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February 27, 2018

Abbott Has a Dire Warning About Democratic Turnout in 2018 Primaries

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott warned supporters in a fundraising email Monday about Democrats’ turnout for the March primary, which he says should “shock every conservative to their core.”

So far, more Democrats have voted early than Republicans, Dallas News reports.

Through Sunday in the 15 Texas counties with the most registered voters, 135,070 people had voted in the Republican primary and 151,236 in the Democratic. Compared to the first six days of early voting in 2014, Democratic turnout increased 69 percent, while Republicans saw a 20 percent increase.

The Democrats even surpassed their early voting totals from the 2016 primary — a presidential election year. (DallasNews.com)

“I’ll be blunt: Democrat voter turnout is surging statewide during Early Voting,” Abbott says in the email. “We’ve seen a surge of liberal enthusiasm in deep red states like Georgia, Alabama, and Oklahoma,” it continues. “We had always hoped the liberal wave would never hit Texas, but these Early Voting returns aren’t encouraging so far.”

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