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Mon Aug 15, 2022, 02:09 PM

GOP cheered abortion ruling. Democrats responded by voting.

OLYMPIA ó When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in late June, it delivered a long-sought political victory for Republicans. It also generated a swell of electoral optimism for Democrats.

In the Aug. 2 election, an unexpected surge of ballots cast by voters who typically sit out primaries pushed turnout to higher than predicted levels across Snohomish and Island counties. They showed up because of the decision and mostly cast ballots for Democrat candidates, said members of both parties who had reviewed results.

Republican strategists didnít anticipate the magnitude of Democrat enthusiasm. As a result GOP candidates never swayed from talking about public safety and the rising cost of living, subjects the partyís polling showed voters to be most concerned about. But those polls came before the controversial high court ruling.

Now, the GOP is scouring data and conducting surveys to discern what to expect in Novemberís general election when the party still hopes to gain seats in the state Legislature.


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Reply GOP cheered abortion ruling. Democrats responded by voting. (Original post)
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Phoenix61 Aug 15 #1

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Mon Aug 15, 2022, 03:42 PM

1. They should expect a bunch of pissed off women

and their allies voting them out of office. The election wasnít stolen but a womanís right to govern her own body sure as hell was.

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