Monday, August 01, 2016

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 . . .

11 Comments:

Anonymous said...

This is not all bad news. This means that the voters who do show up will have more power.

Anonymous said...

The general election should see more turnout, we all have to make sure to pass the Clay Chastain light rail plan so that we can watch the mayor sly james squirm when he has to strike it from the ballot.

Jerry Robinson said...

Don't start Monday on a bummer, it leaves the reader all fuzzy. The streetcar had 2.2 million riders on Saturday and people sing and play pokemon between stops. At least that's what I read in the paper.

Anonymous said...

Don't vote, it just encourages the bastards.

Anonymous said...

Nothing but "career politicians" on the ballots.....that is the problem!!!!

Anonymous said...

Voting mean nothing in KCMO. We defeated streetcar expansion by a wide margin, but Sly wants to keep voting on it until we get it right.

Anonymous said...

Democrats only haul their voters out of the gutter on election days when they're facing Republicans.

Anonymous said...

Low turnout means all those nursing home voters are more important.

Hyperblogal said...

I live in Northeast and I've already started voting.

Anonymous said...

Agree with the first comment, people who vote in this Democracy have more power. So forget the rest of them who want to be told what to do.

Anonymous said...

Voting these people out is the only thing they understand, if you don't they'll start to think they own public office.