Sunday, August 31, 2008

Life is What Happens on The Way to What You Had Planned

Aunt Veronica Was Right

She used to say the “Road to hell is paved with good intentions”.
I intended to compare Delaware state & presidential primary turnout for 2000, 2004 & 2008 to 8 other comparable states, but when I went to their websites they were not as user friendly as Delaware’s Election Commissioner’s website.
California broke down by county,but not by statewide totals for turnout. California has dozens of counties which would have required a lot more number crunching time than I have at the present time since the intention was to post the comparison before the Sept 9,2008 primary. Connecticut (unlike Delaware) did not post a statewide turnout unless there was a statewide race. This means to figure out statewide turnout a person would need to add up turnout from all of the local races throughout the state and then divide statewide registration by that number for each of the three election cycles.
I still plan another post before the Sept 9, 2008 primary, but it will be less ambitious due to the limitations of the time remaining before the primary.

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