Election Coverage
7:55 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Labor Group Registers Thousands For POTUS

The AFL-CIO says it has registered more than 450-thousand new voters from union households, including 68-thousand in Ohio, in a bid to help President Obama win re-election.

Voters from union homes have traditionally favored Democratic candidates. Exit polls show 59 percent of voters who lived in union households backed candidate Obama in 2008, while 39 percent supported Republican candidate John McCain. That trend is expected to continue this year in light of high-profile efforts by Republican leaders to weaken collective bargaining rights in Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana and other states.