...I didn't think so...
That's ok - I was out until past 2 am, and got the job done MYSELF!
Like everything else important. And people wonder why Libertarians can't get votes.
David Nolan, Founder of the WHOLE LIBERTARIAN FRICKIN’ PARTY running against McAmnesty and JD Lobbyist got a LOUSY 2,342 votes. Jim Deakin is about 80% Libertarian, and he got over 58,000 votes as a Republican! Saddest part of this equation: Deakin's votes were 11% of the Republican votes cast, and that is only one SEVENTH of the Registered voters in Arizona, which is maybe HALF of the total population here, according to the U. S. Census Bureau!
The operative word that comes to mind is 'infinitesimal'. 'Dismal' runs a close second.
Out of 800,000 votes cast, less that 3,000 were Libertarian. IS THIS HOW FAR WE'VE GOTTEN SINCE 1971?
"But Ed, voting is always a poor turnout in midterm elections, especially in the Primary race."
LET’S REVIEW the numbers from the Presidential General Election of 2008 then, shall we?
( http://www.azsos.gov/election/2008/General/Canvass2008GE.pdf in case you want to follow along)
Total Eligible Registration - 2,987,451
Total Ballots Cast – 2,320,851
Democratic Presidential Votes Cast (Obama) - 1,034,707
Republican Presidential Votes Cast (McCain)– 1, 230,111
Libertarian Presidential Votes Cast (Barr) – 12,555
None (that’s what it says – look and see: lists Ralph Nader) – 11,301
Green Presidential Votes Cast (McKinney) – 3,406
Write-in (The Constitution didn’t get on the AZ Ballot: Chuck Baldwin) – 1,371
Write-in (The Boston Tea Party didn’t either – Charles Jay) – 16
Write-in (Independent - Jonathan Allen) – 8
What does this tell us? Well, it tells me that the claim of AZSOS that Voter Turnout was 25.44% sounds just about right – of the 12,555 Libertarians that cast Presidential Votes in 2008, just under a quarter of them turned out yesterday.
2006 Primary shows 16,529 Registered Libertarians (out of 2,533,308 Registered Voters), and Barry Hess received 3,063 votes.
“Mene, Mene, Tekel Upharsin”