Bad News For McConnell: Heavy Turnout Reported In Kentucky Urban Areas Likely For Grimes

Bad News For McConnell: Heavy Turnout Reported In Kentucky Urban Areas Likely For Grimes

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Democrats seem intent on not repeating the stay home fail of 2010.

Kentucky politics expert Joe Sonka of Insider Louisville reported hearing that turnout has already hit 20% in some Louisville precincts.

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Louisville and Lexington are likely Democratic areas where Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes will need huge turnout in order to have a chance at ousting incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

A Kentucky resident reported after voting that she saw huge turnout as well:

Another reported that after several weeks of “harassment” by the Republican Party, she cast her vote for Alison:

Turnout is already looking impressive and voters are enthusiastic about Alison Lundergan Grimes. Her Twitter stream is full of voters telling her they just voted for her and how much they support her. Grimes said that she expects Kentucky voters to surprise a lot of the nation, per Sean Moody of WKYT:

Kentucky is a state where Obama lost by 23%, so the fact that a Democrat is even within striking distance of the Republican Senate Minority Leader is incredible and is a testament to Grimes’ hard work and personal likeability.

No matter what happens, it’s inspiring to watch so many Americans take advantage of their right to vote instead of sitting on the sidelines and being willing victims. Voting is an enormous privilege and the one chance to make your voice heard.

Update noon eastern: Joe Sonka, “Franklin Co., Democratic stronghold—> #kysen // RT @DrewLog: Voting day 1/2 over and this precinct is approaching 40% turnout already”

GO VOTE. THEN TAKE THREE FRIENDS TO VOTE. AND THEN DRIVE THREE MORE PEOPLE TO THE POLLS.

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