Wednesday, November 08, 2006

"Dems win in turnout"

Voter turnout was more than 40 percent this year, slightly higher than in the last midterm election, according to the nonpartisan Center for the Study of the American Electorate at American University.

A preliminary analysis showed turnout down in some states and up in others — notably up in Virginia, where it appeared a higher number voted than in any midterm in the state's history, said Curtis Gans, director of the center.

It also was a big turnout success for Democrats. They drew more voters than Republicans for the first time in a midterm election since 1990, Gans said Wednesday.
Keith Goodman:
So much for the vaunted microtargeting-driven 72-hour plan. I'll be posting data on why it didn't (or why it did work, but wasn't enough) over the next few months as it becomes available.

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