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Dear DNC Member,

I hope you had a wonderful Super Tuesday. Please find below our press release on the great turnout we saw from Democrats across the country.
As always, if you have any questions, please reach out to my office. 

Jason Rae
Democratic National Committee


A Very Super Tuesday: Democrats Smash Turnout Records

Across the country, Democratic voters turned out in record numbers to make Donald Trump a one-term president.

As Super Tuesday results poured in last night, Donald Trump had plenty to be nervous about. In every corner of the country, voters flocked to cast their ballots for Democrats, smashing turnout records along the way. See for yourself: 

In Virginia:

  • More than 1.3 million Virginia Democrats voted in this year’s primary, blowing past 2016 (785,190) and 2008 (986,203). That represents an increase of nearly 70% over 2016.

In Maine:

  • Associated Press: “Top election official: Maine turnout ‘heavier than expected’”

  • Bangor Daily News: “Maine poised to beat turnout projections in Tuesday’s presidential primary”

In Colorado:

  • Denver Post: “Participation in the Democratic primary already was nearly five times as high as caucus turnout in 2016, as of late Tuesday.”

  • With 82% of precincts reporting, more than 756,000 Colorado Democrats voted in this year’s primary, compared to fewer than 125,000 in 2016.

In Texas:

In Minnesota:

  • Twin Cities Pioneer Press: “Turnout strong for Minnesota’s first Super Tuesday vote”

    • “Minnesota’s first Super Tuesday primary appears to have accomplished what state lawmakers wanted when they ditched presidential caucuses: more voter participation.”

    • “With 99.7 percent of precincts reporting as of Wednesday morning, nearly 885,000 Minnesotans cast ballots in Tuesday’s presidential primary. In 2016, just 318,000 people participated in caucuses statewide.”

  • Duluth News Tribune: Approximately 82,000 Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party absentee ballots were requested, compared to roughly 12,000 Republican ballots.

In North Carolina:

In California:

  • “Ballot turnouts were running about 40 percent higher than 2016 in Orange County as of Monday, and election officials estimate overall turnout could reach about the mid-60s. Vote-by-mail ballots were on track to beat the 2012 turn-in by 70 percent, Orange County Registrar Neal Kelley said.”

In Tennessee:

  • In a victory for voters, a Tennessee judge ruled in favor of an injunction filed by the Tennessee Democratic Party to extend polling hours following a devastating tornado in Middle Tennessee.

In Utah:

  • Daily Herald: “Utah sees record-breaking turnout during first Super Tuesday presidential primary”

  • More than 175,000 Utah Democrats voted in this year’s primary, more than double the 81,606 who caucused in 2016, and more than the 131,403 who voted in the 2008 primary.

In Massachusetts:

In Alabama:

In Arkansas:

  • More than 230,000 Arkansas Democrats turned out to vote, surpassing turnout in 2016 (221,000).

In Vermont:

  • More than 157,000 Vermont Democrats voted this year, topping 2008 turnout and outpacing 2016 by nearly 23,000 votes.


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