Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Hillary's Repeat Performance In Kentucky

Like West Virginia, Kentucky is a swing state winning Democratic presidential candidates in modern times have always carried. As she did in West Virginia last week, Sen. Hillary Clinton trounced Sen. Barack Obama, winning two-thirds of the vote to his 30% share. With a record primary turnout, Clinton added nearly a quarter-million vote plurality to her lead in the national popular vote to date, counting Michigan, Florida and all the caucus votes. Obama carried only Jefferson County, home to Louisville, and Fayette County, home to Lexington. Clinton racked up huge margins elsewhere in the state, carrying some rural counties with as much as 90% of the vote. According to exit polls, at least a third of the Democratic primary voters in Kentucky said they would vote for Sen. John McCain over Obama in the general election, while 50% said they would vote for Obama over McCain. Sen. Obama is expected to carry Oregon tonight. Results there will not be reported until after 11:00 p.m.

UPDATE: Obama wins Oregon decisively, although not by the margin Clinton won Kentucky. He collects 58% of the vote to Clinton's 42%. Obama also declares himself the winner of a majority of the total pledged delegates to the Democratic convention. To win a majority of the overall delegates, he will have to count on enough of the votes of the unelected superdelegates and the exclusion of the delegates from Michigan and Florida. How fitting for the party which claims that the 2000 presidential election was stolen from Al Gore in Florida and that Voter ID is a Republican ploy to disenfranchise Democratic voters.

6 comments:

artfuggins said...

You forgot to mention that John McCain only got 72% of the GOP vote in Kentucky......I wonder that means for November.

Advance Indiana said...

And Art (Wilson), Andre Carson only got 46% of the Democratic vote in the 7th District primary . . .

Sir Hailstone said...

Lexington and Louisville are also homes to UK and UL respectively and college campuses are seemingly strong bastions of support for the Obamassiah.

artfuggins said...

Andre, got 46% of the vote in an 8 candidate race....McCain got 72% in a 2 candidate race....dont see you any significance to that? P.S. Quit calling me Wilson!

indyernie said...

"P.S. Quit calling me Wilson!"

OK, whatever you say Wilson.

Adam said...

The May, 2008 Indiana GOP primary had four presidential candidates on the ballot.

The May, 2008 Dem primary had four (legitimate) 7th District Rep candidates on the ballot.