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MSNBC’s Kornacki: GOP Trounced Democrats in Texas Primary Voting

Democrats were hoping for a wave to sweep over the traditionally red state, but Republicans broke a record for turnout.

By NTK Staff | 03.07.2018 @10:39am

MSNBC host Steve Kornacki analyzed the results of the Texas primary Wednesday morning, and they’re not looking good for Democrats. Although they saw a significant surge in turnout, Democrats still faced a huge deficit in total ballots cast when compared to Republicans.

According to Kornacki, 1,537,868 Republicans showed up to the polls or mailed in ballots, while only 1,017,150 Democrats cast votes. “You had 1.5 million Republican ballots. That’s the most in primary history in Texas,” he said.

However, the host said that Democrats are “in better shape” than Republican wave years in 2014 and 2010, but they are short of the Democratic wave year of 2006.

Kornacki also noted the significance of the Texas 7th Congressional District Primary, pointing out that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee went in hard against left-wing candidate Laura Moser. But Moser still forced a runoff, coming in second with 24 percent of the vote. “Looks like clear signs of a backlash there,” he said.

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