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Local Blogs Round-up: Arkansas Democratic Primary

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In the Arkansas Democratic Senate primary race, incumbent Blanche Lincoln faces a June 8 run-off election against her opponent Lt. Gov. Bill Halter.  Lincoln failed to win a majority of votes, garnering 45% compared to Halter’s 43% and D.C. Morrison’s 13%.

Blue Hog Report doubts that Lincoln met the legal qualifications for requesting an absentee ballot.  Since Lincoln and her husband both requested absentee ballots, they voted by provisional ballot on Tuesday.

The Tolbert Report points out that Lincoln’s campaign has pulled down their website, among a wealth of other coverage:

“Sen. Blanche Lincoln for Senate campaign pulled down the website a day after the primary ended in a three week runoff.  The site now directs to a Lincoln for Senate fact check page. Halter had called for this in a debate several weeks back after he pulled down his website and called for Lincoln to do the same.  At that time, she refused.”

Max Brantley at the Arkansas Blog seems to think that Republicans voting in the primary resulted in Lincoln’s defeat. 

J. Samuel at Blue Arkansas responds.

Lance Turner presents scenes – and videos – from Tuesday’s events.

Arkansas Blog also links to some Research 2000 poll statistics, including a discussion of Lincoln’s popularity among women.

Finally, Rex Nelson uses the election as a springboard for reflection on past election nights.

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