105% of Indianapolis registered to vote!

It’s like this. Brendan O’Shaughnessy of IndyStar reports that:

In the county, 677,401 voters were registered as of Monday evening; that number was expected to continue growing as last-minute registrations are entered into the system. In 2004, the county had 602,918 registered voters.

Meanwhile, Ogden on Politics went and looked up the population of Marion County, Indiana. In 2007, it was 876,804. No problem, right? – Except that:

Of that number 232,607 were below 18 years of age, for a total of 644,197 people in Marion County/Indianapolis 18 or over and thus eligible to vote. (Indiana allows felons to vote as long as they are not incarcerated).

That works out to 105% of the eligible population of Marion County is apparently registered to vote. Unless somebody wants to tell me that the number of adults in Marion County increased by more than 4% in a year? Anyone? No?

Say Anything asks, is there an ACORN office in Indianapolis? Why, yes, they have one there, and one in Gary, Indiana. Say Anything also notes that Senator Obama seems fond of the Democratic-allied organization. Getting-close-to-seven digits fond of the organization, in fact. Not that we have any proof that the above bloated voting records have anything to do with the unfortunateactionsofafewbadappleswhowecantcontrol.


But the month is young.