Given a Choice…Or, Even If Not

Among the Republican Primary Voters: Wow. Robert Guzzardi – the guy the Corbsters spent $60,000 to kick off the ballot for the flimsiest reason – still took 3,501, or 14.46% of Allegheny county, Corbett’s home county. Additionally: Write-In took another 842, or 3.48% in Corbett’s home.

But hey, that left 82.06% for the unchallenged incumbent Governor. In his own primary. In his own home county.

http://www.alleghenycounty.us/elect/201405pri/el45a.htm

Dauphin County-wide. Even after spending $60,000 to remove the only primary opponent by the flimsiest loophole, 303 – just over 3% – of Dauphin County Rs wrote in someone else. And Dauphin County Rs tend to do what they are told. They don’t stray too far off range, but did just a little here. Also, remember that Dauphin was one of the counties on which wasn’t on the ballot. That’s part of why Corbett did so well there.

http://www.dauphinc.org/vote/NewViewRaceForm.aspx?select1=GOVERNOR%20(R&select2=

According to my friend Ron Hess, it is obvious that with Guzzardi on ballot in York Co, similar results:
Corbett 76.48%
Guzzardi 17.45%
Other Write-ins 6.07%

In Elk County, 24% of Republicans voted for Lt Gov Jim Cawley, but not for Corbett. In Montour, 23% did so. That amount was only 7%…in Corbetts home of Allegheny County.

http://www.politicspa.com/map-corbett-cawley/58213/

Outside of the Republican demographic? Arguably his key constituency – certainly in this writer’s mind – is the senior likely voter. He won 63% of the senior vote in 2010. Today, he polls 37% favorable but (more tellingly) 57% unfavorable among that group.

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/harrisburg_politics/Poll-Corbett-still-slumping-in-popularity-even-among-seniors.html

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About steventodd

Both parties are broken by big money...what to do? I'm a dad, husband, son, taxpayer, voter, civil engineer, reporter, blogger, rabble-rouser and honest guy.
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