Very good turn out stats in Ohio...
November 7, 2006 07:11 PM
...seem to bode well for Republicans. Viking Spirit has the goods:
I was listening to Sean Hannity about twenty minutes ago, and he had Bill Cunningham call in with an Ohio update. Cunningham said he has a source in the Secretary of State's office that said turnout in Cuyahoga County is less than 20%, while turnout in rural counties is 80%.
If Cunningham's correct...this could put Blackwell and DeWine over the top.
UPDATE: A source at the RNC tells me that turnout in inner-city Columbus is lagging behind suburban turnout.
UPDATE 2: I just talked to a source on the ground in Southwest Ohio, and his precinct has turned out 1300 out of 1800 voters so far (72%). If that figure is reflective of the rest of Southwest Ohio (based on my experience today, I believe that to be true), it's going to really help Republicans.
UPDATE 3: I've talked to some more sources on the ground, and I'm hearing that turnout in Warren and Clermont counties is at least 65%.
UPDATE 4: I received an email saying that WEWS news in Cleveland reported that turnout in Cuyahoga County was 13% as of 2 P.M.
As one of the Viking Spirit commenters notes, Bill Cunningham is probably exaggerating. But the rest of the stats still sound good to us.
ALSO: We note that in actual results that are now running on local tv, Republican incumbent Geoff Davis has taken an early lead in KY-04.