Maine Caucus Turnout: 9 to 1 Democratic Advantage

No comment neccessary, other than to say that I’m having a hard time keeping up with this, the biggest rolling story of the election cycle.  From an email from the chair of the NHDP:

“Around the country we’ve seen high Democratic turnout and Maine has joined the chorus of other voices across the nation calling for change,” said Arden Manning, Executive Director of the Maine Democratic Party.  “The numbers tell a story here. Earlier this month, 5,000 Republicans gathered around the state to caucus for their nominee. Today, close to 45,000 Mainers attended the Democratic caucus. The message is clear: Mainers have seen what 8 years of Republican control looks like and they are ready for a change.”
Sunday’s Democratic turnout exceeded the previous record, set in 2004, by almost 28,000 votes.

And this in lousy weathah. Unbelievable.

More: according to Hillary Clinton, those 45,000 people “don’t represent the electorate, we know that.” Sheesh. There’s spinning, and then there’s dissing.


One Response to Maine Caucus Turnout: 9 to 1 Democratic Advantage

  1. Jack Mitchell February 11, 2008 at 6:26 pm #

    MTP reported the vote count up to Sunday morning.

    Republicans- 12,957,700 votes
    Democrats- 19,257,817 votes

    In 2000,
    Bush- 50,456,002 votes
    Gore- 50,999,897 votes

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