Skip to comments.Obama prospects might hinge on voter registration
Posted on 05/30/2011 11:20:29 AM PDT by barmag25
WASHINGTON In 2008, Barack Obama tapped into a record of nearly 15 million voters who cast ballots for the first time, a surge in registration that may be difficult to replicate next year.
Recent voter registration data show that Democrats have lost ground in key states that Obama carried in 2008, an early warning siren for the president's re-election campaign. While Republican numbers have also dipped in some states, the drop in the Democrats' ranks highlights the importance of the Obama campaign's volunteer base and the challenge they could have of registering new voters.
"When you look back at 2008 there has to be a recognition that it was a historic election, a historic candidate, a historic moment in time and potentially some type of a ceiling I'm not sure there is ever a hard ceiling in terms of voter registration," said Democratic strategist Chris Lehane. He said the political map in 2012 will likely look more like it did going into the close contests of 2000 and 2004, which hinged on swing states like Florida and Ohio, respectively, than in 2008, when Obama won traditionally Republican states like Indiana and North Carolina.
Obama will have to re-ignite the passions of some Democrats who had high hopes going into his presidency and may be ambivalent about him now. Several states with Republican governors have tried to reduce the number of early voting days and required photo IDs, a move that Democrats say will disenfranchise poor and minority voters. Polls have shown some political independents drifting away from Obama since 2008, meaning Democrats need to register and turn out more Hispanic and black voters, college students and women.
While Democratic registrations ballooned prior to the 2008 election, the numbers have declined in several important states, including:
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code for open up the fraud-gates
If the RNC had any balls, it would do its best to challenge suspect registrations in every state where the margin of victory was less than 10%. We’ve seen in places like WI and MN that the Democrats will use every dirty trick in the book to steal an election. Fortunately we saw what happened in WI when we stand up to them.
As Bill Cunnigham would say “Vote early and vote often”
Time for immigraton reform
"We NEED fraud people, hit the streets."
No agenda there.
Without voter fraud on a huge scale, 0bama is toast. The Republicans had better get on this and stamp it out as best they can. I give it 50-50 that they’ll do it. Everyone must keep the pressure on!
zer0 is 1 and done
Democrats don’t see a ceiling for adding voters to the rolls?
If that isn’t an admission of guilt....
Remember, Obama only won by less than a 4% margin, and there’s no chance in hell with his record in the White House that get out the vote drives will save him.
Actually, he won by 7.3 points, 52.9% to 45.6%. But I wouldn’t be surprised if some voter fraud was involved to pad the margin.
This time around they are going to have to vote at least 3 times.
I give it ZERO odds.
Do you feel energized for more Hope ‘n’ Change?
If RATS couldn’t cheat, they would lose 75% of all elections. “Senator” Al Franken?
“the drop in the Democrats’ ranks highlights the importance of the Obama campaign’s volunteer base and the challenge they could have of registering new voters.”
It is pretty tough to hide the volume of manufactured voters that would be required to pull victory out of a landslide loss. So yeah, they do have quite a challenge this time around.
I don't doubt all the little ACORNS (or whatever they call them now) will be out with stacks of registration forms, poring over death notices, watching zombie movies for inspiration, and getting the ballots punched in advance...
I could go on forever about this, etc.
Its gonna get harder and harder to drag those crack ho’s out of the gutter to register this time around. They have wised up that Barry is not going to pay for their crack.
You mean the illegals who got Reid the victory last year were registered??