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Obama prospects might hinge on voter registration
AJC ^ | May 30, 2011 | KEN THOMAS AP

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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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; voterfraud; voterid; voterregistration

1 posted on 05/30/2011 11:20:33 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

code for open up the fraud-gates


2 posted on 05/30/2011 11:22:15 AM PDT by evad (Obama needs to show us his green card)
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To: evad

Voter FRAUD


3 posted on 05/30/2011 11:23:27 AM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: barmag25

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.


4 posted on 05/30/2011 11:24:25 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: barmag25

As Bill Cunnigham would say “Vote early and vote often”


5 posted on 05/30/2011 11:24:37 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

Time for immigraton reform


6 posted on 05/30/2011 11:24:40 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: barmag25
Let's see if I can condense the article,

"We NEED fraud people, hit the streets."

7 posted on 05/30/2011 11:27:47 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: barmag25
This could be serious.The Dems might even be compelled to count the cemeteries TWICE next year.
9 posted on 05/30/2011 11:29:02 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: barmag25
Ubama wants you to have a mandatory ID to go on the Interwebs, but not to vote.

No agenda there.

10 posted on 05/30/2011 11:30:40 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: barmag25

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!


11 posted on 05/30/2011 11:31:26 AM PDT by unkus
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To: evad

zer0 is 1 and done


12 posted on 05/30/2011 11:32:45 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: barmag25

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.


13 posted on 05/30/2011 11:38:04 AM PDT by harmonium
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To: harmonium

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.


14 posted on 05/30/2011 11:42:42 AM PDT by princeofdarkness (The Obama Administration is circling the wagons. But the Truth Indians are using flaming arrows.)
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To: barmag25

-—ACORN-—UNIONs-—MEXICANs-—BLACKs-—GAYs-—


15 posted on 05/30/2011 11:47:39 AM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: barmag25

This time around they are going to have to vote at least 3 times.


16 posted on 05/30/2011 11:50:24 AM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: unkus
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!

I give it ZERO odds.

17 posted on 05/30/2011 11:52:19 AM PDT by Digger (would have fought on the souths side.)
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To: barmag25

Do you feel energized for more Hope ‘n’ Change?

No?


18 posted on 05/30/2011 12:07:36 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bamanomics: Trickle Up Poverty.)
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To: barmag25

If RATS couldn’t cheat, they would lose 75% of all elections. “Senator” Al Franken?


19 posted on 05/30/2011 12:24:25 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: barmag25

“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.


20 posted on 05/30/2011 12:32:26 PM PDT by dajeeps
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To: barmag25
...a surge in registration that may be difficult to replicate next year.

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...

21 posted on 05/30/2011 12:34:19 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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RATSignal
22 posted on 05/30/2011 12:35:41 PM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: barmag25
As one who conducts political surveys with registered voter throughout Kalifornia, I've been highly suspect of alot of fraud commited amongst the younger Dim party registrants. Usually in the high population urban areas.

I could go on forever about this, etc.

23 posted on 05/30/2011 1:13:26 PM PDT by Studebaker Hawk (It's said these geeks are a dime-a-dozen. I'm looking for the man with the dimes. Freddy Blassie)
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To: barmag25

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.


24 posted on 05/30/2011 1:26:39 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: barmag25

You mean the illegals who got Reid the victory last year were registered??


25 posted on 05/30/2011 1:47:37 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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