Skip to comments.Low Voter Turnout in Primaries Has Dems Especially Worried
Posted on 07/31/2014 5:35:47 AM PDT by cotton1706
Sharp declines in voter turnout for primaries in 25 states have both parties worried, but the situation is dire for Democrats, who are pouring millions into building ground operations ahead of the November election, The Hill reports.
The Center for the Study of the American Electorate released a report last week showing turnout in the 25 states that have already held statewide primaries dropped 3.5 percent from 2010 to 14.8 percent of the voting-age population.
Turnout in 15 of those states hit record lows.
"In terms of our turnout operation this fall, an aggressive early voting push and an aggressive absentee push will be key parts of our strategy. As will voter-to-voter contact, knocking on doors, face to face,"Justin Barasky, a spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, told The Hill.
The DSCC has pledged a whopping $60 million to build ground operations in 10 of its most competitive states, The Hill reported.
Yet George Mason University political science professor Michael McDonald pointed out turnout actually went up in states with contentious contests, like North Carolina and Nebraska for Republicans, and New Mexico for Democrats.
"Where we do see higher participation in primaries is where we see competitive elections,"he told The Hill, adding voters see "a real reason, a real choice between the candidates offered there."
Mitch Stewart, President Barack Obamas former battleground states director, agreed voters need something to be excited about to go out and vote.
"Its a symptom of our politics today. Its hard to look at Congress and be super jazzed about voting," he told The Hill.
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So the slugs won't even have to leave the house!
LOL, but you cant count on the dead to show up...its the dem way. ;)
Do they have to pay the postage? if so, many will say “heeelllll no” their Obama phones don’t dispense postage..
prepaid? maybe.. it’s still a long walk to the mail box.
Of course low turnout is also how the GOPe manages to repeatedly buy seats for RINOS.
We have to get out the darkie vote- Michelle Nunn
This is very frustrating to me! So many here talk about defeating RINOs in the primary, and a TEA candidate runs against them (or several, which is a problem) and THEN nobody turns out to vote for them, and the RINO, admittedly with far more money and name recognition, easily wins.
You could say the RINOs are dastardly (I’d agree), pulling out all stops to even get democrats to vote for them, but none of this would matter if only enough conservatives actually voted.
When I was in the military (22 years) and overseas, I could not vote. For about an 8 year period I had every one of my absentee ballots invalidated or wanting more information AFTER the election was over (Florida). This was so frustrating, that I vowed that when I returned stateside I would NEVER miss another election, even if it was fro dogcatcher.
And I haven’t. It is not that difficult to vote, even if you’re as busy as a cat in a roomful of rocking chairs, to vote in any and all elections.
There simply is no excuse for a primary seeing a 14% turnout. At least for conservatives who see their country being destroyed and the cultural Left taking over. So many advocate opening the ammo box, when they didn’t even use the ballot box. Disgusting!
hopefully a passel of Tea Party folks take note of the “new black panthers” and go hang out at voting places with bats and stand around intimidating libs, negros, females, faries etc.
Gallup poll: For 2011, Gallup found that the largest group of Americans identify as conservative, at 40 percent. Another 35 percent identify as moderate, while 21 percent identify as liberal. That trend has fluctuated a bit over the years, with moderates sometimes slightly outnumbering liberals.
I honestly think conservative numbers are higher. The article goes on to quote the Battleground Poll, run by Republican Ed Goeas and democrat Celinda Lake, who do not allow respondents to choose Moderate, find that 60 percent of the American people are conservative. Quote:
Pollster Ed Goeas said those results have been fairly consistent since 1991. "I've never seen conservative below 57 percent," he said. "Liberal has always been in the 33, 34 percent range. ... I don't think I've ever seen it more than 38 percent."
So my question is with so many professing to be conservative, and Obama destroying our country and trampling conservatism, while Boehner and the RINOs go along to get along, flooding the country with illegals to be able to successfully mine their votes for decades as democrats, with our troops abandoned in Benghazi while Obama goes fundraising, while or veterans seeking medical care are ignored and die, while government tax revenuers use IRS agents against us, with all of these things and so much more...HOW is it possible that the average primary percentage is at 14%???? We're doing something wrong.
Amen to Babyon.
I don’t get it either. How tough is it to vote? Come-on!!
In Nebraska, the voter pays the postage for sending in early by-mail ballots, and due to the odd size, it is something like $1.20 per ballot to send. The election commission office is not too far from my workplace, so I take them in person, but I can see that lots of people would not go to the trouble or expense on their own.
The Party of Detroit can beer summit with Cantor.
“In terms of our turnout operation this fall, an aggressive early voting push and an aggressive absentee push will be key parts of our strategy.”
Yep.... and that is where the vote fraud happens; early voting and absentee voting.
We have to get out the darkie vote- Michelle Nunn
LOL.... Surely, she didn’t really say that.
HOW is it possible that the average primary percentage is at 14%???? We’re doing something wrong.
Yeah; it’s called sitting on our butts and not working for Conservative candidates and not voting.