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Millions of Reasons To Vote For Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney…

by | 7th, April 2007

THIS is how much money Barack Obama, Hiliary Clinton and other US presidential hopefuls raised in the first quarter of this year:

1. Hillary Rodham Clinton ($26 mil)
2. Barack Obama (raised $25 mil)
3. Mitt Romney ($23 mil)
4. John Edwards ($14 mil)
5. Rudy Giuliani ($15 mil)
6. John McCain ($12.5 mil)
7. Ron Paul (not yet announced)
8. Bill Richardson ($6 mil)
9. Dennis Kucinich (not yet announced)
10. Sam Brownback ($1.9 million)

In the 2005 UK General Election, the political parties spent £41m, £1.7m by third parties such as campaign groups and £14m by individual candidates.

The total electorate was 44,245,939 of whom 27,148,510 voted – a turnout of 61.36%. That’s less than £1 per voter, and just over £1.50 per each person who could be bothered to switch off daytime telly and exercise their democratic right to vote.

In the 2004 Presidential election, 122,293,332 Americans voted. The next election is not until 2008.

And start to work out the price of one American voter to one UK voter.



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