1.7 million Floridians participated in the Democratic primary today, even though it wasn't a close contest, there was almost no advertising, and there were no delegates at stake. This is just shy of the turnout in the GOP primary, which was close, had tons of advertising, and did involve delegates. It was more than double the turnout in 2004. Hillary Clinton raked in more of these "meaningless" votes than John McCain did.
Okay, so there were no delegates at stake. But this means something. Democratic voters are really, really motivated this year.
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