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Thu Sep 20, 2012, 10:33 PM

Conservative groups reaching new levels of sophistication in mobilizing voters

By Peter Wallsten and Tom Hamburger
Thursday, September 20

... The conservative groups “are fully funded and ready for hand-to-hand combat,” said Steve Rosenthal, a longtime Democratic organizer.

Rosenthal co-founded the Atlas Project, which is tracking voter statistics and other data to help guide Democratic groups as they design precinct-level voter-outreach strategies. He describes the Obama operation as “second to none,” but in reviewing data in recent weeks, he has grown alarmed by what he views as a successful, years-long campaign on the right that could alter the electoral landscape.

In Florida, for example, Republican legislation, since overturned in the courts, effectively dampened pro-Democratic voter registration efforts during critical months in 2011 and 2012, resulting in registration gains for Republicans in the crucial Tampa Bay area since the 2008 election.

In Ohio, the evangelical group behind a successful anti-same-sex-marriage amendment that helped mobilize conservative voters in 2004 says it has a network of 10,000 churches and a database of millions of rural voters who will be targeted with in-person visits and voter guides ...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/decision2012/conservative-groups-reaching-new-levels-of-sophistication-in-mobilizing-voters/2012/09/20/3c3cd8e8-026c-11e2-91e7-2962c74e7738_story.html

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 10:36 PM

1. There are more dems than repigs.

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Response to JRLeft (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 10:50 PM

2. Well, I live in a very blue town. But the numbers don't always add up right:

my precinct should also be very blue, since Ds outnumber Rs 3:2 in the precinct -- but the Rs always carry my precinct

Turn-out matters a lot

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Thu Sep 20, 2012, 11:21 PM

3. CHURCHES?? WTF? I thought that churches got to sponge off us but can't be political? nt

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