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Democrats Outpace Republicans in Primary Turnout!
For Immediate Release
June 8, 2016
Contact: Erik Taylor (714) 634-3367
Orange County, CA-- For the first time in recent history, more Democrats voted in an Orange County primary than Republicans! The surge in voter registration this spring culminated in a record turnout for Democrats.
Henry Vandermeir, Chair of the Democratic Party of Orange County, issued the following statement:
"We have been asking Democrats that, regardless of which Presidential candidate they support, to vote down the ticket for local Democratic candidates as we try to increase our presence in this county. Democrats heard us and the results were even better than we expected.
We are especially proud that Santa Ana Councilmember Michele Martinez has forced an unexpected November election for Board of Supervisor District 1 - the first time since 2004. We put a lot of effort into that race and Michele is a great candidate, but the truth is, Donald Trump has proven to be our best marketing tool.
He's insulted pretty much every constituency which helped increase turnout for Democrats across Orange County.
The difference between the two parties has never been clearer than in this election. On a daily basis, Trump spotlights the difference in our policies and priorities. I think that's what is resonating with the people of Orange County. They understand just how dangerous and divisive Trump's candidacy really is.
Although we celebrated our accomplishments last night, it's time to head back to work for November."
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