Skip to comments.Experts confounded: Turnout higher in Ohio in 2004
Posted on 11/07/2008 10:03:13 AM PST by gotribe
Despite a record number of registered voters this year, intense interest in the presidential election and the historic outcome, Ohio's voter turnout was lower Tuesday than in 2004, unofficial statistics show.
Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner is reporting 67 percent turnout, compared with 72 percent in 2004. She had been predicting 80 percent turnout this time.
The percentage could increase as provisional ballots, overseas ballots and other outstanding votes are included during the official canvass in the coming weeks.
But overall turnout still is expected to be lower than in 2004, leaving experts at a loss to explain it -- especially because the number of registered voters increased by 319,000 from four years ago.
"That's rather puzzling, given the activity level," said Paul Beck, a political-science professor at Ohio State University.
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Maybe because Acorn the SoS got a little more exposure than they were counting on this election. Damn, what’s the world coming to when you can’t even count on the dead to show up at an election!
Or someone dumped a lot of republican votes....
Bull. The numbers reported by Ohio bear no relation in fact to the actual votes cast. Can you say Fraud?
McCain supressed the vote.
A-C-O-R-N was his nam-oooo!!!
Duh, this isn’t hard to figure out. They are talking percentages.
It is becuase they had a zillion new (fraudulent) voter registrations.
60% of a zillion is more than 67% of 5 million.
A half-elf priest must have slain most of the Obama Zombie voters.
“Or someone dumped a lot of republican votes....”
“McCain supressed the vote.”
Yes and Yes.
Hmmmm, did someone say “acorn”?
I’ve been saying all along...the problem with absentee voting is “chucking” registered republican ballots.
That’s my guess...
I think we need to come to terms with the reality, which isn’t a bad thing for Conservatism in general. McCain is no conservative as we all know. Most of the votes he got were from a base that loved his VP but had to hold their noses to vote for him. There were enough conservatives that held to their principles and stayed away. McCain got 7-8 million votes less than Bush got in 2004. Had those folks turned out for him he might have actually won.
It’s awful that we have President Obambi. But it’s clear we need a Reagan, and nothing less that a Reagan, combined with a slate of Congress people to rival 1994, that will make us unstoppable. Can we get that done???
“I’m perplexed,” said Herb Asher, professor emeritus of political science at Ohio State University.”
The nitwits that ACORN sign up are too lazy or just don’t care enough to actually go vote.
About 10% of the populace didn't bother to show up and vote because they didn't like either candidate. ACORN's phantom voters probably made up for 6%, but there was no one to cover the last 4%.
Don't worry Ohio, with 4 years of The One and ACORN on the job, your voter totals will skyrocket to here before unseen levels!
When the stock market crashed,
Franklin Roosevelt got on the television
and didnt just talk about
the princes of greed, he said,
Look, heres what happened."
-Slow Joe Biden
Maybe they lost a bunch of votes.
What the hell do you mean source?? Use your damned head.
Not enough dead people?.............
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