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Comments from Arkansas primary election voters
necn.com ^ | May 22, 2012 | N/A

Posted on 05/22/2012 5:05:09 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar

What Arkansas voters had to say after casting ballots in Tuesday's primary election:

Bobby Smith, a 73-year-old retired aircraft mechanic, cast an early ballot for President Barack Obama even though he said he disagreed with the president's stand on gay marriage.

"They don't have but two names on the ballot: President Obama and that other guy," Smith said outside a community center in downtown Little Rock where other people were voting on Tuesday.

"I don't know anything about the other guy," he said, referring to John Wolfe.

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Sarah Edmondson, 57, of Lonoke said she voted for Wolfe for president, switching from her vote for Obama four years ago.

"I wasn't satisfied with Obama this time," she said. "I know he can't do anything without Congress."

She said she was concerned about Social Security changes.

"There's too many people who depend on that to live on," Edmondson said.

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Camille Bennett, 51, who comes from a farm family and is Lonoke city attorney, said she voted for Obama because she likes everything about him.

"I think he stands up for what he believes in and he has not wavered," she said. She voted for Obama four years ago.

Bennett said she voted for Gary Latanich in the Democratic primary for the 1st District seat in Congress.

"He (Latanich) teaches economics. I think that's an issue that's important to us," she said. "It was a tough choice."

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In Little Rock, Joshua Thomsen said he voted for President Barack Obama in the Democratic primary, noting that he also backed Obama in 2008.

"I am not entirely happy with what he is doing, but when we get to the fall election I will still vote for him," Thomsen said.

Thomsen said Obama watered down the health care plan three years ago to win support.

"He's watering down what he wants to do," Thomsen said.

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Bill Fountain, an 85-year-old retiree who used to work as a manager, said he voted for John Wolfe even though he said he doesn't have a chance of winning the Democratic nomination.

"That's a wasted vote," he said. "I guess you just do it in opposition."

He said Obama is a fine people person, but he said he lacks the strength to get things done in the White House.

"I think we could do worse, but I also think we could do better," he said.

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In Pine Bluff, Patsy Crow, a retired secretary, said she cast a ballot for Q. Byrum Hurst for the 4th District seat. Crow, 80, is a lifelong Democrat and said she was disappointed with Rep. Mike Ross' decision to not seek another term.

Crow said she didn't know much about Hurst, but said she remembered him from ads that aired during the campaign.

"I was disappointed Ross wasn't running, but you have to pick someone," she said.

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Julie Dobbins, a medical librarian, said she voted in Pine Bluff for D.C. Morrison in the 4th District Democratic race. Dobbins, 58, said she didn't know much about Gene Jeffress and was concerned about reports of Hurst's tax problems.

When asked who she voted for in the presidential race, Dobbins said: "I didn't vote for Obama," and voted for John Wolfe instead.

Dobbins said her vote wasn't a sign of dissatisfaction with the president.

"Obama's going to win the Democratic primary, so I just thought I'd share my vote," she said.

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Karlan Henry, 52, an emergency room nurse from Cabot, said she voted for Obama, as she did four years ago.

Henry said she was frustrated by the way Obama handled the health overhaul package and complained the changes are hard to see.

"It frustrates the patients," she said.

Henry voted for Scott Ellington in the Democratic primary for the 1st District seat. She said she liked his background as a prosecutor.

"I like to see things done the way they're supposed to be done. Rules are rules, let's follow the rules," she said.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: arkansas; fools; idiots; morons; retards

1 posted on 05/22/2012 5:05:17 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Gee a lot of kool aid drinkers voting for Zero!


2 posted on 05/22/2012 5:12:03 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Jet Jaguar
"I don't know anything about the other guy," he said

Then don't vote, you stupid pathetic fool.

If I don't know anything about the candidates running, I don't vote. It is foolish to vote for the sake of voting.

3 posted on 05/22/2012 5:12:52 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Zero=Nero.


4 posted on 05/22/2012 5:15:39 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Red_Devil 232

Democrat voters have to be the most stupid people on the planet.


5 posted on 05/22/2012 5:15:50 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Jet Jaguar
"They don't have but two names on the ballot: President Obama and that other guy,"

Vote the other guy. Elmer Fudd is a better choice.

6 posted on 05/22/2012 5:26:59 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Jet Jaguar

This could be the news maker of the evening:

1% of precincts reporting

Obama 53%
Wolfe 47%

http://arkansasmatters.com/electionresults


7 posted on 05/22/2012 6:09:27 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Thanks!


8 posted on 05/22/2012 6:10:51 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Funny how this reporter talked to eight people and not a single one of them voted in the GOP primary . . .


9 posted on 05/22/2012 6:13:34 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: TomGuy

obama gaining with 2% reporting now.


10 posted on 05/22/2012 6:17:51 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: FatherofFive

I had to declare DimCrat to vote for John Wolfe. I heard he was either in jail or a convicted felon. I don’t know if either of those are true but it didn’t matter. I had to vote NObama.


11 posted on 05/22/2012 6:39:33 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Bystander "What are you protesting"? OWS "Whaddya got"?)
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To: BipolarBob

Barack Obama
John Wolfe
15103
8166
65%

35%


12 posted on 05/22/2012 6:52:30 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: FreeAtlanta

Nitwit. In an elction between cancer and not cancer, you vote for not cancer.


13 posted on 05/22/2012 7:11:44 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Vigilanteman
Many counties in Arkansas don't (in essence) have a Republican primary. Local offices are determined in the Democrat primary.

For example, I was hearing election results from Sevier County. There are contested County Clerk and Sheriff's races. There were over 2000 votes in the Democrat primary, and less than 200 in the Republican. But John Wolfe had 1300 votes to Barack Obama's 430.

14 posted on 05/22/2012 7:43:40 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Final from Sevier — Wolfe 1546, Obama 499.


15 posted on 05/22/2012 8:13:40 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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16 posted on 05/22/2012 8:19:23 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: DeaconBenjamin

John Wolfe is a Tennessee lawyer, I believe. Sevier County, Arkansas, is named for Ambrose H. Sevier (1801-1848), a Tennessee native who was one of the first US Senators from Arkansas when it became a state. He was the great-nephew of John Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee.


17 posted on 05/22/2012 8:57:03 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: TonyInOhio; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Jet Jaguar.


18 posted on 05/22/2012 9:32:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Speechless


19 posted on 05/22/2012 9:35:10 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Verginius Rufus

So, do you know the origins of the name of the county seat, DeQueen?


20 posted on 05/23/2012 5:30:43 AM PDT by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: DeaconBenjamin
According to the city's website, it is named for a Dutch merchant, Jan de Goeijen, who helped finance the Kansas City Southern Railroad which runs through that area. De Goeijen's name should be pronounced "duh HOY en" but the local people had so much trouble trying to spell it that they finally changed it to DeQueen (accented on the first syllable). Earlier it was called Hurrah City.

I've never lived in that area but have a mild interest in the Sevier family, for historical reasons (not related to them). The Seviers were French Huguenots who fled France after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685--they are remotely related to St. Francis Xavier, the Jesuit missionary.

21 posted on 05/23/2012 9:28:58 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus

I’ve seen the marker on the courthouse lawn.


22 posted on 05/23/2012 5:41:59 PM PDT by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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