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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-08 12:35 PM
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Some New Stats on Voter Registration in Key States (from WaPo):
from WaPo:

In Florida, Democratic registration gains this year are more than double those made by Republicans; in Colorado and Nevada the ratio is 4 to 1, and in North Carolina it is 6 to 1. Even in states with nonpartisan registration, the trend is clear -- of the 310,000 new voters in Virginia, a disproportionate share live in Democratic strongholds.

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In Florida, 800,000 voters have been added to the rolls this year...Democratic rolls were up by 316,000 and GOP rolls by 129,000 this year.

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The ratio is more lopsided in North Carolina, where Democrats have added 208,000 voters this year. The 34,000 voters the Republicans have added lags well behind the 148,000 new independents

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This year, 474,000 Democrats have been added to the rolls in Pennsylvania -- while the GOP rolls have actually lost 38,000 voters.



http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

WAITING TO HEAR STATS FROM OHIO!
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-08 01:02 PM
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1. Huff Po: OH gets 500,000 new voters
Edited on Tue Oct-07-08 01:28 PM by mod mom
Meanwhile in Ohio, a spokesman from Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner's office told the Huffington Post that the state gained nearly 500,000 new voters over the course of the last nine months -- shooting from 7,676,986 voters on December 31 of last year to 8,172,229 as of last night. Ohio doesn't keep track of party or demographic information, but both state parties will surely be crunching the data ahead of "get out the vote" operations in the coming weeks.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/07/swing-state-re...

Compare: 7,972,826 <http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/elections/electResultsMa... > in 2004, but of course rolls need purging to account for those who have moved. Still a gain of ~ 200,000 (and my guess predominately D) would cover the * margin of 118,000 in 2004.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-08 03:43 PM
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2. OH SECRETARY BRUNNER ANNOUNCES SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN VOTER REGISTRATIONS IN 2008
Oct. 7, 2008

For Immediate Release


SECRETARY BRUNNER ANNOUNCES SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN VOTER REGISTRATIONS IN 2008



COLUMBUS, Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner announced Tuesday that Ohios voter registration rolls grew by 665,949 voters in 2008. The deadline for voter registration was Monday, October 6, 2008.

According to the Secretary of States office, there were 7,518,189 active voters on January 1, 2008. After the close of voter registration, there were 8,184,138 active voters. Unlike the simple number of new registered voters, the number of active voters takes into account new registrations, changes in registration, and voters removed from the rolls under Ohio and federal law.

We are already seeing the results of our preparation for November, with absentee voting a success across Ohio and 665,949 active voters added to the rolls. These are Ohioans from every corner of our state who can now take part in our democracy. Ohioans and, indeed the nation, can be confident that our preparation is yielding successful voting administration in 2008, Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner said.

According to Secretary of State records, the following counties showed the largest net gain of voters in 2008:


Rank

County

1/1/2008

10/6/2008

Net Change

1

CUYAHOGA

973,831

1,096,449

122,618

2

FRANKLIN

761,806

829,427

67,621

3

HAMILTON

549,743

596,722

46,979

4

BUTLER

228,384

258,055

29,671

5

SUMMIT

345,340

374,042

28,702

6

MONTGOMERY

354,972

382,842

27,870

7

STARK

243,349

268,518

25,169

8

LUCAS

286,145

310,905

24,760

9

LORAIN

184,296

201,001

16,705

10

CLERMONT

120,200

133,785

13,585



A complete list of changes in voter registration records is attached.

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Media Contacts:
Jeff Ortega, Assistant Director of Communications, Media, 614.466.0473
Kevin Kidder, Media Relations Coordinator, 614.995.2168.
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