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THE PLANK FEBRUARY 12, 2008

"come Unto Me," Ctd.

A propos of Eve's earlier post on red-state Virginia's tendency to tease Dems into thinking it might one day turn blue, the turnout numbers today are (as they've been elsewhere throughout the primaries) rather eye-popping.

Specifically, with 99 percent counted, there were over 960,000 Virginians who cast votes in the Democratic primary, versus just 478,000 who offered a GOP preference--a two-to-one margin. Barack Obama alone won 140,000 more votes than all the Republicans combined. This seems to me to be a significant development, though I'd be curious to hear the thoughts of those more expert in the political intricacies of the Commonwealth. (virginiacentrist?)

--Christopher Orr

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