DEMOCRATS DID NOT VOTE! And that's the truth. During the primary in Mohave County, we didn't vote! There are 109,616 registered voters in Mohave County and 47,268 of them are Republicans, 19,754 are Democrats and 41,867 are No Party Declared. That means 43.12% of the registered voters are Republicans, 18.02% are registered Democrats and a large chunk are Independent. In itself, that is a huge problem and is one for the powers that be in the Arizona Democratic Party and MCDCC to fix. However, there is a problem that only you can fix: of the 47,268 Republicans 22,421 voted and of those 19,754 Democrats 5,644 voted. That means 47.4% of the registered Republicans voted and only 28.6% of the registered Democrats voted.
Even if we could magically turn Mohave County blue overnight, it might not make much difference because we Democrats don't vote! I'll admit it; I don't understand it. Okay, we are the underdogs. Is that any reason to roll over and play dead? Not for me! I believe that with work, dedication, financial support, we can stop the red state from moving forward. Slowly, very slowly we can move it back to being a blue state. For each of you Democrats who did vote, THANK YOU! For each candidate who ran a local or county race, THANK YOU! For each of you who wrote a check, THANK YOU! And now let?s get on to the General Election. We need to support the move to elect Hillary Clinton as our president or live and suffer through four years with that other guy. We need to support Ann Kirkpatrick's move to defeat John McCain. And we need to support all the other democrats who are running. This is truly is an opportune time for a change.
One more thank you: In August the volunteers who work and maintain your Headquarters office donated 168.5 unpaid hours which would have cost us at least $2500 if we could have paid them. I just want to thank you volunteers; you are AWESOME! In the Headquarters office we often go without the tools we think we need because of our lack of cash donors. I want to remind everyone that office materials and expenses are not free. In-kind donations are greatly appreciated. Cash and checks are welcome. Please consider donating monthly to MCDCC Headquarters through ActBlue.
One final reminder: The last day to register to vote for the General Election is October 11. Call us (928-753-0006) if you need help in checking your voter registration. Get your registration status in order so you can vote in the General Election on Tuesday, November 8th.