Massachusetts Secretary of State Says 20,000 Dems Have Fled The Party Amid Trump Surge

Boston Herald-

The primary reason?Secretary of State William Galvin said his “guess” is simple: “The Trump phenomenon,” a reference to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, who polls show enjoying a massive lead over rivals Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and others among Massachusetts Republican voters.

“The tenor of the Republican campaign has been completely different from what we’ve seen in prior Republican presidential campaigns,” Galvin said. “You have to look no farther than the viewership for some of the televised debates.

“The New York Times referred to the campaign as crude; I suppose that’s fair,” added Galvin, a Democrat. “The fact of the matter is the tenor has been very different this time. And that has an effect. People are interested. It’s exciting.”

Galvin said the state could see as many as 700,000 voting in tomorrow’s Republican primary, a significant number given just 468,000 people are actually registered Republicans. In Massachusetts. unenrolled — otherwise known as independent — voters can cast a ballot in the primary of any party.



20 Comments on Massachusetts Secretary of State Says 20,000 Dems Have Fled The Party Amid Trump Surge

  1. One theory floated is that they are stacking the primary for someone they can get a “deal” with, rather than a hardcore conservative like Cruz or a possibly attractive moderate like Rubio. Hillary needs all the electioneering help she can get. Just a thought.

  2. Meanwhile the GOP doesn’t know whether to shit or wind a wristwatch over Trump’s popularity, so lemme ask this question: Remember when the GOP asked Trump to make a commitment to run as a Republican when they didn´t think he had a chance and Trump said “I am totally committed to the Republican Party”?
    Now that he is trouncing the boiler-plate candidates and the fair-haired boy with penis-envy, where is the commitment from the GOP to Trump? Hmmmm?

  3. The reality is that we can’t do any worse than what we have had for the last 30 years. Trump or Cruz, after those two we know we have trouble. Cruz may not be electable even though he might be the most capable. Trump might be our best hope. Too bad here in Washington State we can only be a spectator, all you primary states get all the fun.

  4. I can’t wait until CT — I have a life-long friend who voted twice for obama and is now all-in for Killery. I haven’t seen any polling for CT.

  5. I wish I had a nickel for every democrat I’ve talked to down here that re-registered as a republican to vote for Trump in the primary because they believe he can’t beat Hillary

  6. This is how we got stuck with Romney.
    We need to storm the GOP with torches and pitchforks and demand an end to these open primaries.
    Now everyone, take serious note of the crickets chirping in the Trump camp about this problem. Just as when Romney was benefiting form it.
    Meanwhile, as the Democrats are picking our candidate, just as last time, a bunch of center-left Republicans are hollering to the rooftops about how we have to unite behind the guy.
    just like we did Romney.
    History may not repeat, but it sure does tend to rhyme.

  7. At the end of the day who really gives a shit what he is? Is he going to steal his fortune like all of the rest of the scumbags? I doubt he wants any more.

    Is he going there to destroy our country in order to fulfill some twisted lifelong mission ? I doubt that as well.

    Is he a career criminal? No.

    Is his desire at this point in his life to enter politics at 69 years old and ruin the nation that has given him so much opportunity and reward? Knowing that he is leaving his sons and daughter and grandkids that same world? I seriously doubt that.

    Is his mission to turn his entire legacy, one that is a singular and synonymous word/brand, that translates to wealth and success?? I don’t see him intentionally turning “Trump” into “Shit” in the history books.

    He may be many things but I doubt he hates America. I know odinga does and Hitlery is an evil whore. I will breathe a bit easier when we see him build a cabinet with people like Allen West, Jeff Sessions, maybe the rumored Gingrinch, Ben Carson, Sheriff Dave Clark, and others like that. And I believe the mature and grateful business tycoons that built fortunes in this country and appreciate what America is supposed to be will help him address the economic cesspool we have become.

    If odinga didn’t start WW3, the Mohammeden Manchurian, I am confident Trump won’t either. I am giving him the benefit of all my doubt. The rest assure our demise… with him there is a glimmer of hope. Fuck the old “R” and “D” con job crime syndicates.

  8. “… you just want to be on the side that’s winning. ” – Bob Dylan, Like A Rolling Stone

    Democrats voting for Trump is a very good thing. Tip those scales away from the communists who wait to sink America. Good on them.

    Think I’ll go have a talk with my democrat neighbors down the road soon, and see if they will tell me who they are voting for. Or voted for. Tomorrow is Super Tuesday here. Maybe I should buy a couple Trump hats to bring and give to them.

  9. One way to help change the direction of things toward the better is to offer constructive feedback/ideas/thoughts. I have seen a lot of rock throwing from you, but that is about it.

  10. The media pundits are still scratching their balls over Trumps win in Nevada and S. Carolina. How could Trump receive more votes than Rubio and Cruz combined? Simple, Rubio and Cruz are fighting over a 12in. pizza, while Trump is campaigning for a 24in. pizza.

    In 2014 only about 1/3 of Republicans came out for Mittens, the 12in pizza. But Trump is going after those that sat out AND disgruntled Dems and Independents. The two Cubans can keep the Mittens vote.

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