Democrats Pleased with Turnout

A statement from the Mississippi Democratic Party said it believes the turnout in Tuesday's primary means party nominees can expect strong support in November.

“Democrats are poised for success this fall,” said Wayne Dowdy, party chairman. “If you don’t believe it, just look at what happened on Tuesday in Mississippi. Look at the numbers. Talk to the people. Democrats have the momentum and we will win in November.”

Initial projections were that a low voter turnout was expected for
Democratic and Republican primaries. But the Democrats say the unofficial election returns show more than 400,000 voters participated in the Democratic Party primary alone, nearly three times more than the prediction of the secretary of state. In Mississippi’s 2004 Democratic presidential primary, 74,928 people cast ballots.

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