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Fivethirtyeight.com Says: On Election Night, Keep An Eye on Georgia

11/03/2008 2:48 PM

This just in from fivethirtyeight.

"If there is one shocker on election night in the presidential race, cast your eyes to Georgia. 1,994,990 people voted early in Georgia. 3,301,875 total voted in Georgia’s presidential race in 2004…

Obama’s skeleton staff of 53 is at least four times bigger than any other Democratic presidential effort in Georgia’s history….With 33 offices and 175 separate staging locations, at least one in every one of Georgia’s 159 counties, Obama’s operation seemed shockingly energetic for a state not on most pundit radars. With roughly 550,000 new voters registered and an exceptionally motivated volunteer base, the infrastructure of the organization was already in place when many organizers were shifted to other states."

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