It’s almost as if House Republicans prefer to be in the minority.

In what would be a turnout election, it seems the GOP powers in Lansing did little to attempt to win the special elections in House Districts 13 and 25 Tuesday.

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According to analysis provided to The Midwesterner, less than 10 percent — 8.9 percent to be exact — of known Republican voters turned out to support Ron Singer. Just 10.1 percent of Democrats cast ballots for Mai Xiong, who won roughly 65 percent of the vote.

The story was similar in District 25. Republican Josh Powell won about 40 percent of the vote and just 10.4 percent of Republican voters turned out. Meanwhile, about 13.6 percent of known Democrat voters turned out to vote for Peter Herzberg.

Because Republican voters stayed home, Democrats will soon be able to resume passing one of the most radical progressive agendas in recent history. The House has been at a virtual standstill since they lost the majority late last year when former state Rep. Lori Stone was elected mayor of Warren and former state Rep. Kevin Coleman was elected mayor of Westland.

It appears Republicans did little to rally their voters to win the seats and thus, the majority.

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In the final days leading up to Tuesday, House Republican Leader Matt Hall — who would likely have been speaker if Republicans had won — was visiting the southern border with Senate Republican Leader Aric Nesbitt:

He never even acknowledged the election on social media.

Michigan Republican Party chairman Pete Hoekstra did bring attention to the election, but he attended fundraisers and other party events in the lead up to Election Day.