If anyone still doubts that people care about their democracy, the reports from caucuses around the state should convince them otherwise. The Washington Democratic Party is estimating as much as double the turnout as in 2004. Click here for the caucus results.
My husband and I were Obama precinct captains for Torvanger precinct which, with three other precincts, met at Sakai. We were told our precinct had 89 caucusers in 2004. Today there were 252. All told there were close to 1000 people at Sakai, which completely overwhelmed our resources. We ran out of sign in sheets (not to mention Obama stickers) and the entryway was a huge bottleneck until almost 2 p.m. The Seattle Times blog had a report from Sakai this afternoon which was fairly critical about the location and other details. (more…)