Not True

04Sep08

Somehow, word started spreading that Joe Biden only got 9,000 votes in primary season.

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee got a big laugh from the crowd at
tonight’s convention when he said that as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, GOP vice
presidential nominee Sarah Palin outpolled her Democratic counterpart, Joseph
Biden.”She got more votes running for mayor of the town of Alaska than Joe Biden
got running for president of the United States,” Huckabee declared, sparking
applause.

That would be a hard thing to do in a town of less than 10,000 people.

There’s just one problem with Huckabee’s statement: it’s not true. Biden
collected a total of 63,157 votes during the Democratic primaries and caucuses
this year. By contrast, Wasilla boasts a population of 9,780.

Palin did, however, collect 114,697 votes in her run for Governor.

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