GOP pollster: Early voting among African-Americans outpacing 2010

Mark Rountree, the Republican-oriented pollster behind Landmark Communications, sends word this evening that early voting among African-Americans in Georgia is outpacing 2010, a legitimate reason for GOP worry.

According to Rountree, who was behind today’s poll released by Channel 2 Action News, noted that, of the 307,703 voters who have cast early ballots, 30 percent are African-American. Sixty-six percent are white.

In 2010, at the same time – when the early voting period was significantly larger – 26 percent of the 253,999 who had voted were African-American. Seventy-two percent were white.

Take a look at his calculations here.

Rountree says that Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office is not currently providing a racial breakdown on absentee ballots:

 "However, we at Landmark Communications can do so by downloading all the early voters by name and voter ID number and then matching it to our voter file's previously identified race code.”

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Jim Galloway
Jim Galloway
Jim Galloway is a three-decade veteran of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution who writes the Political Insider blog and column.
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