Missouri By Numbers

Posted: October 28, 2008 in 2008 Elections
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According to a press release from Secretary of State Robin Carnahan:

76 – The projected voter turnout rate.
4.2 million – The record number of registered voters in the state.
3.2 million – The number of ballots that will be cast on Election Day, if the 76 percent figure holds.
340,000 – The number of first-time voters in this election.
150,000 – The number of registered 18-24-year-olds who are first-time voters, more than double any other age group.

Missouri could be an extremely close state. President Bush won it by about 199,000 votes in 2004, but given the expected record numbers of African American voters, and that the young voters have been overwhelmingly in favor of Barack Obama, those two voting blocs could potentially tip the state in his favor. Keep this in mind as the returns come in on Tuesday night.


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