Connecticut Voters Give Big in Presidential Race

On average, the state donates more per person than anywhere else.

The presidential candidates might be focusing their dollars on the swing states, but the feeling isn’t exactly mutual. According to bipartisan campaign donation site Rally.org, it’s the less competitive states that have the biggest donors.

Connecticut tops all the states, with an average donation of $255, according to the Washington Post.  Washington D.C., Massachusetts, New York and Wyoming are the other biggest donors. Maine residents donated the smallest amount, with an average of $73.

If the richer states are donating what they can afford, that’s especially true in Connecticut. When President Barack Obama came to Fairfield County for a fundraiser . 

A showed Obama with a seven-point lead over Mitt Romney.    

Ipso Facto September 13, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Ben Stein is a humorist, Cliff...unlike you. You are trying (desperately and totally without effect) to use this as a proxy for rationalizing the despicable efforts by the GOP to deny voting rights to American citizens. The "universal deceit" you refer to is the utter falsity of the Republicans in erecting Jim Crow barriers to voting by claiming voter fraud -- notwithstanding studies by so many non-partisan groups that have decisively concluded that voter fraud is so vanishingly small as to be a non-issue. Go get your major bully, Alper, to argue otherwise. Even he has enough IQ points to avoid getting into such a debate.
Cliff Cuming September 13, 2012 at 11:53 PM
So much hate there ipso
Infidel81 September 16, 2012 at 10:08 AM
I can't believe, with the amount of voter fraud going on in this country, that an intelligent person would question the need for voter ID. Some states and municipalities have had these laws in effect for years with no problem - now all of a sudden, it's a problem? I worked local polling places in the '90s and had no problem asking for and receiving peoples ID so they could vote. Is the left that paranoid that obama might lose that they want just anybody to be able to vote?
Mike Berman September 17, 2012 at 01:03 AM
Anyone that thinks that photo ID's are not necessary to vote should get their head examined! Why is it that the Democratic convention required photo ID's in order to get in? Look, we know that this is a double standard and a way for the Democratic party to to allow cheating, period. This really insults the American peoples' and my intelligence. If photo ID's affects certain voters so that they cannot vote, then these people are either idiots and are too stupid to vote in the first place or they should get off their butts and do something about it which would be pretty simple to do.
Kendall L Owott September 17, 2012 at 05:21 AM
No rational and fair person would want illegitimate votes to count or legitimate voters to be disenfranchised. It is not at all despicable to want legitimate and only legitimate voters to vote. The bipartisan Carnegie-Knight Commission’s 2005 report recommended a voter ID system, along with many safeguards to insure that legitimate voters and not imposters vote. Difficulties arise of a type common throughout our legal system. It is unavoidable that sometimes people will be penalized when they should not be and the guilty succeed. No system will guarantee 100% that no imposters vote and no one will be disenfranchised. The use of prosecutions and convictions as a measure of voter fraud is flawed. At least 1 prosecutor “did not pursue allegations of fraudulent voter registration because (it) is a victimless and nonviolent crime.” Without motivated and accurate investigation, the full extent of voter fraud will remain unknown, The competing issues of voter fraud and disenfranchisement have been around for a long time. In 2005, the US had plenty of resources to address the issues. Both parties are responsible for the creaky ad hoc system we use for our elections and the delay in improving the process. There are heroes and villains in both parties. Either we find a workable compromise over time or we delude ourselves that there is no significant voter fraud. That delusion will permit imposters to influence the identity of our political leadership.


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