Politics & Elections
Mon April 16, 2012
Neither an uncontested race, nor rain or football could keep some from caucusing
The executive director of the Nebraska Democratic Party says turnout for Saturday’s second presidential caucus was lower than expected, but still encouraging.
Jim Rogers attributes the lower turnout in part to the primary being non-contested. He says the red and white game and the storms that broke out across the Metro also affected turnout.
Despite the challenges, he says North Omaha had the largest turnout with over 100 individuals caucusing there. Rogers says a variety of issues were discussed during the caucus.
"Some of the issues we discussed were other candidates that were running. We also discussed the pre-natal bill that was in front of the legislature this last week. Some other locations discussed at length the closing of the polling places that have occurred under commissioner Phipps.”
With the 2012 Democratic Caucus over, Rogers says the party now looks toward Nebraska’s Primary Election on May 15th.
He says the party will use the caucus as a springboard to find volunteers to help make phone calls, put out yard signs and go door to door to help get the vote out in the primary.