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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
I'm going to choose to not respond further.
The point is that we (as a nation) are witnessing the epic battle between conservative Bible-thumping politics and educated free-thinking politics. I'm sure both are attempting to bring Kansas "up to speed" according to their own standards.
The fact remains - Brownback has been given the opportunity (elected twice - just like Obama) to prove his conservative experiment is workable. Turns out, it isn't.
originally posted by: intrepid
a reply to: BuzzyWigs
The implication was obvious. Nice try. Or are people that disagree with your stance automatically " ill-educated and rural. "?
That's a small town about 5 miles away, for reference.
Long lines at the GOP caucus in Lawrence produced some frustration and anger. And so many turned out in the Democratic caucus that hundreds of voters had to gather outside on a middle school football field to be counted.
(caption: A group of Democratic caucus voters wait to be counted in the track and field area of Liberty Memorial Central Middle School on Saturday. Voters had to be counted outside because both gyms inside the school were filled to capacity.)
Sanders nearly swept the caucus in Lawrence, winning 81.4 percent of the vote. But Hillary Clinton won just enough to remain viable in the 2nd State Senate District caucus.
Sanders also won by a huge margin, 78-22 percent over Clinton, at the 3rd District caucus site in Eudora.
They stood around, waiting, for longer than a basketball game would take. And they did it willingly.
For Democratic voters, the process was longer because instead of casting paper ballots, as Republicans did, they had to physically stay in place, in some cases for hours, to be counted.
At Liberty Memorial Central Middle School (Dem site), hundreds of voters were still standing in line trying to get in by 3 p.m., when all voters were technically supposed to be in place.
Those who showed up early quickly filled the large gymnasium, and the overflow Sanders crowd was sent to the smaller gym.
But within an hour or so, that gym also filled to capacity, and hundreds more voters were sent outside to the school’s track and field area to be counted.
Still, most Democratic voters remained upbeat about the process, at least as they were standing in line waiting to get in.
A pre-caucus rally Thursday for the Vermont senator in the liberal bastion of Lawrence drew several thousand people.