Tuesday, January 8, 2008

New Hampshire Turnout

Ungodly high, it would appear:

The Secretary of State has predicted a 500k turnout, and three or four campaigns are using this for their turnout model. Last night, talking to some state party officials, they pointed out that 417k people voted in the high-turnout 2006 general election. I am watching MSNBC right now and Chuck Todd semi-predicted even higher. If, as the Union-Leader reported, over 10% of the voters are new-registrants, it could be even higher.

MORE: From Taegan Goddard:

New Hampshire Deputy Secretary of State Dave Scanlan told ABC News that "turnout among primary voters today is 'absolutely huge' -- and there are concerns about running out of ballots in towns like Portsmouth, Keene, Hudson and Pelham."

"The ballot strain seems to be on Democratic ballots, which suggests that the undeclared voters are breaking for the Democratic primary."

EVEN MORE: It's the warmest primary day in New Hampshire in 40 years.

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