Cuyahoga County vote tanking?
posted at 7:31 pm on November 6, 2012 by Ed Morrissey
Third Base Politics reports that this key Ohio county for Democrats (which includes Cleveland) has seen a dramatic dropoff in voting from 2008:
Data from the Secretary of State showed 253,000 early votes already cast in Cuyahoga County.
23% of in-person voting using total registered Cuyahoga County voters from 2008 would be 255,595 votes for a total of around 508,000 votes.
In 2008, Cuyahoga ended up casting a little more than 678,000 votes.
That means that as of 5:00pm, Cuyahoga County is approximately 170,000 votes short of its 2008 total.
Here’s the link to the Cleveland Plain Dealer site. TBP adds that voting looks significantly increased in Cuyahoga’s suburbs — a very good sign for Romney. The CPD’s quote from the county’s spokesman: “We’re not seeing excessive numbers.”