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Many Democrats vote "uncommitted" for president

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

He may have been unopposed, but President Obama did not get 100 percent of the votes in the Democratic Primary election Tuesday.

In fact, 42 percent of Democrat voters in Kentucky marked uncommitted as their choice, perhaps showing just how unpopular the president is here in Kentucky.

"This uncommitted endorsement of not President Obama is directly related to his energy stance," said Hazard Community and Technical College Political Science Professor Benny Bailey.

On Tuesday, voters in Kentucky made sure their voice were heard with four out of every ten voters marking "uncommitted" as their choice.

Here in eastern Kentucky, President Obama did not even get the majority of the votes.

In Perry County alone, more than twice as many democrats voted "uncommitted" as they did for the current president.

Bailey who is an avid Democrat says this election in November will be about the working class, people like coal miners who are dealing with constant layoffs.

"That's who this election will focus on and how they perceive Obama's ability to care for their future, or the Republican's ability to care for that future could tell the tale of this election come November," said Bailey.

On the Republican side of the primary, Mitt Romney easily won in Kentucky.


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