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Voter registration data; or, HERE IS YOUR HOPE, YOU FOOLS!

September 4, 2008, 3:17 pm

UPDATED by Eric to say: See the information in tabular form here.

Eric’s comment got me thinking about the effect new voter registration would have on the upcoming election. I looked high and low for some hard numbers but found none. So, being the “citizen journalist” I am, I scoured the internet and crunched them myself.

All the information comes from the states themselves. I’ve noted the period of time the numbers cover (as the data varies between states) as well as any circumstances preventing me from drawing firm conclusions. If you’re able to locate any of the data that eluded me, drop a note in the comments and I’ll add it to the list.

If you don’t feel like digging through the numbers, here’s the short answer: if I were a Republican, I’d be very, very worried.

(Title updated to reflect the awesomeness of information contain within the post.)

(Many silent updates, but I thought I’d note this one: Alaska’s the first and, so far, only state in which mores Republican have registered than Democrats.)

Alabama: [not broken down by party affiliation]
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Alaska: Alaska: 2,836 Republicans, 2,628 Democrats, 6,825 Independents (no aff.
& all other)
From March 4 to September 4
Src: March 4, September 4

Arizona: 32,141 Republicans, 68,480 Democrats, 4,359 Other
From January 1 to September 2
Src: January 1, September 2

Arkansas: [not broken down by party affiliation]
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California: 46,497 Republicans, 417,793 Democrats, 117,313 Independents
From January to May 19
Src: January 1, May 19

Colorado: 13,352 Republicans, 66,516 Democrats, 23,437 Independents
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Connecticut: [can only locate 2007 data]
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Delaware: 676 Republican, 4,428 Democrats, 2,200 Independents
From July 1 to September 1
Src: July 1, September 1

Florida: 77,196 Republican, 209,422 Democrat, 26,100 Independents
From January to June
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Georgia: [broken down by race not party affiliation]
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Hawaii: [can’t locate]
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Idaho: [not broken down by party affiliation]
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Illinois: [can’t locate]
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Indiana: [not broken down by party affiliation]
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Iowa: 7,515 Republicans, 69,301 Democrats, -62,922 Independents
From January to August
Src: January, August

Kentucky: [wants money]
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Louisiana: [page won’t load—likely underwater]
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Maine: [last updated November 2006]
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Maryland: 4,260 Republicans, 12,338 Democrats, 5,544 Independents
From January to July
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Massachussetts: [only January data]
Src: January

Michigan: [not broken down by party affiliation]
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Minnesota: [not broken down by party affiliation]
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Mississippi: [can’t locate]
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Missouri: [not broken down by party affiliation]
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Montana: [paged won’t load—I blame moose]
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Nebraska: [can’t locate]
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Nevada: 1,230 Republicans, 51,457 Democrats, 7,550 Independents
From January to August
Src: January, August

New Hampshire: -1,285 Republicans, 1,188 Democrats, 269 Independents
From June 12 to August 18
Src: June 12, August 18

New Jersey: [can’t locate]
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New Mexico: [only has May data]
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New York: -1,526 Republicans, 102,559 Democrats, -164 Blanks
From November 1 to March 1
Src: November 1, March 1

North Carolina: 20,363 Republicans, 171,955 Democrats, 123,605 Unaffiliated
From January 5 to August 30
Src: January 5, August 30

North Dakota: [the only state without voter registration]
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Ohio: [not released]
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Oklahoma: [only has January data]
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Oregon: -13,349 Republicans, 122,518 Democrats
From January to July
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Pennsylvania: 289 Republicans, 98,137 Democrats, 15,907 Independents (no aff. & all other)
From April 17 to August 25
Src: April 17, August 25

Rhode Island: [can’t locate]
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South Carolina: [not broken down by party affiliation]
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South Dakota: [only contains bulk data for 2008]
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Tennessee: [not broken down by party affiliation]
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Texas: [not broken down by party affiliation]

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Utah: [not broken down by party affiliation]
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Vermont: [not broken down by party affiliation]
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Virginia: [not broken down by party affiliation]
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Washington: [not broken down by party affiliation]
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West Virginia: [only have April data]
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Wisconsin: [can’t locate]
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Wyoming: 1,390 Republicans, 3,409 Democrats, 5,892 Independents
From January to August 16
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