Idaho GOP Welcomes Enthusiastic Republican Voter Turnout:
Democrat Participation Declines in the Face of Obama's Continued Failures
Boise, Idaho – Today the Idaho GOP praised the high level of participation in the Republican primary, particularly in the two Congressional races. Even without competitive top-of-the-ticket races on the ballot, Republican voter turnout in yesterday’s primary increased from 2008, the last Presidential election year.
During yesterday's primary, 144,500 votes were cast in the two Republican Congressional races. In 2008, the number was 126,573, according to the Secretary of State’s website. That is an increase of nearly 15% for Republican voters. On the other hand, the total Democrat primary votes in the Congressional races dropped by over one-third from 2008 to 2012.
“This increase in the number of Republican voters in the two Congressional races demonstrates the excitement and enthusiam that exists about our prospects for making Barack Obama a one-term President. We continue to build upon the momentum from our first-ever straw poll and the historic Super Tuesday Presidential Caucus in March, which included the nation's largest ever caucus in the state's capital city," said Idaho GOP Chairman Norm Semanko. “But most of all, it shows that Idahoans are tired of the overreaching, big government policies of Barack Obama. The dramatic lack of Democrat turnout in Idaho is due to the anchor of Obama's failed liberal policies continuing to weigh them down.
Voter registration favored the Idaho GOP 10 to 1 before the primaries and will only balloon after the results from yesterday. We continue to invite all Idahoans to join us in the cause of liberty, freedom and economic prosperity as we work to defeat Obama and elect candidates that will continue to fight for our Idaho values.”