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Jealous campaign expects Democrats to make up 57 percent of Maryland voters this year. That's more like a blue ripple than a wave

Jealous campaign expects Democrats to make up 57 percent of Maryland voters this year. That's more like a blue ripple than a wave

For months, Democrat Ben Jealous’ campaign for governor has publicly predicted a “blue wave” of turnout from progressive voters that will sweep Republican Gov. Larry Hogan out of office.

But on a recent media call with reporters, the campaign said its own models indicate that registered Democrats will make up just 57 percent of voters by Election Day. That would be a slight bump from the last gubernatorial election four years ago but hardly a dramatic “wave.”

That’s the same percentage of Democrats that cast ballots when Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley won the office in 2006. But it’s also the same percentage of Democrats who were in the electorate when Republican Gov....

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