Vote Suppression Fail

Despite GOP efforts to make voting extra hard, it looks like we exceeded 2008 turn-out by 2 votes!

4 Responses to Vote Suppression Fail

  1. xteeth November 29, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    merely that it wasn’t a complete success from their point of view. I haven’t been able to find out the details about the voter id certificates. Thankfully, the voter id law will be the first thing that is overturned in the new house, as promised here. Did anyone notice the long lines waiting as people filled out the form? No? I thought not.

  2. pberch November 30, 2012 at 6:57 am #

    What we can say is – despite the most massive GOTV effort ever, turnout  in 2012 matched the turnout in 2008.

    What we can say is that since there was significant (reported) new registrations ( same day) – the number of already-registered voters necessarily dropped in 2012 from 2008, for whatever reasons.

    What we cannot say is what the turnout would have been without the Voter Photo ID law.

    • Lucy Weber December 1, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

      may have been in part due to the purging of the voter rolls, which is done every ten years.  Theoretically, only those who have not voted are dropped, but I had complaint from a constituent who says he has voted consistently over the years, and he had to re-register.

  3. Ray Buckley December 5, 2012 at 10:46 pm #

    Party Registrations

    October 15, 2012
    Dems:          224,915
    GOP:           258,714
    Und.:          307,805
    Total:         791,434

    November 6, 2012
    Dems:          250,358 (gain of 25,443)
    GOP:           274,675 (gain of 14,961)
    Und.:          381,924 (gain of 74,119)
    Total:         905,957 (gain of 114,523)

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