February 15th, 2008

we can't teach what we don't know
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Double attendance at the polls!

From Terry L. Speigner
Chairman | Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee

Prince George's County Democrats played a pivotal role in the Chesapeake Primary yesterday. Prince Georgians went to the polls in record numbers to cast votes for a host of excellent and talented Democratic Party candidates running in the presidential and congressional (districts 4, 5 and 8) primaries.

149,000 Prince George's Democrats overcame freezing temperature, icy roads, rain, traffic and long lines to make sure that their voices were heard and their votes were counted. Prince George's County Democrats more than doubled the voter participation from 2004. Prince Georgians also accounted for 19 percent of the 800,000 votes cast by Democrats in the State of Maryland yesterday.

Prince George's County Presidential Primary Voter Turnout (1992 - 2008)
1992 - 79,909 - Bill Clinton winner
1996 - 28,647 - Bill Clinton winner
2000 - 87,111 - Al Gore winner
2004 - 72,048 - John Kerry winner
2008 - 148,880 - Barack Obama winner

It is wonderful to live in a Country where ideals are discussed and debated, votes are cast and counted and we can wake up the next day with our life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness intact.

In addition to setting a new voter turnout record, Prince George's County has the honor of possibly sending the first African-American woman congressman from the State of Maryland to the US House of Representatives in Donna Edwards.

The 2008 Maryland Presidential primary is over and the Prince George's County Democratic Party will lead the way to unifying the party and working together for a tremendous Democratic Party win on November 4, 2008.

Congratulations to our Democratic Party nominees in Congressional Districts 4, 5 and 8. We also thank Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama for bringing the Presidential discussion to Prince George's County.

In closing, we honor the public service, legacy and accomplishments of Congressman Albert R. Wynn for his Representation in Congress of the residents in District 4.

Also, see other news about Prince George's Co. here.

See other Prince George's Co. Blogger Posts here.