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   Democrats Signing Up More New Voters

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10/18/2004 12:00 am

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Yahoo News: Iran

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Entered 10/18/2004, Updated 10/18/2004

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By ROBERT TANNER, AP National Writer The Democrats appear to be gaining the upper hand in the battle to sign up new voters in the all-important swing states, an Associated Press analysis suggests. The AP analysis of the most up-to-date figures from across the country found that, in every state where complete data is available, the Democrats have registered more new voters than Republicans. They have the edge in Arizona, Iowa, New Mexico, Nevada and New Hampshire. Only in Florida is the story different. Registration tallies from more than half the counties show that the Republicans and the Democrats are virtually tied in the race to increase their share of voters in the state that decided the presidential election four years ago. In those counties, the Republicans have signed up just a few thousand more. As for the two other big prizes among the swing states Pennsylvania and Ohio Pennsylvania's numbers are too scant to draw any conclusions, and Ohio does not register voters by party. "We're living politics right now, everywhere you turn," said Kevin Glat, auditor in Burleigh County, N.D. "It was such a close race four years ago that people are finally coming to the realization that every vote does count." Now, the real test is whether the parties can get these newly registered voters to the polls. New voters are often less likely than others to actually cast a ballot.


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