Growth in Oregon Registration Numbers 1986-2010

The growth is in percentage terms.

In general, 1986’s Republican areas have grown the fastest. The greatest growth, clearly, has been in Deschutes County. One could have guessed that Republicans would be in control. However, that is not the case. Though Republicans are stronger in the state legislature than in 1986, first retaking the House in 1990, Republicans have been cleared out of statewide offices. Republicans held six of seven in 1986 and hold zero of six currently.

It’s also important to note that Multnomah County has not grown that much. The Democratic intensity has grown, but not the relative share of voters.

The registration margin changes by county between 1986 and 2010 are at: http://lindholmcompanyblog.com/?p=5272.

Source of data: Oregon Secretary of State.

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