Dem turnout slips from ’07 primary

More people voted Democratic than Republican in Mississippi’s primaries last week, but that doesn’t mean the Dems should break out the bubbly. In fact, the numbers might give them reason for heartburn.

Turnout in the Democratic primary for governor dropped significantly from four years ago, while turnout in the Republican primary almost doubled.

Records show 446,746 votes were cast in the 2007 Democratic primary for governor. With 99 percent of precincts reporting from last week, The Associated Press tallied 394,663 votes.

Clarion Ledger
8/7/11