2.20.2008

turnout

I find this little tidbit really interesting:

Total Democratic vote in Wisconsin: 1,110,702
Total Republican vote in Wisconsin: 409,078

And, it seems like that kind of turnout is pretty representative across the board since Super Tuesday at least. I don't remember what the numbers were like in early January when the Republican nomination was still very much up for grabs.

What I'm wondering: is it because the Republicans feel like they have a clear winner and therefore it doesn't really matter if they vote? Or is it because the Democrats just care more about this year's contest? It would be really interesting to see how many Republicans switched party allegiance this year so they could vote in the early Democratic contests.

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