Democratic Voters Flock to Register

One million new voters in last 7 primary states
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2008 2:29 PM CDT
Dolores Diamond Wood is seen at a voting booth at a Goodwill store in the Reseda section of Los Angeles, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008.    (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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(Newser) – 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."