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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Media lying regarding voting turnouts!

NoQuarter reports with links to proof!

CBS Chicago was out early with this dire assessment:

Voter Turnout Extremely Low For Illinois Primary
Turnout for Tuesday’s Illinois primary in Chicago was a meager 24 percent, officials said. It was the lowest turnout for a presidential primary in the past 70 years. Election officials said a lack of contested races was behind the lackluster activity at the polls.
“It’s very, very disappointing,” said Langdon Neal, chairman of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. “I think what it indicates is that a lack of a contest on the Democratic side at the top of the ticket really did cause our voters not to be engaged in this election.”
The meme continues today. The AP, using the Washington Post as a propaganda platform, doubles down:
Mitt Romney’s methodical accumulation of Republican delegates is no thing of beauty, and the public is reacting in kind. The 2012 presidential race thus far is drawing rather tepid interest despite high stakes that include pivotal decisions about the weak economy and the fate of President Barack Obama’s massive health care overhaul.
Generally speaking, voter turnout, political fundraising and public curiosity are down compared with four years ago, when John McCain pulled away from Romney and others to secure the GOP nomination.
This is criminal, dishonest journalism. Why? Because Republicans generally are turned out in larger numbers this year than they did in 2008.

Unlike the morons at CBS, I can add. Let’s start with Illinois. I just ran the numbers for 2008 and Republicans cast a total of 899,422 votes. Today (as I write 99% of the votes are in) more than 917,046 Republicans turned out to vote.

How about Michigan? In 2008 there were 869,169. In 2012? 997,172.

Ohio? There were 1,062,276 votes in 2008 compared to 1,203,403. (CONTINUES HERE)

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