While the spotlight was on the battle between Crazy Joe Biden and Socialist Bernie Sanders, there was an even juicier story behind it all that petrifies Democrats no matter who they choose to run against President Trump.
Impressive Republican voter turnout in a primary where President Trump, running for the most part uncontested, didn’t even need heavy support, shows us that Democrats are vulnerable all across the board and that Trump is virtually a lock to win a second term.
The Democrats for their part, attempted to celebrate what was for them a “turnout surge” after Super Tuesday, noting that, in many states, interest was “significantly higher” than in previous years — in some cases, more than a hundred thousand more votes were cast on Super Tuesday 2020 than on Super Tuesday 2016.
The trend began in New Hampshire, where Trump received 129,000 votes — more than both former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama received for their re-election. It continued through Super Tuesday, with Republicans putting up massive numbers in places like Tennessee and North Carolina.
In Texas, Republicans in 2020 cast twice as many votes for Trump as Democrats in 2012 cast for Obama. Trump got more votes in the 2020 primary than all of the 2020 Democratic candidates combined.
“All 2020 Dem candidates COMBINED in Texas have 1,621,621 votes with 82% of the vote reported,” one supporter tweeted late Tuesday night. “President Trump as an incumbent in an UNCONTESTED primary has 1,742,750 votes with 82% of the vote reported.”
Of course, Trump is predicted to win Texas in the general election, as well as other states where turnout for the Republican primary exceeded that of the Democratic primary. But as the final vote totals roll in, it seems Trump put up big numbers in a many blue states as well.
“In Vermont and Minnesota, Trump’s vote totals beat every past incumbent’s total in the last four decades. In Maine, the president’s vote total bested every primary candidate’s total since before President Ronald Reagan. In Massachusetts, the story was similar, with Trump aggregating a higher vote total than past incumbent Republicans since before Reagan,” a Trump surrogate boasted to The Hill. “And in deeply blue California, with 82 percent of precincts reporting, President Trump collected nearly 1.4 million votes.”
Part of that has to do with Trump’s appeal and part of it has to do with the Trump campaign, which has been stressing “early” voting among its ardent supporters as a show of Trump’s political strength.
“The massive turnout is a reflection of organic enthusiasm among conservatives and a sophisticated effort by Trump’s campaign to rev up its get-out-the-vote machine ahead of the general election,” Politico reported on Thursday. “Trump and Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Iowa and New Hampshire ahead of voting, and the campaign flooded the two states with high-profile surrogates and launched a Facebook advertising blitz reminding supporters to cast ballots.”
Trump can comfortably say the enthusiasm expressed by Republicans voting in the primary portends enthusiasm in the general. But with a large spectrum of left-leaning voters casting their votes as Democrats, That’s just not true for former Vice President Joe Biden or Sen. Bernie Sanders.
It’s not just the Presidency that Democrats need to be worried about however, as their actions over the past few years in the house have left them vulnerable. Republican voters are fed up and they’re ready to cut the nonsense. The left is even in trouble in the perennially blue state of California where nine seats currently held by Democrats look vulnerable enough to be overtaken by the GOP.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported, “Republicans took a strong first step in the primary election toward grabbing back at least some of the seven California congressional districts that Democrats flipped in 2018. With millions of late-arriving mail ballots still uncounted from Tuesday’s election, Republicans have so far combined for a majority of the votes in six of those seven districts. GOP candidates have solid leads in two of them.”
The Chronicle further noted, “In Orange County, GOP candidates were winning a majority of the votes in three of the four targeted districts.”
Fred Whitaker, chairman of the Orange County GOP, stated, “On Tuesday night, the waters of the blue wave began to recede … and Republicans showed that we will take back Orange County. The pathway to restoring the House of Representatives is through Orange County.”
As reported by J.D. Rucker at NOQ Reports:
“Keep two things in mind. First, these aren’t nine seats that are deemed “in play” through some election miracle. These are nine seats currently held by Democrats where Republicans have the upper hand based on analysis of Tuesday’s primary votes.
Second—and this is very important to understand—with only one statewide ballot measure, the main draw was the Democratic presidential primary in which Republicans may not vote. That means that even without the draw of a presidential primary choice, nine seats showed Republicans either within striking distance or outright beating Democrats.”