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Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Not Coming Out in Big Numbers


Over in Ohio, Third Base Politics sends word that the Board of Elections director says Cuyahoga County — the one that includes Cleveland — is on pace for 430,000 out of about 978,000 registered voters, roughly 43 percent turnout.

For perspective, the county made up almost all of Obama’s margin of victory in Ohio in 2008. Obama won 458,422 votes in this county in 2008, and beat McCain by 258,542 votes; Obama’s margin in Ohio was 262,224.

Democrats Ted Strickland and Lee Fisher needed big margins out of Cleveland, and so far, it’s not coming together for them.

UPDATE: The prediction is now revised downward: 410,000.

Tags: Lee Fisher , Ted Strickland


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