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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:53 AM

2012 voter turnout: 13 states exceed 2008



- FiveThirtyEight.com

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:56 AM

1. All battleground states and all but NC won by Obama.

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:43 PM

7. Which totally makes sense.

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Response to WI_DEM (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:36 PM

11. I think the ones highlighted

are "battleground" ones, not the ones with increases, for example, Ohio had a decrease

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 11:58 AM

2. Some of this will change when the outstanding ballots in some of these states get counted.

NY has not counted their Absentee ballots. CA still has plenty to count.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:00 PM

3. Looks like photo ID confusion in some of the states, like PA, did suppress the vote.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:26 PM

4. What were the dynamics behind that huge drop in California?

No hot button propositions?

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:37 PM

5. Is this adjusted for population size? It's overestimating 2012 turnout if not.

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Response to tarheelsunc (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:53 PM

9. It's more simple than that.

It's the total turnout for 2008 v. 2012 (up until Monday, 11/12/12). 2008 had historic turnout and is therefore used as a benchmark.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:41 PM

6. More CO Voters Voted for Pot vs PBO

I know there was a big thread on the youth vote and how wonderful they are, but the one's I've encountered through my son's friends, turned on POTUS in a big way. Mostly male, white, college educated, very very privileged.

The irony is, few have done much with their lives since graduating - yet they condemn our president for not doing every thing he campaigned on in 08.

Music festivals and Burning Man is their priority.

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 12:50 PM

8. NC has had a huge overall population increase

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Response to ffr (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 01:13 PM

10. interesting

there as turnout in all the battleground states

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