Low turnout for last week’s primary election
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
May 30, 2012 | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Although President Barack Obama faced no opposition in last Tuesday’s Primary Election, he still only got about 41 percent of the vote in Trigg County.

The other option on the Democratic Presidential ballot, “Uncommitted,” received 58 percent of the vote. Of the 10,527 registered voter in Trigg County, only 878 turned out to vote – a turnout of 8.34 percent, according to the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Office.

“It’s definitely one of the lowest turnouts that I can remember,” said Trigg County Clerk Dorris McGill, who attributed the low turnout to a lack of local races.

On the Republican Presidential ballot, Mitt Romney received 66 percent, Ron Paul received almost 13 percent, Rick Santorum received about 11 percent, Newt Gingrich received almost 5 percent and “Uncommitted” received about 4 percent. Kentucky doesn’t have an open primary system.

In the Democratic First District U.S. Representative race, Charles Kendall Hatchett received about 63 percent of the vote, beating James Buckmaster, who received about 36 percent.

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