Thanks to Donald Trump Republican turnout is breaking records across the country this year.
Meanwhile, Democrat Party turnout has been light.
In Iowa GOP turnout was up 57% while Democrat turnout was down 27%.
GOP Turnout in South Carolina was up 71% compared to 2008.
Democrat turnout on the same day in Nevada was down 32% on Saturday.
The trend continued on Super Tuesday.
Republicans continued to shatter turnout records.
The Washington Times reported:
Republicans continued to shatter turnout records in their presidential primaries and caucuses Tuesday, while Democrats lagged behind in what analysts said was a clear indication of an enthusiasm gap heading into the general election.
Virginia easily broke its GOP record of 664,000 votes from 2000, and was nearing the 1 million mark. That would be four times the turnout in 2012’s Republican primary.
But Democrats in the state were unlikely to touch their record set in 2008’s contentious primary.
In Georgia, results were trickling in more slowly, but projections put the GOP there on pace to top the 900,000-vote record set in the 2012 Republican primary, when favorite son Newt Gingrich was in the race.
All told, about a dozen states held caucuses or primaries on Tuesday, but returns in the rest of them were too preliminary to make projections as of press time — though Tennessee and Texas were also on record paces in early returns.
“We have expanded the Republican Party,” GOP frontrunner Donald Trump said at a post-election press conference Tuesday night. “There’s much less enthusiasm for the Democrats.”