Voter Registration Could Be Key To Obama In 2012

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The number of registered Democrats has fallen in key states carried by President Barack Obama in 2008 in what could be an early warning sign for his re-election campaign.

Democrats fared well among an estimated 15 million new voters in 2008, and party registrations soared prior to the 2008 election. But Democratic registrations have declined since the last presidential contest in states like Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Iowa and Nevada -- all important to Obama's re-election.

Obama faces the challenge of re-igniting his supporters while several states with Republican governors have tried to reduce the number of early voting days and required photo IDs to vote. Democrats say the proposals are aimed at disenfranchising poor and minority voters.

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  • by Doc Wood on May 31, 2011 at 03:30 PM
    All he'll need is another group like Acorn to pad the vote
  • by Doc Wood on May 31, 2011 at 03:30 PM
    All he'll need is another group like Acorn to pad the vote
  • by whatever on May 30, 2011 at 01:07 PM
    This is why there are alternative news sites. You can read about Diebold machine programming and the rigging of elections while the mainstream media gets all giddy about election day. Lots of red white & blue but no truth about the real process. Remember "if you didn't vote you have no right to complain!" More American stupidity.
  • by Tom Location: COS on May 30, 2011 at 01:06 PM
    I only have one word - "Unaffliliated"
  • by Jay Location: Springs on May 30, 2011 at 12:47 PM
    Janet, you are an idiot!
  • by Anonymous Location: colorado springs on May 30, 2011 at 12:32 PM
    I agree with you marsha all you need is a birth certificate and social security card and you can go down to your dmv and get a state id. This has nothing to do with race, national origin, or income bracket. I agree that voters should provide a photo i.d when voting and when registering to vote. Sorry Obama the American People are tired of your lies and empty promises. Not to mention your socialist beliefs.
  • by Anonymous on May 30, 2011 at 12:21 PM
    Oprah's gone but we have this in her place.
  • by sade Location: colorado springs on May 30, 2011 at 11:47 AM
    he still has not proven citizenship and didn't do anything he said he would. I will never vote again Dem or another one of him.
  • by Janet Location: Colorado on May 30, 2011 at 10:30 AM
    History has shown that Repulicans will do ANYTHING to rig and election!
  • by Kerning Location: CS on May 30, 2011 at 10:21 AM
    Presidents who cannot prove citizenship shouldn't be president. I'm putting my faith in kerning and Jerome Corsi.
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