42 percent of Ky. primary voters choose ‘uncommitted’ over Obama

Paul Conner Executive Editor
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President Barack Obama won the Kentucky Democratic primary Tuesday, but 42 percent of primary voters chose “uncommitted” over Obama.

Over half of Kentucky’s 120 counties went for “uncommitted” — a candidate with a notably bare-bones campaign. Obama led with 119,277 votes, with “uncommitted” receiving 86,857 votes, with 99 percent of precincts reporting.

In Arkansas, the only other candidate appearing on the ballot, John Wolfe, took 41 percent of the vote from the Democratic incumbent president, with 74 percent reporting.

Wolfe found success in Arkansas despite Democratic Party officials dismissing any chance of him winning delegates because they say he did not file the correct paperwork. Wolfe called the pressure an effort to “tamp down turnout.”

Tuesday’s results were another embarrassment for the Obama campaign, after federal prisoner and noted hair stylist Keith Judd won 42 percent of the vote in the West Virginia primary two weeks ago.

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