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The Secretary of State's Office Released Election Voter Turnout Prediction Numbers

Date: October 28, 2008
By: Laura Nichols
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: The Secretary of State's Office Released Voter Turnout Prediction Numbers for Next Week's Election that are more than 11 percent higher than in 2004.

Laura Nichols has more from the Capitol.

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Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan announced that a record high of 76 percent of Missouri's registered voters are predicted to vote on November 4th.

Missouri Republican Party Spokesperson Tina Hervey said that voter turnout is key to winning the election.

 

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Description: "Voter turnout is not about any fancy act.  It's not about trying to reinvent the wheel.  The American people and Missourians respond to personal contact.  The Obama campaign will join us in the same thing.  It's about picking up the phone and calling.  It's all about knocking on that door."
 
Nearly 150,000 of the first time voters are 18-24 years old. 
 
Missouri Democratic Party Spokesperson Jack Cardetti said there are a lot of young people who want change and are energized for the election.
 
Reporting from the State Capitol, I'm Laura Nichols



Intro: The Missouri Democratic Party said their operations in rural areas will enhance Democratic voter turnout this election.

Laura Nichols has more from the Capitol

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Missouri Press Secretary for Obama for America Justin Hamilton said the Democratic Campaign is doing what it can to get voters to the polls. Hamilton said the campaign has 43 offices across the state and volunteers are knocking on hundreds of doors each weekend. Hamilton said the Obama campaign has the advantage in voter turnout because it has taken great measures to reach out to rural areas across Missouri.
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Description: "We have opened up offices in places that have never seen a presidential campaign in their entire history.  And some of them that haven't seen a presidential campaign the turn of the twentieth century. So you know, we take nothing for granted here."  
 
Missouri Republican Party Spokesperson Tina Hervey said the Obama campaign does not have a rural presence and said that his message does not resonate there.
 
She said that Republicans are also knocking on doors and their message applies to the rural community. 
 
Reporting from the Capitol, I'm Laura Nichols
 


 


Intro: The Missouri Secretary of State announced the voter turnout next week could be 11 percent higher than the 2004 election 

Laura Nichols has more from the Capitol

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Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan predicted that 76 percent of Missouri voters could potentially vote in the 2008 election next week. The prediction sets a record high being 11 percent more than last election, and if met it means more than 3.2 million votes will be cast in the election.
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Description: "People are just interested in this election.  We are going to have change no matter what happens.  And we've had a very spirited and long campaign and there are obviously lots of problems that are facing us as a nation.  And I think people want to have a say in who's going to lead us going forward."
 
Carnahan also said 150,000 of these new voters are between the ages of 18-24. 
 
She said the large volume of young people interested in the election will benefit the future of Missouri and the country.
 
Reporting from the Capitol, I'm Laura Nichols.



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