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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Politically Speaking: Iowa Democrats have huge registration lead

Excerpted from this post at Politically Speaking

A year ago tonight, the votes were counted and Barack Obama won the
presidency and Democrats strengthened their holds in the two federal
chambers. Republicans nationally and in Iowa licked their wounds, then
looked ahead. State Rep. Chris Rants, R-Sioux City, showing me a host
of vote totals from various statehouse races on his laptop, pointed to
where some of the statehouse elections could have turned for the GOP
with not too many more votes. Rants said Republicans needed to do the
grunt work of registering more voters to the party, then turning them
out. So are Republicans cutting into the voter registration lead of
Democrats? From the early November voter registration totals from the
Iowa Secretary of State office, Dems still are sitting on a very
substantial lead, one of well over 100,000 people.


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