TKC EXCLUSIVE FACT CHECK: LESS THAN ONE IN FIVE REGISTERED KANSAS CITY VOTERS WILL CAST PRIMARY BALLOT!!!
We're sorting out the drama from the GOTV weekend and there's a more than a few insights and some vital info coming up about the election tomorrow but a fact check regarding so much local political hype is worth a peek for our most dedicated early morning readers . . .
To wit . . .
EARLY POLLING REVEALS THAT MOST KANSAS CITY VOTERS WILL SKIP THE AUGUST 2ND PRIMARY!!!
To be fair, here's a more optimistic take on Missouri elections from the current SecState who got tired of his job and wants to be a Missouri Senator instead . . .
SecState Jason Kander: "31 percent of Missouri’s registered voters will vote in the August 2, 2016, primary election. This prediction is a compilation of the local turnout estimates submitted to Kander’s office by election authorities in each jurisdiction. If the 31 percent estimate is met, more than 1.2 million votes will be cast."
However . . . A look back at the 2012 primary election and even further to 2008 will reveal Kansas City election numbers far below 20% - 17.6% & 13 % respectively.
In Kansas City Proper, here's a look at the current ballot.
And so . . . Whilst local politicos, pundits and the chattering class talk up the election season . . . In Kansas City the vast majority of the electorate (4 out of 5 to be exact) remains disengaged and more likely to spam social media feeds with their election insights in one desperate attention seeking move after the next RATHER THAN leave the house and vote.
You decide . . .