted by politicaljunkie41910 | Wed May 21, 2014, 12:30 PM (11 replies)
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