I hate to rehash old news; and I’m definitely not interested in stealing Buzz’s thunder, but I wanted to offer up what I would consider to be “troubling” information for the GOP and determine what the general consensus on the matter is. Is it normal in a hotly-contested presidential primary, in a solidly red state, for the Democratic turnout to be higher than the Republican turnout? Here’s the AJC story for more information:
Tuesday’s turnout for the Georgia presidential primary was a record breaking 44 percent of active registered voters[…] Of those [1.9 million ballots], 52 percent were cast in the Democratic Primary[…] (emphasis added)
While I am not a graduate of the Georgia Technical Institute[sic] and my math skills are somewhat to be desired (although I can count to seven straight), doesn’t this mean that only 48% of the ballots were cast in the Republican Primary?
I know there are people out there who are far more adept in Georgia electoral history, so please help me to understand this. Is there a historical precedence for this type of discrepancy? As we know, Democratic turnout has exceeded Republican turnout in nearly every state so far…Georgia is not an exception. Does this mean that Georgia could possibly go blue in November? Is this a sign of things to come? Or is this simply the result of Republican dissatisfaction over a non-stellar field of candidates?