06
Mar
08

817 Represent!

The Star-Telegram is reporting that Democrats voted almost 2 to 1 over Republicans in my county, Tarrant County, which is FORT WORTH, TX!! That’s cattle town, people! Old school, oil town, echoes of the bible belt country.

Total Tarrant County turnout = 301,957 (33.59% of the 898,855 registered voters)

Democratic Party turnout = 200,240

Republican Party turnout = 101,717

Change – it’s ahappenin!!

(plus, it’s totally sleeting and snowing here, today – which is pure craziness)

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2 Responses to “817 Represent!”


  1. 1 tanya
    March 6, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Don’t you think that is because there wasn’t any question about the republican nom? I know that’s why I didn’t bother with any of the hoopla!

  2. 2 Meredith
    March 6, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Not necessarily. Of the 1,384,663 Republican primary voters in TX, 709,477 voted for McCain and 523,554 voted for Huckabee. So, this race was not guaranteed to McCain. My sister, who lives in Houston, said she saw way more Huckabee signs than McCain signs around her neighborhood and I saw more Huckabee signs as well. And even though Huckabee would have been mathematically incapable of catching McCain in total delegates, he posed a threat to a McCain victory in TX. It would have been really embarrassing for McCain to lose this state – which has a lot of military votes – to the Huckster.

    Democrat voters are showing up in record numbers all over the country since the start of the primaries and I think that’s a reflection of disapproval with the current administration rather than Republican comfort with their nomination process and their nominee.


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