So, how did your state do?
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Who had the best voter turn out?
Here in Hawaii 63% of registered voters cast their ballots in this historic election. Since Barack Obama grew up in Hawaii, many people thought that voter turn out would be a lot higher because people would turn out in a show of local support. Although Hawaii did deliver the second largest margin of victory for Obama at 72% over McCain's 27% (Washington DC was first with 93%) the overall turn out was still a bit low, historically speaking. In 1960, 93% of Hawaii's registered voters participated in the general election, and it has since dwindled to its current 63%.