Chart of the day

November 4, 2012
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From Ohio early voting data (“absentee” below = early voting, both in-person and absentee):

The 5 counties with the biggest negative change relative to 2008:

Ohio County Percentage McCain won or lost by in 2008 2008 absentee ballots cast 2012 absentee ballots cast (through Nov 2) % of statewide absentee ballots cast in 2008 % of statewide absentee ballots cast in 2012 change from 2008
Franklin -19.6 253,686 202,496 14.56 12.48 -2.07
Cuyahoga -38.4 273,123 236,081 15.67 14.55 -1.12
Summit -17 88,719 74,833 5.09 4.61 -0.48
Lucas -31 65,254 54,515 3.74 3.36 -0.38
Hamilton -5.2 111,445 99,425 6.40 6.13 -0.27

And the 5 counties with the biggest positive change relative to 2008:

Richland 14.2 8,864 17,999 0.51 1.11 0.60
Medina 12.8 21,771 28,319 1.25 1.75 0.50
Wayne 15.2 6,309 12,984 0.36 0.80 0.44
Warren 36.6 26,086 31,320 1.50 1.93 0.43
Tuscarawas -2.4 11,726 16,209 0.67 1.00 0.33

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