Massive voter outreach effort in final weeks lead to historic victory in Iowa
Des Moines – The number of registered Democrats in Iowa once again exceeds the total number of registered Republicans, according to the latest figures provided by the Secretary of State’s website.
Following the October figures which saw Democrats close a 10,000 voter gap down to just over 1400, the Iowa Democratic Party now leads the Republican Party by approximately 5000 voters after adding an additional 12,733 active voters to their rolls during the month of November.
As of December 1, there are now 640,776 active Democrats compared to 636,315 active Republicans. No Party voters still lead with a total of 722,348 active voters.
The targeted push to register new voters across the state is considered the reason Iowa had a record number of voters turn out in 2012. As noted by the Quad City Times today, Iowa was an anomaly in the November presidential election with a higher turnout when most of the nation saw total votes decline from previous presidential years.
“The fact that we were able to register nearly 30,000 voters inside of two months speaks to the tremendous organization we put in place this election,” said Sue Dvorsky, Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party. “While we are very proud of the extraordinary work our staff and volunteers did this cycle, these numbers also show what we have been saying for months: this election was going to come down to which party’s message most closely aligned with the values and priorities of Iowa’s many independent voters.”
Active Rep: 622,176
Active Dem: 611,284
Active NP: 675,171
Active Rep: 629,443
Active Dem: 628,043
Active NP: 694,558
Active Republicans: 636,315
Active Democrats: 640,776
Active No Party: 722,348
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