Democrats are attracting new voters in record numbers, even as the GOP's ranks dip or remain flat. In the seven states that most recently held primaries, more than 1 million new voters registered as Democrats; North Carolina and Indiana have seen triple the Democratic enrollment they did before the 2004 primaries. The Washington Post pays a call on some North Carolina newbies.
"Damn it, man. I want to vote," says a 29-year-old ex-con who only recently realized he's eligible to do so. "There's no money, no jobs, and I want to feel like my vote is counting for something."