Although we still don’t have a clear picture of who our nominee will be, and I don’t think anyone expected we would, the one thing we do know is that across the board, Democrats shattered their records for turnout in the Super Tuesday races:
CNN looked at six states: Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Arizona. Even with the votes not fully tallied yet, the turnout numbers are still substantially higher than in the past. Arizona already has nearly 80,000 more voters than it ever had before, with only 67% of the precincts counted.
The Republicans are also experiencing higher turnout in some places, though not nearly on par with the Democrats. For the same states, the numbers are far less dramatic (except in New Jersey, where both parties experienced significant jumps), and are lower in some cases.
The record number of Democratic voters in this years primaries should be a “troubling sign” for the Republicans when we get down to the general election.