Ohio Data: Turnout Up In Red Counties; Down In Blue
On CNN, the correspondent with the Obama campaign reported that Team Obama is telling her that they see nothing in the Ohio turnout that looks any different from what they expected -- in other words, the polls were correct.
Take that for what it's worth.
Below is some information from a GOP source; actual data. It doesn't tell us everything but it does tell us something.
I am watching the Twitternets where I follow even more left-wing media types than my fellow Righties. If there's actual data showing Obama counties experience some kind of turnout surge, I haven't seen it, but I will report it if I do.
Quick update – turnout is up in GOP Geauga County, Ohio where McCain won with 57% of the vote and down in Athens County, the home of Ohio University and where Obama won with 67% in 2008. Early vote in Geauga? 125% of 2008. Athens? Down 10% from 2008.
SHOT: GOP county turnout up
ADDED from a GOP source:
Butler County (outside Cincinnati) where McCain won with 61% and Bush with 66%. Early voting was also good for Romney at 121% of 2008.
· Early voting was 121% of 2008
· McCain got 61 percent, Bush 66%
That's the data to wrap some context around this news report:
In Butler County, voters were out at polling spots before the doors opened, said Jocelyn Bucaro, deputy director of the Butler County Board of Elections.
Bucaro said there was a 30-minute line at the board of elections office, located at 1802 Princeton Road.
“We had lines at most polling locations at 6:30 a.m.,” she said. “Lines have quieted down and there’s a steady stream.”
Bucaro said she anticipates a total of 175,000 voters in Butler County casting a ballot this presidential election through absentee and in-person voting. She said a total of 46,387 absentee ballots have been cast in the county.