Donald Trump continues to change the game when it comes to Republican elections.
Washington Times reports:
Republicans continued to shatter turnout records in their presidential primaries and caucuses Tuesday, while Democrats lagged behind in what analysts said was a clear indication of an enthusiasm gap heading into the general election.
Virginia easily broke its GOP record of 664,000 votes from 2000, and was nearing the 1 million mark. That would be four times the turnout in 2012’s Republican primary.
Even Georgia is showing promise of breaking records!
In Georgia, results were trickling in more slowly, but projections put the GOP there on pace to top the 900,000-vote record set in the 2012 Republican primary, when favorite son Newt Gingrich was in the race.
The establishment doesn’t understand what’s happening. But Donald Trump is continuing to defy all odds.
“We have expanded the Republican Party,” GOP frontrunner Donald Trump said at a post-election press conference Tuesday night. “There’s much less enthusiasm for the Democrats.”
He said he’s drawn Democrats and independents into the GOP race, which accounts for the changes in turnout patterns.
The Times continues: The strong GOP showings follow record turnout in the first four contests: Republican turnout in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada was up 27 percent compared to 2012. By contrast Democrats’ turnout is down 25 percent compared to their record-setting 2008 campaign, when then-candidate Barack Obama faced off against Hillary Clinton, who is trying again this year.
Credit: Washington Times