Minn. primary turnout flirts with record low numbers

  • Article by: COREY MITCHELL , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 15, 2012 - 8:18 PM

However, state election officials expect turnout to bounce back come November.

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northstars91Aug. 16, 12 2:08 AM

Record low numbers? No surprise, it's hard to take any politician serious anymore. They'll tell you anything you want to hear to get elected, but after that, it the same old story. It's all about trust and there isn't much of that anymore.

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bigtmnAug. 16, 12 2:33 AM

Still not understanding why the taxpayers have to foot the bill for the political parties to choose their candidate.

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asmithe2Aug. 16, 12 3:01 AM

The sad part of this story is how Lori Sturdevant was right. The tombstone for the Iron Range's reign of political clout can now be etched and tossed on the middle of Hibbing. That town voted for Clark. There is no excuse for that.

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garagewineAug. 16, 12 3:11 AM

Not surprising. It corresponds pretty well with Congress's current approval rating.

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truthtopowerAug. 16, 12 4:26 AM

I simply do not see the point in voting anymore. I can't live a lie.

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comment229Aug. 16, 12 9:58 AM

truthtopower said it all. At best, people will go to the polls to vote for one political party or the other which best meets their ideas and philosophy and that is what it should be. We have 80 days of hell left before we vote, and I can almost guarantee you that nobody is on the fence anymore. I already know who I will vote for and there is no amount of TV commercials or campaign appearances that is going to change that. So why don't we insist on campaign reform in this country. The money spent right now, is such a waste. I could go on, but like all the comments so far, I am frustrated, and the worst part is that the people that would have to change, are the ones incapable of doing it, because they will be the foxes in the chicken coop.

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licoricewhipAug. 16, 1211:14 AM

I kinda walked into this expecting the "likely" candidates to take it anyway. The outcome varied very little from the expectations. Maybe others felt that way, too.

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