The McHenry County Democratic Party booth seems to be a big hit at the McHenry County Fair. So far the attention-getter and fund raiser has raised $127.56. Bernie Meyers can be seen manning the booth.
The press release from the party follows:
RICHARDSON LEADS AFTER TWO DAYS OF DEM “PENNY POLL” AT COUNTY FAIR
CRYSTAL LAKE—After the first two days New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson is in the lead of a “Penny Poll” being conducted by the McHenry County Democratic Party at their booth at the County Fair.
favorite son, Senator Barack Obama, is rapidly closing on the leader. Illinois
The “Penny Poll” counts the total money collected in jar representing all 8 major declared Democratic Presidential candidates. One cent equals one vote. Results are tallied nightly with day winners noted and cumulative totals added together.
Acknowledging that the poll is “highly unscientific” party members still believe that over the long run of the fair, it could be reflective of local sentiment in the Democratic race.
On opening Day Governor Richardson jumped to a commanding lead largely on the strength of donations from one devoted supporter. Votes were more evenly distributed on Thursday with Obama surging.
As of Thursday evening the cumulative votes for the candidates were as follows:
1465 ClintonEdwards 537Biden 453Kucinich 211Gravel 206Dodd 100
For undecided voters Democrats are showing the recent CNN/YouTube debates and can give voters directions to all of the candidate’s web sites.
Voting continues through Sunday in Building C.