Compared to the 2014 midterms voting by Democrats in 2018 is up by 84%, while for Republicans it is only up 24%.

By | 2018-08-07T12:38:49+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |16 Comments

Does anybody else hear that blue wave coming?

Courtesy of Second Nexus

In United States politics, voter apathy sometimes decides elections more than voter turnout. In the 2014 midterms, the lowest voter turnout since 1942 led to control of the House and Senate going to the GOP.

Midterm elections, those falling in the years between presidential elections, always see lower counts at the polls. But voter apathy in 2014 reached new levels.

Nationwide voter turnout in 2014 totaled just 36.4 percent, a drop of 40.9 percent since the 2010 midterms. But according to the latest numbers from the Pew Research Center, the 2018 midterms—slated for Tuesday, November 6, 2018—look to be a different story.

Analyzing poll numbers through June 2018, Pew found 13.6 million people voted in Democratic House primaries. This compares to only 7.4 million in 2014. That translates to an 84 percent increase.

On the Republican side, 10.7 million voters turned out for GOP House primaries, compared to 8.6 million in 2014. While it represents an increase, it works out to only 24 percent.

While that is all very good news, keep in mind that more Democratic seats are up for grabs this election season than Republican seats, so we should see this as a good start but only a hint of things to come if we want to take back control of this country. 

I am as optimistic as I can be, but keep in mind that the midterms historically see a low turnout by Democrats so we really need to pull out the stops in November. 

And if anybody needs any further inspiration, just keep this face in mind. 

Seriously, I do not know what more you even need. 

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16 Comments

  1. Anonymous August 7, 2018 at 5:54 am

    I heard on the news that while Democrats are voting more, republicans are still winning because of the gerrymandering.

  2. Anonymous August 7, 2018 at 8:08 am

    I live in mid-Michigan…off to vote Democratic right now! Hubby going also and he will at least cast vote for Democratic candidate for Governor. I will be glued to MSNBC this evening!

    • Anonymous August 7, 2018 at 2:28 pm

      I am curious, I live in metro Detroit and this Sri guy has been bombarding the air waves for a long time ( Wonder where the $$ is coming from). wondered if he was doing the same in your area? He is the only candidate that did negative ads against Gretchen Whitmer, but I guess she is pretty confident she didn’t need to use any of the info I just found:

      Used animals for testing in his labs and abandoned them when he filed for bankruptcy ( so how is he doing his own campaign financing ?)
      Was going to run as a Republican but consultants showed he had better luck as a Democrat, yea his business practices sound more like a republican.

      https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/04/26/thanedar-denies-responsibility-beagles-abandoned-testing-lab-aniclin-2010/553523002/

      https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/8/6/1785111/-Michigan-Primary-Preview

      • Anonymous August 7, 2018 at 6:31 pm

        Anonymous 8:08 am here. I live about 20-25 minutes west of Mt. Pleasant. We get Spectrum TV, lots of channels. Even though we are in central Michigan, our “local” TV channels cover Saginaw, Midland and Bay City. Go figure! Appears to me that Gretchen Whitmer (whom I voted for) is airing far more ads than her Democratic opponents Shri Thanedar and Abdul El-Sayed. El-Sayed is running by far the fewest ads in our area.

        IMO, this is not the time for political neophytes to be in the race for Governor of Michigan, if they truly want to win. Yards signs in our area are all for down-ballot races, particularly State Rep (99th District), where three Democrats are squaring off against each other; also, the Nonpartisan Judge of the Probate Court race, which has five entries for one position.

        I don’t know how to post links, but a search on “Second dark money political attack hits Isabella mailboxes” is a disturbing article by Lisa Yanick Litwiller of The Morning Sun, on August 3, 2018 concerning the Isabella County Probate Judge race. Also, Michigan Right To Life got involved in this judicial race. Fortunately, a pro-choice group of citizens called attention to the fact of that endorsement and provided a link whereby voters could check for themselves. I did and it changed how I had planned to vote.

        I was pleased to see that during the past week, the Democrats provided write-in candidates for two county positions.

  3. Anon August 7, 2018 at 8:43 am

    OT?
    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/08/morning-joe-guest-reveals-repulsive-ted-cruz-rushing-defense-conspiracy-kook-alex-jones/

    ““That somebody like Ted Cruz would come out defending Alex Jones, really repulsive, you know, quoting the first line of a poem, talking about the Holocaust and ‘first they came for Alex Jones,’ I don’t know. Is Ted Cruz, is he familiar with the content in Infowars?” Scarborough asked.

    “I would think most of the people he sits in church with would be deeply offended,” “<Oh fucking Pleeeaaassse

  4. anonymous August 7, 2018 at 8:49 am

    I live in MI, too. I went yesterday to vote absentee, and there was no Democrat on the ballot for Representative in my District. Earlier on, there had been at least two. One withdrew, and one was disqualified. Fortunately I’d written down my candidates’ names and did a write-in for the candidate who had been disqualified, since his lawyer claimed (as did several news articles) that the reason for his disqualification was questionable. Things that make you go hmmmmmmmm.

    • viv August 7, 2018 at 3:32 pm

      I would be doing a whole lot more and louder than going hmmmmmm. I’d be wanting answers from both former candidates and their lawyers and Dem party officials- which would probably lead to wanting answers from Republicans. There could be a nest of vipers that needs to be exposed, you know what the Right-wing are like. Not running a candidate is unforgivable, can you imagine the GOP just giving the seat to a Democrat without a fight?

  5. ANONYMOUS August 7, 2018 at 11:35 am

    The Liberal REDNECK! VOTE! NOW!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St4ItinZNLY

  6. Anonymous August 7, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Primary day in MI, so far in Detroit there have been power outages (because of last night’s storm?), poll workers that never showed up to work and road construction blocking access to the polls!!

    We can only hope the people manage to vote

  7. Anonymous August 7, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    It will be interesting to see if those bigoted trump supporters still vote for John James, trumps choice, or will they defy him and vote for the white guy.

    • Anonymous August 7, 2018 at 8:54 pm

      Always the division of people by race from the Democrats, can never be about policy!…. People are waking up, good luck in 2018 and 2020 if this continues to be the Democratic platform.

    • Anonymous August 7, 2018 at 9:27 pm

      https://www.clickondetroit.com/michigan-elections/john-james-wins-michigans-republican-senate-nomination

      Guess they are not bigoted nor is Trump. (hint: It is all in your head).

      • Anonymous August 8, 2018 at 7:14 am

        Ha Ha, trump isn’t bigoted that is a joke. The two republican candidates spent all their time attacking each other about who is more loyal to trump. Neither one spoke about policies.

        Doesn’t matter who won, either one is going to lose to Stabenow in Nov.

  8. Anonymous August 7, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Hey, how did all those endorsements from born again young communist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez do tonight?

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