Turnout in Alaska and the Nation
Shannon Moore, a Democratic blogger in Alaska, questions official figures that show turnout was down this year in the state. (Hat tip: Andrew Sullivan) This, ...
This, despite record numbers of early voters, the presence of the governor on the national ticket and high-profile races for U.S. Senate and House.
Moore smells a conspiracy. I wonder whether the fact that McCain conceded while Alaska was still voting could have had an impact.
Update: Nate Silver also is skeptical about the voting falloff.
Meanwhile, the Center for the Study of the American Electorate sends out a news release suggesting that nationwide turnout was, in fact, overhyped:
The percentage of Americans who cast ballots for president in this year's presidential election will reach between 126.5 million and 128.5 million when all votes have been counted by early next month.
If this prediction proves accurate, turnout would be at either exactly the same level as in 2004 or, at most, one percentage point higher (or between 60.7 percent and 61.7 percent).
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