Skip to comments.UPDATE FROM OHIO (More good news)
Posted on 11/04/2008 1:31:19 PM PST by LS
Turnout at GOP precincts has been unbelievable.
In Darke Couty, which went 2:1 for Bush in 04, they are looking at 80% turnout and thousands of additional R voters.
In Allen County, heavy R turnout.
In Montgomery County (Kerry won by 2% in 04), the west side (D) precincts are coming in under 20% by mid-afternoon!!! Our R precincts are outpacing them 2:1.
Reports of other red counties are at tremendously high levels.
BASED ON THIS . . . .
wait for it
not only would I "call" Ohio now for McCain, but it's entirely likely he could end up being a sizeable statewide victory margin. I won't tell you yet what it could be, but it portends amazing things for the rest of the states.
I can feel the momentum! Called it last week...McCain in a landslide!
awesome. need PA. need CO, need VA. come on baby!
I sure hope you’re right, but this is very encouraging.
If this proves true, lock your doors and turn out the lights, because there will be blood. (And I’m just talking about Olberman’s reaction)
Sounds great....but I’m still very cautious. Now is the time to pour it on even more! Let’s make this OUR landslide!
I would say it’s premature to “call” Ohio for McCain (GO VOTE OHIO!!), I do believe McCain will win it.
That said, low Dem turnout seems to be happening across the state. I think that’s a sign of big early voting.
Great news. Can you give us any more specifics?
Sounds like good news but too early to celebrate.
Everyone vote vote.
They cried “Wolf” once too often. We just aren’t buying into their demoralizing tactics anymore.
Like they pulled in Florida in 2000, they have tried this again with 400% more twisted/warped polls than ever before 1 month before the election.
We are only more motivated and determined to stop this scum from becoming President. I hope this happens in the worst way!
Let’s not jump the gun here. Enthusiasm is one thing. Overzealousness is another.
I have been following you around the forum for the last couple of days because of your upbeat attitude and insights. You have kept me sane. Thanks.
Are you active in the party??? Wondering how you know all this.
Don’t forget Jennifer’s 200,000 unvalidated “voters”
Gotta keep voting Ohio. Gotta keep voting!
hope you are right. Where are the numbers coming from?
Good news bump!
And I’ll bet that a goodly share of the ‘Rats turning out aren’t even voting for Barry....
I'll be putting up an Ohio Results Thread later.
Pizza and diet coke on the way-cyber high 5.
Will you please wait til the fat lady sings!
Good News. Thanks for reporting.
I hope this holds up!
Now...you better not be getting my hopes up like in 2006, LS.
I will have to hunt you down!!
Indeed. Seems a good amount of that is being reported around FR today. Either there was a big sale on rose colored glasses at Wal-mart yesterday or there may be something much bigger happening.
I like your sense of optimism.
What about early voting, though? How did the Democrats do? Could they have already voted?
McCain was just on Hannity Radio saying something like “It’s obvious that the media polls have been way off!”
I don’t think ANYBODY predicted the HUGE R Turnouts we have been seeing, ESPECIALY in Rural America!
Keep it up Ohio!
We have to vote more than they can cheat.
I think the Joe the Plumber issue has hurt Obama in Ohio.
I think Ohioans are mad that Obamaites would treat a good man like a criminal!
I like your sense of optimism.
I just read several articles on columbusdispatch.com and the dem turnout is low. They expected long lines, but it’s just not happening.
Still sayin’ -
if McCain pulls this off, I’m going to be hard pressed not to engage in “celebratory gunfire” outside my suburbanite home.... :)
So, is MSM's deciding O is the winner making R's vote like never before, and D's stay home because they figure it's in the bag?
yea! things looking up!
Thanks for the update. . .Excellent
“Everyone vote vote.”
No no, that’s what dems do. I only voted once, sorry.
a) a lot of '04 Dem turnout was driven by massive BDS not transferable to McCain (couldn't call him a "chicken hawk" could they?)
b) media bias may have bitten the Dems in the behind by promoting complacent low-voter turn-out for them while enraging the Republican base.
Guess we'll know later tonight or tomorrow.
I knew there was pizza in there somewhere.
As much as I would love to believe that only 20% of the Ds had turned as of the time of your information, I’m guessing that’s because of heavy reliance on early voting (don’t know if you have any numbers on early voting for these same areas?). BUT, it’s a very good sign that Rs are turning out heavily.
Hopefully all the one-sided media attention for Obama has, over the long haul, generated massive R turnout from frustrated viewers.
Dont forget to add in ACORN fraud. That is a key state.
Larry, here’s hoping your observations play out in America’s favor. If McPalin does pull this out, we will surely be treated to MSM accusations of “angry white guy” syndrome.
I hope Ohio comes through! We in Michigan are doing best but it’s hard not to be demoralized here.
I’m already getting busy for 2010. No matter who wins, we need to turn things around in Congress, and we need to start NOW.
Same here. I’m fully ready for any funny business. If anyone comes around here causing trouble they won’t know what hit them.
I live pretty far out in the country. Family at home tonight already and we don’t plan on going anywhere tomorrow.
Everything locked and loaded.
It’s been almost a decade I’ve known you through FR, and seeing you are so certain you’re putting this out this early, I’m taking your word for it and am getting excited about it right now.
Also, everyone could check out LS’s new book, 48 Liberal Lies About American History: (That You Probably Learned in School), I gave it to two younger cousins just entering freshman year of undergrad, I hope it gives them a better perspective on their uni educations.
For some perspective for Freepers who don’t know much about Ohio’s county by County breakdown:
... from Politico (grain of salt): http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=68D87089-18FE-70B2-A8BE915FD3A08E5B
25 key counties to watch tonight
By CHARLES MAHTESIAN | 11/4/08 2:24 PM EST
9) Franklin County, Ohio: Ohios second-largest population hub after Clevelands Cuyahoga County, Columbus Franklin County is trending increasingly Democratic. Since Cincinnatis Hamilton County is no longer a reliable Republican bulwark, a big Obama win here would go a long way toward sinking McCains chances in the state.
10) Butler County, Ohio: Cincinnatis suburban Butler County was a key part of the exurban and micropolitan firewall that enabled Bush to carry Ohio in 2004. The 54,000-vote margin it delivered to Bush was his largest in any county in the state.
11) Mahoning County, Ohio: As a vote source, Youngstowns Mahoning County pales next to Cuyahoga County, Franklin County, Daytons Montgomery County, Akrons Summit County or Toledos Lucas County. But the results here will be revealing because if Obama is running below 60 percent in this industrial area, thats a bad sign for him and it probably signals hes struggling in western Pennsylvania, too.
LS... I’m hyperventilating. Please be right. Please.
This what I have predicted on this site for the past three weeks-that the Republican turnout would be the largest in Republican history. I truly understand the charisma of Sarah Palin. Palin power is an overwehelming force. The people who support Sara love her without qualification. They would ‘walk through a brick wall for her or ‘take a bullet for her.’ If John McCain becomes President it will because of Sarah Palin. There is no way that he could have caused this record turnout if he had put ‘another boring white guy on the ticket’.
Man, if you are right, dinner at your fav restaurant is on me. Save this message, I'll pay up. Landslide is 60-?? popular or 300 electorals.