Both Democrats and Republicans have been scrambling for months to increase the voter rolls for their respective Parties. But as Eli Stokols with FOX 31 reports, the tides are’a changing:
Although more than 45,000 new registration and registration changes are still pending due to a backlog, Democrats have more than cut the GOP’s overall registration advantage in half, including with those voters who are both active and on the Pemanent Mail-In Voter list.
In early September, Republicans had a 72,585 voter edge in that category – or 4.6 percent.
One month later, that edge has shrunk to 30,347 voters – 1.6 percent overall. [Pols emphasis]
Republicans have held a voter registration advantage over Democrats for years (with “Unaffiliated” voters outnumbering either party), yet they’ve been unable to win a top-ticket race since Bill Owens was voted into a second term as Governor in 2002. If they’ve had this much trouble with a big voter registration advantage…well, that sound you hear is a collective “D’oh!” from Republican leaders across the state.