Voter registration favors Democrats in battlegrounds
But signups lag behind levels set in ’08 campaign
President Obama’s campaign has issued two memoranda in the past week extolling the prowess of its vaunted field organization, its ability to register new voters, and boost early voting turnout in some key states. But little, if any, of the statistics they boast of in battleground states apply in New Hampshire, where the ultimate test of the ground game comes on Election Day. Secretary of State William Gardner expects about 100,000 voters to take advantage of the state’s same-day registration law and then cast ballots on Nov. 6.