PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Trump and Clinton seem ready for victory but the enemy of the political establishment is creeping into the picture.
Tomorrow, the voters will speak in the Pennsylvania and Delaware primaries. How many? That’s a big question that brings worry to political operatives.
In less than 24 hours, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton stand ready for victory in Pennsylvania and Delaware but there is a deep mystery out there. The enemy of political operatives, political bosses, and sometimes even pollsters will rear its powerful presence.
Usually primary elections get pathetic turnouts in the neighborhood of 16 to 28 percent, but this year the presidential races will mean a much higher turnout—maybe in the 40 percent range or even more. That means the higher the turnout, the less power the political elite, ward leaders, county chairpersons, organized labor, and lobbying groups may have.
That could resonate in races like the Democratic Senate Race between between Katie McGinty, Joe Sestak and John Fetterman or the very hot Democrat attorney general race between John Morganelli, Josh Shapiro and Stephen Zappala.
Usually the lower the turnout means an election that is easier to control. In this case the wild white house battles may change all that.