Even when people were cautiously optimistic they still voiced concerns.
Per Pew research overall Democrats have seen the largest increase in voter turnout since 2014. Bad news is despite the surge 9 out of 10 battleground states have larger GOP vote totals. Dems are kicking ass in Iowa (b/c of the tariffs). #MeetThePress #SundayMorning #BlueWave2018 pic.twitter.com/DHyabvMGVE
— 🌷Deb 💫 (@Dee_NY45) August 5, 2018
“In 2018, no other place better exemplifies the dangerous voter apathy that Malcolm warned against than Detroit. A majority black and largest Democratic base in the state, the city remains notorious for low voter turnout in elections.”https://t.co/aCGH1fJWh7
— BANKOLE THOMPSON (@BankoleDetNews) August 6, 2018
The troglodyte wave is, in fact, the most likely scenario for 2018.
The “blue wave” is likely to be lost in apathy, “I’m not getting what I want,” and poor voter turnout.
If we do nothing else,LET’S GET PEOPLE VOTING. https://t.co/LGCegRdCnZ
— Marjie (@Marjieal) August 5, 2018
We have to get voter turnout & everybody singing from the same sheet of music in 2018 & 2020. Our checks & balances don’t work when the GOP is in the majority.
— Phyllis Buerstatte (@Clownfeet53) August 5, 2018
And the Pew Research Center made a point about who votes and who does not. While Gen-X, Millennials and post-Millennials—those younger than 54 in 2018—now make up the majority of eligible voters, they fail to vote in midterm elections.
Generation X, Millennials and the post-Millennial generation make up a clear majority of voting-eligible adults in the United States, but if past midterm election turnout patterns hold true, they are unlikely to cast the majority of votes this November. https://t.co/aJcyT5k4oC pic.twitter.com/oukAbVbaJh
— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) July 31, 2018
While these state primary numbers suggest Democratic enthusiasm runs high right now, the real test occurs on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Will Democrats show up or stay home?
If you plan to vote in November or by absentee ballot, but do not know your voter registration status, you can check here through HeadCount, a non-partisan organization that works with musicians to promote participation in democracy through voter registration.