(FL) Researcher: Long lines at polls caused 49,000 not to vote

Posted in the Minneapolis Forum


Minneapolis, MN

#1 Dec 31, 2012
(FL) Researcher: Long lines at polls caused 49,000 not to vote

Source: Orlando Sentinel

Like Jordan, as many as 49,000 people across Central Florida were discouraged from voting because of long lines on Election Day, according to a researcher at Ohio State University who analyzed election data compiled by the Orlando Sentinel.

About 30,000 of those discouraged voters most of them in Orange and Osceola counties likely would have backed Democratic President Barack Obama, according to Theodore Allen, an associate professor of industrial engineering at OSU.

About 19,000 voters would have likely backed Republican Mitt Romney, Allen said.

This suggests that Obama's margin over Romney in Florida could have been roughly 11,000 votes higher than it was, based just on Central Florida results. Obama carried the state by 74,309 votes out of more than 8.4 million cast.

Read more: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/...

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Minneapolis Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Ebola Spreads to Texas 1 hr LIbEralS 27
Global warming 'undeniable,' scientists say (Jul '10) 1 hr harmonious 32,804
Writer finds no mention of Christ in 126 histor... 2 hr Sangelia 8
St. Paul schools fall short on state proficienc... 3 hr LIbEralS 2
Mid Term elections 3 hr Zoey Jaja 9
Drop one word....add one word game 3 hr Doug77 133
al freakin tax cheater 3 hr cantmakeitup 3
Minneapolis Dating
Find my Match

Minneapolis Jobs

Minneapolis People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Minneapolis News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Minneapolis

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]