There's a push by the Democrats, who are limited to Hillary, Dennis Kucinich and Mike Gravel in their primary, to mess with the Republican nomination by voting for Huckabee. This is the same group of Democrats who voted for McCain to upset Gov. Engler who was a Bush supporter:
Lemmons said Tuesday that the push for Republican Mike Huckabee was prompted by the dearth of choices on the Democratic side of the Jan. 15 primary ballot. Lemmons said he himself supports Barack Obama, who chose not to run in Michigan.And here's something weird, about 15% of Republicans requested a Democrat absentee ballot:
And he said Democrats supporting candidates other than those on the Michigan ballot can vote uncommitted. But he likes the idea of recapturing the spirit of 2000, when DOG was formed to torment former Gov. Engler, a staunch backer of George W. Bush.
Huckabee got the nod this time because "the Republican establishment supports Romney and McCain," Lemmons said.
Grebner said it seems some known Republican voters -- perhaps 15% -- plan to vote Democratic, based on a sampling of 120,000 requests for absentee ballots (out of 220,000) around the state.Do they intend to bump up Kucinich or embarrass Hillary with a noncommitted vote?