More women voted Republican than Democratic on Super Tuesday?!! UNPOSSIBLE!

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    This should unnerve the DNC:

    More women voted Republican than Democratic on Super Tuesday
    Democrats are having a turnout problem in their 2016 primaries. Fewer voters came out to participate in Tuesday's Democratic primaries than they did in 2008, when Barack Obama was running against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (who is running again now). Conversely, turnout in many states was vastly higher for Republicans than it was in 2008, demonstrating an enthusiasm gap between the parties.

    And despite the fact that a larger share of Democratic primary voters are women, more women voted in Republican primaries in many of the Super Tuesday states.

    Virginia demonstrated this phenomenon the best, as Republican turnout was up 109 percent compared to 2008, while Democratic turnout was down 14 percent from 2008. This resulted in nearly 482,000 women voting in the Republican primary versus about 444,000 women voting in the Democratic primary.
    Turn out the lights; the Democratic Party's over.
     
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    Nah....
    Republicans, male or female think they actually have a role to play in these primaries.
    The Democrats already know who their candidate is going to be. Their vote is meaningless.
     
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    Too bad primaries are irrelevant. lol.

    Your candidates have already been decided for you. The whole voting thing is the tail wagging the dog.
     
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    Exactly. Nicely put.

    The Democrats are doomed.
     
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    Come November, what exactly is going to be your reaction when the GOP loses a third straight presidential election?
     
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    Regardless of what you think about Clinton, won't it be great to walk down the street on November 9th and see exploded Right-wing heads all over the sidewalk?

    Barring some radical change to the platform, the Republican party is out for the running for at least the next two presidential cycles.
     
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    America has apparently tired of radical change to the platform.
     
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    Yes, that's why Donald Trump is the apparent Republican nominee and why Bernie Sanders is still pulling delegates, despite the full weight of the Democratic party machine against him. Because people are happy with the status quo.

    That's obviously incorrect. Many people want radical change. The Republican idea of radical change is regional, It is not something that will win out nationally.
     
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    After South Carolina the Democratic race was over, so there is less incentive to go out and vote in the primary. The Republican's still had a race going on so of course more people would go out. 2/3rds of the Republican Party still want to stop Trump, so you can expect high turnout through the rest of the Primaries, or at least until Trump gets enough delegates to avoid a contested convention. With the number of people against Trump though it doesn't mean too much for November, likely most of the 2/3rds of the party that doesn't want Trump will stay home, and that could make Clinton competitive in traditionally Republican states.
     
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    Hire some illegals to build a bomb shelter on my compound. Hoard gold. Eat popcorn and enjoy the disaster.
     
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    I got some old Confederate dollars I could sell you. I hear they're going to come back into style any day now.
     
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    Maybe we could set up a GoFundMe to cover your travel expenses to a distant vacation spot where you could do all those things instead of staying here where you'd continue to feel so oppressed. How about someplace on a little island in Indonesia. Pacific tradewinds, sandy beachees.. monthly shipments of popcorn, gently airbrushed films of the disaster back home...
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    It's classic DoD.
     
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    Yep. Party is over libs. Better get used to it. It's been a long and arduous path, but it's finally here. You've lost the women.
     
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    so the Republican Party is going to stop being sexist?
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    The same is true across Europe. Anti establishment candidates have done very well.
     
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    The narrative on the Right has been dumbed waaaay down, so let's get back to some basic logic.

    The number of women who voted Republican and Democratic were similar, but the total number of Democratic primary votes were down, historically. That still means Democrats likely have a substantially higher number of female voters, as compared to Republicans, given the historical lock Democrats tend to have on that voting bloc. Those voters just didn't turn out.

    Two candidates on one side vs five on the other - of course there will be a greater range of opinion on the Republican side. This isn't really a good metric to judge general election turnout. We have to keep in mind that the strongest candidate (Donald Trump) is still only pull about 1/3 of interested Republicans, with very high turnout. Democratic voters may not have a strong preference for one candidate over the other. Maybe they don't think there primary vote won't matter given the momentum and party backing Clinton has. We can't know. Few people tend to vote in primary elections anyway, so yeah, it's a flawed metric to judge a general election by.
     
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    This is such a bull **** statistic. Super Tuesday states were heavily concentrated in the south. Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama. Of course there are going to be more Republican women voting on Super Tuesday - there are more Republicans in those states.

    If Super Tuesday consisted of the northeast, California and Illinois, women Democrats would've outnumbered women Republicans.
     
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    More women who plan on voting Democrat in the presidential election, voted Republican in the primaries.

    Where I am, it was the only way to vote for a slew of other things, like senators and congressmen. I'd rather vote for the lesser of two evils now, and then get my actual pick for the big one.
     

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