Another 16,829 mail ballots were processed Friday and registered Republicans made up 46% of them, while 37% were Democratic. Those numbers were 43-38 Republican on Thursday, and 41-39 GOP on Monday. The countywide Republican lead in the total running count is now + 4,755 mail ballots. This clear trend suggests the famous “enthusiam Gap” of 2010 is alive and well. Republicans are more tuned-in and motivated so far in 2012 than Democrats or Independents in SD county. ” Indys” were 14% on Friday, vs. their 24% of local registration.
Mail ballots comprised 60% to 65% of all SD ballots cast in the June 2008 and June 2010 state primaries, so what is going on with the vote-by-mail program in 2012 is crucial.
Republicans are 35.2 % of total SD county registration. That means the GOP is running 7% ahead of their registration in early voting, and gaining steam. Can Tony Krvaric, the RWF and GOP candidates maintain their “Big Mo” into next week? Stay Tuned to SD Rostra for the answer. (*RWF = Republican Women Federated).
…..THANKS TO S.D. REGISTRAR OF VOTERS OFFICE
SD Rostra readers can follow these intriguing developments in Real Time thanks to the San Diego County Registrar of Voters office. You might think Public Access to Public information is an Obvious idea … but it is Not! We are fortunate that Deborah Seiler and her staff believe San Diegans have a right to know what’s happening. This refreshing attitude should be applauded!
…..COMPOSITION OF THE ‘ Minor Party’ VOTE
Who are those guys? The bulk are members of the American Independent Party (4,201) , followed by Libertarians (707), Greens (385), and Peace & Freedom (135).