February 19th, 2008

Apollo 4 on column of fire

Voting ratio

For the Wisconsin primary I calculate, given ‘79% of precincts reporting’, that Democratic attendance is about 2.7 times that of ‘Republicans’.

I suppose one could point out that the ‘Republican’ contest is already essentially over and so people don’t bother to show up; and also you might have crossovers with bad intent. So maybe the advantage is ‘really’ only about the 1.7 to 1 that Rachel Maddow calculated a couple of weeks ago for all states that had held primaries or caucuses for both parties, up until that time.