Republicans Outvote Democrats in Primary

More than 25 percent of Republicans here voted in the primary Aug. 14, compared to 22 percent of Democrats.

More Republicans than Democrats came out to vote Aug. 14 in Connecticut’s statewide primaries. 

A total of 113,538 registered Republicans cast ballots in last week’s primaries and with 409,723 active registered Republicans in the state, turnout for Republicans in the primary was 27.7 percent statewide, Secretary of the State Denise Merrill reported Thursday.

Democrats lagged behind the GOP in the primary turnout. With 138,004 registered Democrats cast ballots in the primary, out of a total of 717,241 active registered Democrats in the state. That represents a turnout of 19.2 percent statewide for Democrats.

The turnout figures are slightly below normal for Democrats and slightly above normal for Republicans in a statewide primary, Merrill said in a press release she issued Thursday on the turnout figures.

“Democrats and Republicans throughout Connecticut had their voices heard and made a choice about who will represent their parties on the ballot in November,” Merrill said. “As we start down the road to the general election, I urge all those who are eligible to register to vote, research the candidates, and come out on November 6 to cast a ballot."

In August of 2010 Democrats and Republicans in Connecticut held gubernatorial primaries and those contests saw 24.88 percent of Democrats turn out for the primary compared to 29.76 of Republicans, Merrill reported.

The primary in the Fifth Congressional District this year, which was highly contentious and focused often on allegations that campaign workers for sought to keep secret some campaign donors, saw the highest voter turnout, with 32.3 percent of Republicans and 23.5 percent of Democrats casting ballots. The town with the highest voter turnout percentage in the primary was Goshen, where 59.4 percent of registered Republicans voted. Plainfield had the lowest voter turnout, with just 11.3 percent of registered Democrats casting ballots.

Historical Primary Data

Date Democrats Republicans 8/14/12 19.20% 27.7% 8/10/10 24.88% 29.76% 8/8/06 42.64% N/A 9/15/98 18.70% N/A 9/13/94 25.90% 25.10% 9/15/92 n/a                        22.20% 9/11/90 20.40% N/A 9/9/86 n/a 21.4%

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MAC August 24, 2012 at 09:45 PM
"2016: Obama's America" is a must-see for those not wanting to be part of the "moron vote" in November. "2016: Obama's America" is showing this weekend in Danbury at Loews 16, in Waterbury at Brass Mill Stadium 12, and at about a dozen other theaters around the state as found below: http://www.2016themovie.com/theaters/?state=CT "Mr. Obama is casting his net for the moron vote. I do not believe there are enough morons out there to re-elect him." Read more: TYRRELL: Obama's looking for the moron vote - Washington Times I agree with R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. that "there are [not] enough morons out there to re-elect him," because of what this Patch article reveals about the great lack of enthusiasm now for their candidates, after their blatant failures with employment and the Economy. Also, Millions of Americans are 'waking up' and realizing their grave mistake in voting for Obama in 2008. This is affirmed by 1) Romney's huge fundraising success compared to Obama's desperation over his donations being way down. 2) The size of the crowds at their appearances, which are now embarrassingly SMALL for "the one" 3) People are apologizing for their votes for Obama to their better informed friends, and to luminaries such as Rush Limbaugh and Mayor Giuliani--both of which I heard on WABC just this afternoon.
Peter Chaou PhD August 25, 2012 at 01:27 AM
Produced by the Hitler Youth folks.............................
Bill Hillman August 25, 2012 at 04:10 AM
That's a pretty strong and inflammatory statement, Peter, what do you have to back it up. Have you seen the movie, and what contrary evidence do you have, or are you simply running off your mouth without facts?
MAC August 25, 2012 at 07:36 PM
"2016: Obama's America" is now the #1 box office movie in the U.S.! Don't miss it folks. It might be a "limited engagement," but is showing this weekend at the theaters found in this link: http://www.2016themovie.com/theaters/?state=CT We saw it last night--and the movie is riveting! I knew much of what is in it from reading Dinesh D'Souza's book "The Roots of Obama's Rage." In "2016: Obama's America" you will see not only Obama's unique background revealed, and his mentoring by communists and other radicals, but how he USED Americans' desire for fairness and to prove they were not racist, to hoodwink them into electing him to the most powerful office in the world. D'Souza also has a new book out: "Obama's America: Unmaking the American Dream." "America as we know it—wealthy, powerful, assertive—is not what Obama wants. "He wants a smaller America, a poorer America, an America unable to exert its will, an America happy to be one power among many, an America in decline so that other nations might rise—all in the name of global fairness. To Obama, the hated 'one percent' isn’t just wealthy Americans; it is America itself. In Obama’s view, America needs to be taken down a notch."... http://www.dineshdsouza.com/books/obamas-america/ Btw, Obama has been endorsed by the Communist Party USA.
yinyang August 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM
The world is changing and the role of the US is changing, but that has nothing to do with Obama, it started long before he became president. He seems at least cognizant of this fact, and is trying to work with reality, rather than just trying to turn back the clock (impossible) to a global reality that no longer exists. Read this book, which was first published in 2008, before Obama was president, and was recently updated with events of the past 4 years. The rest of the world has changed whether we like it or not, and that means our role in the world must change. Instead of watching propaganda films, try reading something important...you might learn something. http://www.amazon.com/The-Post-American-World-Release-2-0/dp/039308180X
MAC August 26, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Zakaria is a 'one world government' anti U.S. sovereignty Leftist propagandist. Dinesh D'Souza, by contrast, is a documentarian, with very similar background as Obama, coming from an inter-racial marriage, graduating from an Ivy League university the same year as he did, and getting married also in the same year as Obama. D'Souza is an American patriot, however, while Obama is anti-American because of his "Anti-Colonialist" obsession and ideology.
yinyang August 26, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Clearly, you are completely wrapped up in your own anti-Obama propaganda to the point where even the most rational and obvious ideas cannot penetrate your closed mind. Luckily, I believe that your ilk will lose this election, and that we will give Obama another 4 years to continue bringing his vision to fruition.
MAC August 27, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Your ilk are going to lose in November, that is unless Obama somehow manages to STEAL the election like Al Franken stole his senate seat. Are you simply wedded to 'all Dem candidates' (no matter how much they destroy our nation), or are you willfully blind to Obama's vow to radically "Remake America"? He has us well along "The New Road to Serfdom" (book title by Daniel Hannan), through his un-Constitutional abuse of the "separation of powers," and government control of or interference in just about everything he can get his hands on, through over-regulation--which congress until recently has aided and abetted. Are you an active socialist and statist yourself?


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