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Iowa Dem voter registration advantage after 08 Caucuses gone
Radio Iowa ^ | April 2, 2012 | O.Kay Henderson

Posted on 04/03/2012 6:09:13 AM PDT by iowamark

Democrats racked up a sizable voter registration advantage in Iowa on January 3, 2008. (Democrats gained 60,000 new registrants that night.) It’s the night Iowa Democrats set a record in Caucus participation, the night Barack Obama won the Iowa Caucuses. Republicans have been gaining in party registration and the latest voter registration data shows there are a few thousand more registered Republican voters in Iowa (actual number is 611,990) than registered Democrats (actual number is 607,999).

However, 678,704 Iowans have registered as “no party” voters (independents).

Iowa’s new secretary of state sent a tweet about the registration numbers today. The Iowa GOP issued a news release, which you can read below:

"Voter registration numbers from the Iowa Secretary of State today show that, for the first time in years, there are more Republicans in Iowa than Democrats.

Iowa GOP Chairman A.J. Spiker stated:

“The failed policies of the Obama presidency and the Obama Democrats have opened the eyes of many voters to the benefits of the Republican Party ideals of lower taxes, less government intrusion, and the protection of individual liberty. More than 1 in 10 Democrats have fled the Iowa Democrat Party since Barack Obama was elected President, and today for the first time in years, there are more registered Republicans than Democrats. Iowa Republicans will continue to work hard to promote the ideals of less government and more freedom and earn the support of even more Iowans this November.”

Voter registration totals announced today were: • Registered Iowa Republicans: 611,990 • Registered Iowa Democrats: 607,999"


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
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Des Moines Register: Iowa GOP voter registration surpasses Democrats

Iowa SoS voter registration data.

1 posted on 04/03/2012 6:09:23 AM PDT by iowamark
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Iowa Republicans Surpass Democrats in Voter Registration
...May 2006 was the last month where Iowa Republicans held a statewide voter registration edge over Democrats. As voters turned against the Bush White House, Iowa Democrats built a significant advantage during the lead-up and immediate aftermath of the 2008 presidential election. Their margin topped at more than 111,000 in March 2009.

During the next 13 months, Iowa Democrats’ edge remained above 100,000. Republicans saw significant gains in June 2010, due in large part to Terry Branstad’s reemergence on the political scene and his hotly contested gubernatorial primary with Bob Vander Plaats. The June 2010 numbers showed Republicans trailing Democrats by 93,461. By July 1, 2010, the margin dropped to only 46,104...

2 posted on 04/03/2012 6:15:00 AM PDT by iowamark (The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves)
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To: iowamark

BIG DEAL...The “New” voters were ALL PaulTARDS!


3 posted on 04/03/2012 6:19:53 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

>>>BIG DEAL...The “New” voters were ALL PaulTARDS!

+1. And we got a State Central committee with Paulistinians who are trying to pack the delegates to District & the State convention with their fellow travelers on the PaulTrain... The Establishment Party and their minions in the Establishment Media are making something out of nothing here.


4 posted on 04/03/2012 6:24:51 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: iowamark

40 state sweep for Mittens


5 posted on 04/03/2012 6:31:25 AM PDT by Mustang Driver
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