Team Trump May Have Its Work Cut Out for It!

Barb Wire

In December 2007 the early signs of a wave of new voters coming to the caucuses for Barack Obama were seen when Democrats set their all-time caucus attendance record.

Back then, 8 of the 39 counties in Iowa that had at least 3,000 registered Democrats saw voter registration increases from the previous December.

This year, there is a lot of talk of a wave of new voters coming to shatter the all-time Republican caucus attendance record.

However, of the 62 counties in Iowa that have at least 3,000 registered Republicans, only 3 of them have more Republicans now than last January. And two of them, Linn and Hamilton, have only increased by a COMBINED 327 total voters.

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Translation: Team Trump better have the best GOTV caucus night operation known to man.

Translation #2: Prior to 2008 Iowa Caucuses, 21% of Democrat counties saw an increase in voters. Prior to 2016 Iowa Caucuses only 4% of Republican counties have.

 

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Steve Deace
Steve Deace is one of the "Heavy Hundred" talk show hosts in America according Talkers Magazine. His influence in the first in the nation Iowa Caucuses has been profiled in much of the national media, and he's also a columnist for The Washington Times. His new book, out now and endorsed by a who's who of conservative leaders, is titled Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again.

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