"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice;
But when a wicked man rules, the people groan."
Derek Ryan of Ryan Data and Research has collected some fascinating data about who's actually turned out thus far through early voting, some highlights:
- In past Republican Primaries, through seven days of early voting, 22.5% of the total votes have typically been cast. Based on that percentage, that would mean total turnout this year would surpass 2.3 million (turnout was 1.4M in 2012 and 2008).
- 22.6% of the votes cast during early voting are from voters who have not voted in a Republican Primary between 2008 and 2014. This voting block is almost the same size as voters who have voted in all four of the last four Republican Primaries (24.3%)
Read the full report (through yesterday) below: