MDP Chair Lavora Barnes Statement on Historic Michigan Democratic Primary Turnout

LANSING– The Michigan Democratic Party released the following statement on behalf of Chair Lavora Barnes on the Democratic primary turnout explosion. In total, over 1.5 million Michiganders voted in the Michigan Democratic primary, setting a record for voter turnout.

“Last night, Michigan saw a turnout explosion, setting a record for votes cast in a Michigan Democratic primary and increasing turnout by over 28.8% over 2016. From his attacks on health care and access to clean water to his failure to grow manufacturing jobs in our state, Donald Trump has broken promise after promise to Michigan and yesterday, Democratic voters showed they’re ready to hold him accountable for that fact.

“I’m so proud of the dozens of Michigan Democratic Party organizers who have been working since 2017 in communities throughout our state to get out the vote, playing a critical role in this historic turnout. With the statewide, grassroots organization we’ve built, I know we’re ready to turn every corner of Michigan blue this November.”

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