Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:01 PM
Liberal_in_LA (41,063 posts)
Ohio early voting turnout in 2012 up big time over 2008
Ohio early voting stats
The Franklin County Board of Elections reported that 1,396 voters cast ballots in person compared to 725 four years ago, an increase of 92.5 percent.
In Lucas County, home to the City of Toledo and Chrysler/Jeep, the metro newspaper reported that of the 928 voters, 696 were Democrats, 40 were Republicans.
Dayton's daily newspaper reported that in Montgomery County, home to the City of Dayton, had 695 voters while rural, Republican Champaign County had just 88 early voters. In Butler County, another Republican stronghold in southwestern Ohio, 540 voters cast ballots. Clark County, which has been a battleground for Republicans and Democrats, had a higher first-day voter turnout of 380, a figure larger than counties like Warren and Greene, which had 282 and 354 respectively.
The Akron Beacon Journal reported that 1,035 people voted early in Summit County, a number more than twice the 458 people who cast absentee ballots on the first day of early voting in 2008. About 75 voters had to stand in the rain outside the board Tuesday.
In Hamilton County, the metro newspaper reported that within the first hour, nearly 100 people voted at the elections board’s Downtown office. By the time the office closed at 5 p.m., the paper said, the total had risen to 816, about 27 percent higher than 2008’s 644.
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Response to ananda (Reply #1)
Wed Oct 3, 2012, 04:35 PM
bigdarryl (12,733 posts)
3. We have to be very careful making that assumption
remember we all though all the voting in Wisconsin favored the democrats much to our amaze the rethugs had a better ground game