The media has been pushing the idea that a big blue wave is coming in 2018. They are trying to convince themselves and others that this is true and are hoping it will happen if they just keep saying it. In the Texas primaries, which just happened, liberals in media pointed to early voting which appeared to favor Democrats. When the moment came however, Republicans massively outnumbered Democrats.
The Dallas Morning News reports:
Texas Democrats won the early voting battle, but Republicans won the turnout race
Texas Democrats may have beaten Republicans in the early voting numbers game, but GOP voters usually come out in full force for the primaries — and 2018 was no exception.
Democrats nearly doubled their numbers since the last midterm election, from 560,000 in 2014 to more than one million in Tuesday’s primary. This year, 1.5 million voted in the Republican primary, a slight increase from 2014 when 1.3 million people voted.
Though Republicans warned voters of a blue wave, it’s unlikely Democrats will prevail in November, said Brandon Rottinghaus, a University of Houston political science professor.
Houston Public Media has more:
Blue Wave? Texas Republicans Outvoted Democrats In The 2018 Primaries — Again
Texas Democrats were hoping for a “blue wave” Tuesday night; instead, voters from both parties raced to the polls — and the minority party in the state fell short of the GOP in the vote tally once again.
With 99 percent of precincts reporting Wednesday, Democrats had cast a little more than 1 million votes. Republicans, on the other hand, accounted for 1.5 million votes. Of those, nearly 700,000 came on Election Day.
Democrats may pick up some seats this fall, but probably not in Texas.