The GOP surely hoped to shape their message ahead of the midterms in November around inflation, which they blame President Joe Biden for even though inflation is a problem all over the globe since the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s another issue, however, that appears to be influencing voter turnout in November, and that issue may be the GOP’s undoing in the upcoming midterm elections.
One thing is clear.
— Nan Whaley (@nanwhaley) September 3, 2022
Ohio, a state where abortion has now been effectively banned following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade, has seen tens of thousands of women voters registering to vote, and registering at a higher rate than anywhere else in the country. At the same time, protests have been organized all over the state, with women showing up to make their voices heard.
News 5 in Cleveland reports that:
‘A study done by the New York Times and verified by News 5 found a 6.4% increase in female voters from before the Dobbs leak to after the decision. This gives Ohio the second highest registration increase by women in the country.’
Republicans have insisted that the upsurge in women registering to vote since the overturning of Roe v Wade does not necessarily mean that those women are Democratic voters, and that Ohio does not include information about voters’ gender on their registration forms, meaning that the numbers obtained are based on the names of voters rather than knowledge of their gender.
However, other states do include information about the gender of voters and the upsurge in women registering to vote since the SCOTUS decision is also increasing significantly.
Twitter was happy to see the potential turnout in November increasing. Read some of their comments below: