In a comment to Vassar's latest Diary I suggested someone ought to do some analyses of the voter turnout in the Republican and Democrat primaries and compare them to the last three or four elections to see what could be learned. Well, I decided to see what I could discern from the Nevada results.
Taking a look at the official Nevada Secretary of State Primary Elections results, on their web site, reveals some interesting facts about the voter turnout.
Harry Reid received 75.32 per cent, 87,374 votes, out of 103,670 votes cast in the Democrat Senate race.
Sharron Angle, on the other hand, received 40.09 per cent, 70,422 votes, out of 175,671 votes cast in the Republican Senate race.
Sue Lowdon received 45,871 votes, or 26.11 per cent of the votes cast.
Danny Tarkanian received 40,925, or 23.3 per cent of the votes cast.
Angle, Lowdon and Tarkanian, the three conservative front runners, received 157,219 votes, or 89.5 per cent of the total votes cast.
So, to recap:
Total votes by party: Republicans, 175,671; Dems, 103,670.
Total votes for Reid: 87,374.
Total votes for Angle: 70,422.
Total votes for three Republican conservative frontrunners: 157,219.
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