Friday, August 31, 2012

Nobody Home in Milwaukee!

Given what we know--and what we suspect--this is really not a surprise.

Sixty percent of Milwaukee’s black voters have disappeared.

Democrats have feared for years that one of the particular challenges of running campaigns in 2012 would be simply locating their voters.  The party’s constituencies (young people, immigrants, minorities) tend to be among the most mobile demographic groups.  And as NPR speculated this week in an analysis of battleground-state foreclosure figures, the housing crisis will likely only have made things more difficult for Democrats looking for their supporters.

...the New Organizing Institute, a Washington-based best-practices lab for lefty field operations, extrapolated that nearly 160,000 African-American voters in Milwaukee were no longer reachable at their last documented address — representing 41 percent of the city’s 2008 electorate.

 The author assumes that they were actually there in the first place--which is a mighty big assumption.

1 comment:

schmenz said...

No longer reachable at that address? They could check out the city jails.