Democrats enjoy rise in turnout, but still lag far behind Republicans in Texas
AUSTIN — Democrats got the turnout boost they were hoping for in Tuesday’s primaries, topping the million-vote mark for the first time since 2002.
While Democratic candidates and party officials were jubilant Wednesday, Republicans were quick to provide a reality check: The GOP still dominated turnout, topping 1.5 million.
Nearly 700,000 of those Republican votes were cast on election day.
Several analysts said Wednesday that the turnout patterns show the belief that a “blue wave” will sweep Republicans out of office remains a mirage. While only time will tell, they and even the campaigns... read more
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