No Palpitations, Please
A friendly warning to those of you who bother to watch the largely meaningless primary returns tonight: Kentucky is a split-time-zone state.
… polls in the eastern part of the state close one hour before those in the west.
Since the eastern part of the state is home to the areas in which Obama hopes to be competitive (Louisville, Lexington, the Cincinnati suburbs) and since cities tend to report more quickly than rural areas, early results may make it appear a closer race than it is.
The western part of the state, though less densely populated, is mostly Clinton country …
As the western part of the state reports its results tonight, expect to see Clinton’s margin widen.