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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Indiana's Incredible Shrinking Voter List

It's VERY interesting to note that these are the very same strong Obama counties who's results we're all awaiting this evening. . .

From Black Box Voting:

In April 2008 when Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita announced the release of "record high" voter registration rolls, with 4.3 million voters set to vote in the Tuesday May 6 primary, he didn't mention that a whopping 1,134,427 voter registrations have been cancelled.

Now, the voter rolls are supposed to be tidied up prior to each election. Indiana's last general election was in Nov. 2006, and they have had a slew of special and general elections since then. So how have 1.1 million voters -- 26 percent of the current statewide list -- escaped the voter registration cleanup squad? Who are these million voters and where do they come from?

One quarter-million of them come from just two northwestern Indiana counties: Lake and Porter. Lake County reports purging 137,164 voters and neighboring Porter County cancelled out 124,958 voters.

Lake County, the home of Gary, Indiana, has spawned the Jackson Five and a great old musical (The Music Man) and has been referred to as "the second most liberal county in America." Lake County also has one of the heaviest concentrations of African-American voters that you'll find anywhere in the USA.

Nearby Porter County, the home of Valparaiso, is 95% white and went solidly for Bush in the 2004 election. It's also got a lot of college students.

For whatever reason, these two counties had ... what ... massive data entry problems? Exceptionally messy records? Lots of dead people who climbed back into their graves? I truly hope we aren't going to see a lot of disappointed voters on Tuesday, when they perhaps learn that they were among the lucky million people who got purged.


Lake 137,164 48% (Gary)
Porter 124,958 115% (Valparaiso)
Marion 68,120 10% (Indianapolis)
Monroe 66,009 85% (Bloomington)
Tippecanoe 53,456 58%
Madison 42,952 47% (Anderson)
Hamilton 42,325 26%

Here's a picture map with the numbers and percentages for the whole state:

Read more on this HERE. . .

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Blogger Dusty said...

John, this shit makes me insane. I hate it as much as I hate Bush.

title="comment permalink">May 06, 2008 11:07 PM  
Blogger Sewmouse said...

Lake and Porter, huh? Coincidentally the 2 closest to Chicago? Quite the "Coincidence", huh???

title="comment permalink">May 07, 2008 9:38 AM  
Blogger Robert Rouse said...

Obama beat Hillary by over 9000 votes in Allen County.

title="comment permalink">May 07, 2008 3:09 PM  
Blogger Dusty said...

Is the IN tally final yet Robert?

She was down to a mere two percent lead last time I looked :)

title="comment permalink">May 07, 2008 3:24 PM  

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