South Carolina GOP Primary Turnouts, 2008 and 2012
Posted by Phoenix Woman on January 22, 2012
While the 2012 Republican caucus and primary turnouts in Iowa and New Hampshire (121,503 and 248,485, respectively) weren’t substantially different from 2008 (119,188 and 234,851 respectively), particularly considering the population growth in both states over the past four years, South Carolina’s 2012 turnout — 600,421 with 99.5% of precincts reporting — is markedly higher, nearly 155,000 more than in 2008.
My take is that this was the result of the TheoCons (UPDATE: What I for a long time have been calling “the religio-racist right”) pulling out all the stops to keep Romney from sailing unimpeded to the nomination.
Next up: Florida, which could, if Newt wins it, lead to the mother of all brokered conventions.
(Crossposted to MyFDL.)
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