Ohio New Voter Registrations Looking Good Too!

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Ohio New Voter Registrations Looking Good Too!

Post by mudwoman » 10-29-2004 01:34 AM

It turns out that well over half of new voters registered in Ohio at last count - about 475,000 of about 830,000 - hail from just eight urban counties: Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Montgomery, Summit, Lucas, Lorain and Stark. They make up nearly 6 percent of the entire 7.8 million-plus statewide electorate, at a time when the latest polls show President Bush and Democrat John Kerry running neck-and-neck.

New registrations are still being counted, and everyone cautions that votes - not registrations - will decide the election. But signs of a heavy surge of new urban voters could add up to immense pull for Democrat-leaning central cities on Election Day [...]

Republicans maintain that new registrations in growing Republican counties will blunt the impact of new urban voters. But among the urban counties thick with new voters, all but two swung to Democrat Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election. Stark and Hamilton counties both went to President Bush in that race, but Democrats in both say the vast majority of new registrations there have been in Democrat-leaning urban precincts.

http://www.cleveland.com/ohio/plaindeal ... 306530.xml


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