Local/Regional News
5:35 pm
Thu April 29, 2010

GOP Making Inroads in Voter Registration Numbers

Frankfort, KY – Republicans are gaining ground on Democrats in the latest voter registration numbers released by the Kentucky Secretary of State's office. Democrats still outnumber Republicans almost two-to-one, but since the 2008 Presidential election, Democrats have lost 44-thousand registered voters.

"Democrats maintain a large number advantage, but in terms of percentages, Democrats are losing voters, while Republicans and Others are gaining."

Les Fugate of the Secretary of State's office says 57-percent of Kentucky's registered voters are Democrats and 37-percent are Republicans. The remaining six-percent are independents, or "Others." Fifty-three percent of the state's registered voters are women and 43-percent are men. Kentucky currently has two-point-eight million registered voters.