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Despite having no official challenger in Kentucky’s Democratic primary, President Obama won less than 60 percent of the vote. The rest of the votes went to…no one.

With only about a 14 percent turnout statewide, about 42 percent of voters in the Democratic primary voted for “uncommitted” rather than choose President Obama. The president won many of the counties in the central and northern parts of the state, but voters in the far eastern and western regions overwhelming refused to support him.

Earlier this month, Mr. Obama won only 60 percent of the primary in West Virginia, where his opponent was a convicted felon. In Oklahoma, an anti-abortion activist won 20 percent of the vote against the president in that state’s primary.