Remember, a larger voter turnout is always better for the Democrats than it is for the Republicans.
Courtesy of Fortune:
Voter turnout in the 2018 midterms looks set to smash records.
With Election Day still five days away (That’s actually three days now.), the number of voters taking the opportunity to cast their ballot early in Texas has already topped the Lone Star state’s entire 2014 turnout.
A further 19 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have also outperformed their 2014 early voting turnout, according to political scientist Michael P. McDonald of the University of Florida in Gainesville.
As of late Wednesday, McDonald’s United States Elections Project estimates that 25.5 million Americans had cast early votes.
“What we’re seeing is very high levels of engagement on both sides in the competitive elections for governor and Senate,” McDonald told the Washington Post.
In states with prominent Senate or gubernatorial races, McDonald’s research has discovered that both national parties seem to be succeeding in turning out voters. Among lower-key elections, however, participation seems to be slightly higher among registered Democrats, which McDonald suggests could be a consequence of voters channeling discontent with national politics into their local races.
I am going to predict that the number of Democratic voters is larger than this McDonald fellow is predicting.
I think this is more evidence that the blue wave is still coming.