With no Obama on the ballot, Democrats have seen a significant shrink in the number of people showing up to vote so far.
The liberal Huffington Post is sounding the alarm:
Democrats Should Be Very Nervous About Their Terrible Turnout Numbers
Hillary Clinton had a great night on Saturday. The Democratic Party had a terrible one.
Clinton trounced Sen. Bernie Sanders by nearly 3-to-1 in the South Carolina primary, winning every single county in the state. The thumping followed a convincing Clinton victory in the Nevada caucuses less than a week earlier, and sets the stage for a strong showing for Clinton on Super Tuesday, when 11 states are in play.
For the Democratic Party establishment, these wins are being interpreted as a sign that the universe is back in order, after a 74-year-old democratic socialist from Vermont had seemingly knocked everything out of orbit. Party leaders long ago picked Clinton as their standard-bearer for 2016 and worked to clear the field of potential primary challengers. When Sanders began closing on Clinton in national polls and clobbered her in New Hampshire, the establishment bet was starting to look shaky. Had they lost touch with the core concerns of the party’s base? After South Carolina, Sanders’ chances to secure an upset nomination are dwindling.
Exit polling showed that Clinton won every demographic tracked except voters under 30. Even here, she was far more competitive with Sanders than in prior contests, losing just 54 percent to 46 percent. She even won a higher share of the black vote than Barack Obama did in 2008.
But Democratic Party elites shouldn’t be high-fiving each other. They should be very, very worried.
Worried Democrats is good news for America.