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Wednesday, April 25, 2012


The official number of Republicans voting in yesterdays GOP primary have been filed.

An impressive 158 Republicans turned out city wide, (yes, I'm being sarcastic). That averages out to 6.58333 persons per polling place. The City of Hartford paid to have 24 polling places open citywide, although I am being told that at least one polling location had no one show up. Most polling places probably had more paid GOP workers than they actually had voters.

The final dollar amount spent hasn't been tallied yet, but it will most likely be at least $400.00 to $500.00 per vote, if not greater. It would have been more cost effective to take every Republican in Hartford out to dinner and get their vote while they were dining.


peter brush said...

I was number three in my district when I voted late in the afternoon.
Beats me why the government,muni or State, has to be involved in internal corporate affairs. The Republican elections are particularly silly since there are so few of us, but the same principle obtains with, for example, the election of the Dem Town Committee. Let the parties do make their internal arrangements themselves.

Rich Wareing said...

If CT is not going to be part of the March presidential primaries (or at the latest the 1st Tuesday in April), then we should be a caucus state and save the taxpayers money.