Imagine a world where Donald Trump absolutely obliterates Republican voter turnout this November. Then take a look at North Carolina.
You can go read Bill Busa’s entire analysis of the North Carolina early vote, but that graph says everything you really need to know: only HALF as many Republican voters have voted early right now, compared to this point four years ago. Democrats and independents are slightly up, but as for Republicans, the bottom has fallen out.
Maybe it’s Donald Trump’s assholeness, or Donald Trump’s lack of a field operation, or maybe hating on the LGBTQ community isn’t the big base-mobilizer the GOP thought it would be. Or maybe it’s all of the above. Yeah, it’s probably that, all of the above.
Republicans are panicking as their numbers crater across the board. Hopefully, that chart above is a national harbinger, and not just a localized phenomenon.
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