North Carolina Democrats have lost nearly 40,000 registered voters, between the ages of 18-25, since 2008. It’s been universally accepted that demographic voted overwhelming for BarryO, and was they key to his victory over John McCain. Before the NCGOP gets too excited about this development, they need to think about a few things:
- North Carolina has a lot of college campuses.
- The study references numbers from four years ago.
- Out of state students come to North Carolina for 2-4 years, typically, then go elsewhere.
- In 2008, the BarryO campaign had massive voter registration drives on college campuses. McCain did not even have a NC office or staff.
Anyway. The voter registration drives will be back. They’ll get their numbers back up in time for November. The numbers were up earlier last time around because there was a Democrat primary for governor AND president.