Total number of votes cast
Dem Primary (1/26): 530,322 (54.5%)
GOP Primary (1/19): 442,918 (45.5%)
87404 more voters went to the polls in the Democratic Primary than GOP primary. Yes, it was raining and cold on the 19th. It was overcast and cold on the 26th as well. In fact, as Dan and I walked to our polling place, it was sprinkling and windy and made my eyes water.
2004 Dem primary: 280000
Using the total number of votes in both primaries, here are some figures calculated by xark and rounded:
Percentage of total votes in both primaries:
Another fun figure:
If you take the top two vote-getters in each primary, Obama and Clinton for Dems and McCain and Huckabee for GOP, the Dems got 44% of the total number of votes cast, compared to 28% for the Republicans. Interesting, if nothing else.