Registration Totals

The Board of Elections has posted final voter registration tallies. Overall, Democrats gained about 8,000 voters, and Republicans lost about 6,000, since 2006. There are also 7,000 more blanks.

That's good news for Massa, but with overall registration still favoring Republicans by about 50,000 voters, his task is still pretty similar to 2006: convincing Republicans.

Thanks to Sean Carroll for pointing this out. Also, note that the BOE is reporting "active" and "inactive" numbers in '08, but not in '06. I used the "inactive" number for an apples-to-apples comparison.


Just voted - I usually vote after work, but decided to "beat the rush" today. Not a ton of people there and I was in and out quickly.

It was comforting to see our reliable yet old fashioned voting machines are still in place.

The good news is that at least so far my hand hasn't fallen off after I voted for Massa.

Elmer: That takes a little while as you have to let the rot set in.

Not sure where you live, but I can tell you that I have voted for Randy in at least the last 10 elections.

There comes a time when you have to be more than just a Republican in name.

Oh, and I am happy to report that my vote has canceled you out; that my family (3 Republicans, 2 Independents) have voted for Randy.

Oh and my family has canceled Rotten's vote out too.


Not quite sure on the mechanics of vote cancellation. Is there some vote cancellation lever you pull to get that to happen?

On our machines, we didn't have Kuhl and Massa listed. It was listed as "Rottenchester" and "Frankly My Dear".

Up here we have "Real American" and "Fake American". :)

Mine were labeled "arugula-eater" and "guy you'd like to have a beer with."

Nope, just have to outnumber you.

We have that covered.