Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Final Voter Registration Reported: Democrats Close Gap in Late Registration, But Republicans Slightly Ahead

Democrats closed the August vote gap in active voter registration from 110,000 to 40,000 in final pre-election voter registration. Nearly a half a million (460,000) people registered or reactivated to vote in the last two months.

There are 3.644 million registered voters, both active and inactive, which is a new record and exceeds the 2008 total registration by 440,000.

In 2008, the year of Barack Obama’s nine percentage point win in Colorado, Republicans exceeded Democratic registration by 12,000 active voters.  In the big Republican year of 2010, they had a 113,000-vote advantage in Colorado.  The Republicans’ current 40,000-vote advantage in active voters highlights the likely closeness of the race.

The Buzz: Republicans still ahead in voter registration
The Buzz: Democrats winners in late registration, but Republicans still ahead

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