On February 29th 2016 we made the following prediction.
In 2008 slightly less than 22 million voted in the Republican primary. In 2012 just over 19 million voted in the primary. We predict 29.5 million will vote in the republican primary election:
The 29,528,228 estimation in the 2016 Republican process was massive by comparison to 2008 (21.9 million), and 2012 (19.2 million).
The “smart-set” (specifically ’12 Romney Campaign Mgr. Stuart Stevens) said we were nuts. That would be 10 million more votes than voted in 2012 when the entire GOP electorate was, according to Stuart Stevens, exceptionally motivated. There’s no way you’ll get to 29.5 million primary votes they said….
♦Well, as of 5:30am today: 30,261,999 people voted in the republican primary.
In addition, back in February, we predicted 28,450,721 Democrat primary voters for 2016. (There were 38.1 million Democrat primary votes in 2008)….
♦Well, again as of 5:30am today: there were 28,269,195 Democrat primary voters.
Looks like the misfits outsmarted the smart set.