Dems sign up more voters than GOP in Sept. in Nevada

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    Dems sign up more voters than GOP in Sept. in Nevada

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democrats have widened their lead in the voter registration game in Nevada, one of a handful of swing states and a frequent stop for both presidential candidates and their surrogates.

    Democratic registrations more than doubled Republican registrations in September, according to numbers released this week by Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller. Democrats signed on 30,377 active voters, while Republicans registered 14,532.

    Nevada's six electoral votes are a hot prize for President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, who visit or send a representative almost daily.

    Obama arrived Sunday for three days of rehearsal for Wednesday's debate with Romney in Denver. He also gave a speech Sunday at a Las Vegas high school and invited superstar Mexican rock band Maná, a nod to the area's powerful Hispanic vote. Romney's wife Ann spoke in Reno on Thursday and in the Las Vegas suburb of Henderson on Monday. Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio is in Henderson on Tuesday, and first lady Michelle Obama is coming to Reno Wednesday.

    Democrats have the upper hand on total registration. Of Nevada's 1,187,238 active registered voters, 41.6 percent, or 493,606, are Democrats. Republicans account for 422,045 active registered voters, or 35.6 percent, and non-partisans account for 202,181 voters, or 17 percent.

    The state doesn't reliably vote Democrat or Republican, but it has sided with the winner in every election since 1980.

    At the close of voter registration in 2008, when Nevada picked President Barack Obama, active registration numbers looked similar to today's: Slightly fewer — 40.9 percent — were Democrat. Republicans accounted for 35.7 percent, virtually the same proportion as today, while a smaller portion — 15 percent — registered as nonpartisan.

    Get-out-the-vote efforts were in full swing in September, with about 623,000 eligible Nevadans still unregistered. The office of Miller — Nevada's top elections official — has been pushing the state's new online voter registration option through radio and TV, including a commercial featuring Las Vegas burlesque dancer and reality TV star Holly Madison.

    Time is short for both parties to rally their voter base. Online and mail-in voter registration is open through Saturday, while Oct. 16 is the deadline to register to vote in person at a county clerk or registrar's office.
  2. D's have twice as many voters registered in Sept

    41 % D's
    35 % R's

    Facts like that have to be heartbreaking for the skewed polled crowd :(
  3. jem


    a 15,000 person difference compared to the millions of voters the dems have lost since 2008?
  4. Overall current registrations

    41 % D's
    35 % R's
  5. jem


    For one month in Nevada?
  6. Lucrum


  7. Read the article,that's total registration jem
  8. jem


    registrations suck for Dems so far... vs 2008... including nevada...

    The biggest decline among registered voters within the surveyed swing states was in Florida. Between January and July this year, the state added 224,750 voters – 82,638 fewer than the same period in 2008. A similar comparison of the first seven months of 2012 and 2008 shows a dip in voter registrations of 25,486 in Iowa, 23,009 in Virginia, 19,199 in Nevada and 9,566 in Colorado.

    The declines look particularly dramatic on the Democratic side, largely as a reflection of how well the Obama campaign did in mobilising new voters in its first run on the presidency in 2008. This year it has clearly struggled to repeat the performance.

    In Iowa, Democrats registered 69,301 voters between January and August 2008, but over the same period this year the party’s voter roll dropped by more than 45,000 as a result of the voting rolls being purged. Republicans in Iowa by contrast held relatively steady – they put on 7,515 voters in the first eight months of 2008 and 5,671 this year.

    If previous elections are any indication, however, swing states will see a bump in voter registrations in the final two months before the election. In 2008, Iowa registered 3,232 more Democratic voters in September and 7,076 in October. A spike was also felt in Nevada, where Democrats registered 32,729 voters in September and 26,550 voters in October.

    In 2008, Obama’s Florida registration efforts played a crucial role in securing him the state, and with it the presidency. That year, the Democrats registered a thumping 196,490 voters while Republicans signed up just 54,394.

    Yet in 2012, Democrats have only mustered about a quarter of their huge successes last time round: 50,909 voters. Republicans have also held steady in this state with 56,154 new registrants this year compared to 54,394 in 2008.

    Voting rights experts in Florida blame the overall slump in registrations this year – with 82,638 fewer voters being registered between January and July than in the same period in 2008 – on a spate of aggressive legislation coming out of the Republican-controlled state assembly. The laws, which included threats of criminal prosecution for volunteers should they not follow the rules by the letter, had such a chilling effect that many non-partisan organisations suspended their voter registration operations entirely.

    The League of Women Voters of Florida stopped registration drives for more than a year, u


  9. D's have twice as many voters registered in Sept

    41 % D's
    35 % R's


    Somebodys desperate alright but its not the side with those numbers
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    #10     Oct 2, 2012