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Dem2

(8,168 posts)
Wed Feb 12, 2020, 12:12 PM Feb 2020

NH primary has record turnout!

With 96% of precincts reporting, I just calculated NH total primary votes to be 293,550. This total will increase as the final votes trickle in.

This beats the previous record which was Obama vs. Hillary in 2008 with 288,672 votes cast.

2016 was 254,776.

Edit: note this is "record Democratic turnout" just to be clear.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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NH primary has record turnout! (Original Post) Dem2 Feb 2020 OP
Good to hear. We need the enthusiasm. n/t Laelth Feb 2020 #1
Kicked and recommended. Uncle Joe Feb 2020 #2
Very encouraging!!! Tiggeroshii Feb 2020 #3
don't tell me, let me guess lapfog_1 Feb 2020 #4
In comparison matt819 Feb 2020 #5
In 2016 New Hampshire had a highly competitive republican primary, this year it didn't.... George II Feb 2020 #6
Except Republicans weren't able to vote yesterday in Democratic Primary. Ace Rothstein Feb 2020 #8
Excellent sarge43 Feb 2020 #7
 

Laelth

(32,017 posts)
1. Good to hear. We need the enthusiasm. n/t
Wed Feb 12, 2020, 12:14 PM
Feb 2020

-Laelth

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Uncle Joe

(59,148 posts)
2. Kicked and recommended.
Wed Feb 12, 2020, 12:15 PM
Feb 2020

Thanks for the thread Dem.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

lapfog_1

(29,413 posts)
4. don't tell me, let me guess
Wed Feb 12, 2020, 12:23 PM
Feb 2020

A large number of these Democrats were same day or recently declared "Democrats"

If I were to vote in a presidential
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matt819

(10,749 posts)
5. In comparison
Wed Feb 12, 2020, 12:35 PM
Feb 2020

The Democratic vote in NH 2016 was 348,526, so the turnout yesterday is a pretty high percentage of overall turnout for the generatl election. How many more Democrats will turn out for the general this year. Also, in 2016 the votes for the remaining candidates was about 50,000.

Sadly, Hillary only barely carried NH in 2016. Maybe this year will change that.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

George II

(67,782 posts)
6. In 2016 New Hampshire had a highly competitive republican primary, this year it didn't....
Wed Feb 12, 2020, 12:50 PM
Feb 2020

....one wonders how many in the turnout yesterday were republicans.

2016 - total turnout 388,000
2020 - total turnout 435,000

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Ace Rothstein

(3,241 posts)
8. Except Republicans weren't able to vote yesterday in Democratic Primary.
Wed Feb 12, 2020, 12:59 PM
Feb 2020

They would have had to change their registration a while back. Undeclared votes could have voted in the Democratic Primary but from what I've seen, their percentages aligned pretty much with how Democrats voted.

Your 2016/2020 numbers are off as well.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Undecided
 

sarge43

(28,968 posts)
7. Excellent
Wed Feb 12, 2020, 12:53 PM
Feb 2020

Well, Graniteheads like to vote. Nothing else to do between foliage and mud seasons.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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