Primary ’19: Dems see more drop-off

It’s not unusual for voters to head into the ballot box and not vote for all the races on the ballot. Such was the case this year.
For both parties, the governors’ races drew the greatest number of votes, and drop-off from the top of the ticket to down-ballot races varied greatly. Democrats saw a drop-off of 105,305 voters from the governor’s race, which drew the most voters, to the auditor’s race, which drew the fewest. For the GOP, the difference between the most (governor) and the least (secretary of state) was 31,066.
This table shows the drop-off in votes cast in the May 19 primary election. The primaries for Republican auditor and treasurer were uncontested as was the Democratic attorney general’s race. The numbers below are unofficial numbers from the Kentucky Secretary of State. Table by The Kentucky Gazette.

Republicans
Governor 259,854
-20,504
Attorney general 239,350
-3,385
Ag commissioner 235,965
-7,177
Secretary of State 228,788
Difference    -31,066

Democrats
Governor 394,490
-23,405
Secretary of state 371,085
-34,182
Ag commissioner 336,903
-8,380
Treasurer 328,523
-39,338
Auditor 289,185
Difference    -105,305