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Strong Turnout by Dems in Illinois Could Spell Trouble for GOP 

Strong Turnout by Dems in Illinois Could Spell Trouble for GOP 
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By    |   Wednesday, 21 March 2018 01:06 PM EDT

The strong turnout by Democrats in the Illinois primary should prove to be a warning sign for Republicans looking to keep their Senate and House majorities, The Washington Times is reporting.

John Couvillon, president of JMC Analytic and Polling said the contests in Illinois showed a much higher degree of enthusiasm from Democrats "than was present in the primaries for the 2010 and 2014 midterm elections."

Couvillon said 64 percent of voters picked the Democrats' ballot in Illinois's open primary system, compared to 56 percent in 2010, according to the Times. He noted there was a drop-off of Republican ballots this year compared to 2014.

He said the primary results, combined with legislative victories by the Democrats and the upset in the special congressional election in Pennsylvania last week "all point towards an unfavorable election cycle for the GOP this November."

And Vox reported the strong turnout by Democrats in the primary is a sign of a steady Democratic wave building in the fall.

And it noted the turnout by Democrats was substantially higher than the past few midterm election cycles while more GOP voters did not cast their ballots.

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The strong turnout by Democrats in the Illinois primary should prove to be a warning sign for Republicans looking to keep their Senate and House majorities.
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2018-06-21
Wednesday, 21 March 2018 01:06 PM
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