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Behind the Numbers: May 16, 2010 - May 22, 2010

GOP turnout jumps in Kentucky

More ballots were cast in yesterday's Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Kentucky than in the Republican, but the total number of votes cast masks a stunning turnaround in the state's historical turnout patterns. Several bloggers (see examples here, here and here) have argued that Rand Paul's easy victory in...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  May 19, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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In Arkansas and Pennsylvania, a tale of turnout

In yesterday's Senate primaries in Arkansas and Pennsylvania, turnout and shifting vote patterns left sitting Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) facing a runoff and defeated Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Penn.). The Arkansas' contest this year drew more voters than the state's 2008 presidential primary (with 99 percent counted, 326,216 have voted, compared...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  May 19, 2010; 10:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Rand Paul tops Ron Paul in Kentucky, by a lot

With 99 percent of the vote counted in the Kentucky GOP primary for U.S. Senate ... -Rand Paul outpaced Trey Grayson in every major region of the state, scoring his biggest win in the North, an area that includes the fast growing areas around Cincinnati and Louisville that have become...

By Jon Cohen  |  May 18, 2010; 10:25 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
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