Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Positive signs for GOP in OH, FL, CO voter turnout

I'm getting a variety of reports on voter turnout around the country, and there are some positive indicators for Romney...

First, a "shot and chaser" update about turnout in Ohio showing positive signs for the GOP. :)

Quick update – turnout is up in GOP Geauga County, Ohio where McCain won with 57% of the vote and down in Athens County, the home of Ohio University and where Obama won with 67% in 2008. Early vote in Geauga? 125% of 2008. Athens? Down 10% from 2008.

SHOT: GOP county turnout up

·         Plain Dealer: Geauga election chief predicts 80 percent voter turnout today
·         Geauga County early vote was 125% more than 2008 early vote
·         McCain won Geauga County with 57% and Bush got 60% in ‘04

CHASER: Dem county turnout down

·         WOUB: Athens County Election Officials: Morning Voter Turn Out Low
·         Athens County early vote was 10% less than 2008 early vote
·         Obama won Athens County with 67%




Democrats: 653,450 (34%)
Republicans: 688,303 (36%)
Unaffiliated: 547,437 (29%)


No way to tell for sure yet which way the unaffiliated voters leaned, but considering the polls around the country have all showed a major advantage for Romney among independents, these numbers are very positive. 

Republicans traditionally perform better on election day too, so these numbers indicate that Colorado is, in fact, in play for Romney.



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