Monday, November 05, 2012

State GOP: Early and absentee voting way down in Chicago

Although his numbers contradict those reported by the Chicago Sun-Times, the state GOP says there is bad news for the Democrats in Chicago.

From the Weekly Standard:
The Illinois Republican party claims early and absentee voting has precipitously fallen since the 2008 presidential election.

According to the numbers, at this point in 2008, there were 260,376 early voters and 304,290 absentee voters. Now, the party maintains, there are 195,064 early voters and 46,232 absentee voters. That's a loss of 57 percent of voters, since the last election.
"Chicago is the heart and soul of the Democratic Party," says Illinois Republican party chair Pat Brady. "You can't get much more solid blue than Chicago and of course it's the President's home base - literally. If voter participation in the President's home base is down 57% from four years ago, the President is in serous trouble nationally."
And what about Illinois?

Related post:

Can Romney win Illinois?

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