Sunday, September 07, 2008

Fact Check: Who Got More Votes?

In a previous post about Gov. Huckabee's RNC speech, I asked as an aside whether it could be accurate that Gov. Palin got more votes running for mayor than Sen. Biden got running for the U.S. Senate. That's what Huckabee had claimed. The AP's Jim Kuhnhenn's fact check reports:

"FORMER ARKANSAS GOV. MIKE HUCKABEE: Palin "got more votes running for mayor of Wasilla, Alaska than Joe Biden got running for president of the United States."

THE FACTS: A whopper. Palin got 616 votes in the 1996 mayor's election, and 909 in her 1999 re-election race, for a total of 1,525. Biden dropped out of the race after the Iowa caucuses, but he still got 76,165 votes in 23 states and the District of Columbia where he was on the ballot during the 2008 presidential primaries."

Is this relevant? Comments invited.


While researching Sen. Joe Biden Sunday night, I realized that he served on the New Castle County Council. It occurred to me that Huckabee might have been referring to the County Council votes when he compared Palin and Biden's election results. What do you think?

Source: Jum Kuhnhenn, Attacks Praise Stretch the Truth,

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