from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The number of people who participate in a particular event or activity.
- noun A number of things produced; output.
- noun The act or an instance of turning out.
- noun A labor strike.
- noun A laborer on strike.
- noun An outfit or array of equipment, especially that worn by a fire fighter.
- noun An outfit of a carriage with its horse or horses; equipage.
- noun A railroad siding.
- noun A widening in a highway to allow vehicles to pass or park.
- noun The rotation of a dancer's legs from the hip sockets.
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- noun US a place to
pulloff a road
- noun rail transport a place where moveable
railsallow a train to switch tracks; a set of points
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But blacks midterm turnout is also traditionally low compared to white and older voters.
Given that ballots are due on May 22, the turnout is already relatively high for a House race.
This kind of turnout is just an unbelievable thing.
Other speakers echoed Mandel's sentiment that Ehrlich could win if Democratic turnout is low and the Republican succeeds in energizing his voters.
Gallup's polling has been pretty bearish on Dem prospects for quite some time, and reports from all over are indicating that turnout is pretty robust.
Democrat votes outnumber Repub by about 2.5: 1 (so far) so it seems probable that R turnout is at least as high as D turnout, if not higher.
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As in every runoff election, it all comes down to which campaign does the better job of persuading its supporters to get out and vote again (in runoff elections, voter turnout is generally about 50 percent of what it was in the first election).
Matt Barreto, who does the LatinoDecisions tracking poll, told me that Latino turnout is running higher than expected and going even more to the Democrats than it did in 2008, when it was key for Barack Obama.