According to the latest figures, only a pathetic 38 percent of registered voters voted by November 3rd. It is one of the worst voter turnouts in Washington State’s history.
Democrats have been using the low voter turnout as an excuse for their losses, completely ignoring a strong anti-tax message across the state. But, contrary to Democrats’ claims, the low voter turnout only adds to the embarrassment of the Left’s defeats.
KIRO Radio’s Jason Rantz points out that the low voter turn out means the “minority of activist extremists in this state” gained “way more power than they deserve.” The low voter turnout allowed progressives to “pass Move Seattle, an unaccountable $930 million check to Ed Murray to fund bike lanes” and “a minimum wage hike in Tacoma, even though it’s bad for businesses.”
The Left spent a lot of time and money championing a get-out-the-vote effort. Due to those efforts, Democrats succeeded in passing a couple liberal initiatives. However, these victories occurred in just urban areas. The Left, despite all their efforts and all the “activist extremists” votes in liberal cities, utterly failed to appeal to voters at the state level as the passage of Initiative 1366 reveals.
As Rantz explains, even where the Left managed to pass initiatives, it can be fixed. Liberal extremists cannot be allowed to dictate the outcome of elections by so outweighing the composition of who vote.