Democrats across the country were getting a collective thrill up their leg about the coming “blue wave” that was about to break over Texas. Some early-voting numbers had Dems all excited.
And then the election happened. And it’s true that a political party set a Texas record yesterday for the number of voters going to the polls in a primary. Just one teensy little problem for Texas Dems: it was the Republican party. Democrats turned out in solid-but-not-record-breaking numbers. Overall, Republicans swamped Dem turnout by about half-a-million votes. Republican votes cast beat Dem votes by a ratio of 60/40.
On today’s Morning Joe, after election maven Steve Kornacki broke the bad news, Joe Scarborough had to concede:
“Looks like a lot of those reports about a big ‘blue wave’ coming in Texas: once again, overhyped.”