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USA Today Spin: Early voting gives edge to Democrats
Twitter/Yossi Gestetner ^ | 10/21/10 | Yossi Gestetner

Posted on 10/21/2010 9:22:17 AM PDT by goods

Lying Bastards!!! USA Today reports "Early Voting Gives Edge to Dems," when the 'edge' is smaller than the Dem's voter registration leads.

In NC, Dems hav 12-point lead in voter registrations, yet lead by only 5 in early voting. But USA Today Reports it a Dem 'edge'


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: polls; voting
Link to USA Today: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2010/10/early-voting-gives-edge-to-the-democrats/1
1 posted on 10/21/2010 9:22:24 AM PDT by goods
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To: goods

They were crowing about this over at DU until someone threw water on it by reminding them that the Dems led by 3-1 last election.


2 posted on 10/21/2010 9:25:36 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: goods

Another thing to keep in mind is that just because a Democrat is voting, it doesn’t mean he’s voting Democrat.

I know plenty of “Democrats” who are eager to vote . . . Republican.


3 posted on 10/21/2010 9:26:47 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Forcing one person to pay for the irresponsibility of another is NOT social justice.)
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To: goods

‘Early voting gives edge to Democrats ‘

Keep saying that. Means more of a turnout for Repubs. More incentive to get more people to vote.


4 posted on 10/21/2010 9:27:21 AM PDT by Palter (If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it. ~ Mark Twain)
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To: goods

Yes, they are lying.......Texas GOP reported huge turnout on first day of early voting....and it’s all conservatives...turning out.......


5 posted on 10/21/2010 9:28:00 AM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: goods

How are they lying?

According to the story, Democrats do appear to be casting more ballots in the early voting period than Republicans?

Democrats have an massive GOTV operation that includes a huge reliance on early voting. It sounds like that is paying some dividends for them. I don’t see how the article is lying?


6 posted on 10/21/2010 9:28:39 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: goods
If the Marxist and their propaganda mouthpieces allow an honest election, they will postpone their own day of reckoning and be able to finger point at the new congress.

If they do not, then the other America who pays the taxes and does the heavy lifting to support the ruling class will rebel sooner rather than later.

Do whatever you can to ensure an honest election now and don't be diverted or discouraged by the propaganda machine.

7 posted on 10/21/2010 9:28:45 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: goods

“Early Voting Gives Edge to Dems,”

Frankly, Scarlett, I tend to agree. Any voting that is extra Constitutional, gives an edge to someone, else why would some have an insane desire to get voting off of the mandated day for casting ones vote and spread over a large period of time.


8 posted on 10/21/2010 9:28:48 AM PDT by wita
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To: goods

Hey, it *is* the state-run media. This was totally expected, like harsh criticism of a Republican president and glowing praise for a Democrat president. It’s what they do. Pay it no mind. Vote.


9 posted on 10/21/2010 9:28:48 AM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: goods
Expect the MSM to slander the Tea Party and conservative candidates 24/7 until November 2. Expect them to spin every story pro-Obama, pro-Dem just as vigorously.

This is the most ferociously contested non-Presidential election of my life, and the stakes couldn't be higher. Either we as a nation repudiate Obama’s Marxism, or we succumb.

It's that simple.

10 posted on 10/21/2010 9:29:44 AM PDT by mojito
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To: goods

Excellent. Will depress Dem voting on Nov. 2.


11 posted on 10/21/2010 9:31:22 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: goods

Living in denial again, the Dems.


12 posted on 10/21/2010 9:31:36 AM PDT by Biggirl (GO UCONN FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!! :)=^..^=)
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To: goods
Early Voting Gives Edge to Dems

Have there been a lot zombie sightings?

13 posted on 10/21/2010 9:35:41 AM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes right)
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To: goods
Lying Bastards!!! USA Today reports "Early Voting Gives Edge to Dems,"

No real Americans read that pinko rag, anyway.

14 posted on 10/21/2010 9:36:10 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: goods

I’ll buy a copy November 3.


15 posted on 10/21/2010 9:37:25 AM PDT by AU72
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To: goods

See this at USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/2010-10-21-women21_ST_N.htm

AP Story:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101021/ap_on_el_ge/us_look_who_s_voting_6


16 posted on 10/21/2010 9:37:48 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Longbow1969

Yeah, well, their ‘massive GOTV operation’ has fallen on its ass.

Dems have a 12 point lead in registrations and only lead by 5 in early voting. In 2008, they led by 3-1 in early voting and won the state by .4%. They’re getting slaughtered.


17 posted on 10/21/2010 9:38:59 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: Longbow1969

Are you always the contrarian? Almost all of your posts are in some manner supportive of a liberal position. I ask myself, “Why is that”?


18 posted on 10/21/2010 9:39:13 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: GoldenPup

Your are not disparaging America’s dumbest newspaper, are you?


19 posted on 10/21/2010 9:39:21 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Palter

QFT....if anything this will backfire on the rats, like everything else the past two years...


20 posted on 10/21/2010 9:41:23 AM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: goods

From another post on FR.

Florida Democrats had been proudly touting the fact that they were doing better in absentee voting requests then they had in 2006, but the Republican Party of Florida has its own stats that could spell doom for every Democrat on a statewide ballot this year.

RPOF says that, for the first time ever, they’ve won the first two days of early voting. And compared to 2008 (the year of Obama, when Dems outperformed Reps), Republicans are doing far better in absentee voting requests and returns. If true and the trend continues, Democrats have a dim future. Maybe governor candidate Alex Sink could squeak by Republican Rick Scott, in large part because she’d not running as a Democrat and she’s at times running away from President Obama. But the numbers suggest the Obama millstone will weigh her down as the red wave swamps Florida.

From RPOF:

Requested absentee ballots: Republicans lead by 228,930 – a 13.21% lead over Democrats. In 2008, Republicans had an 8.89% lead by Election Day. Then, President Obama only won by 2.8 percentage points after a massive ad blitz.

Voted absentee ballots: Republicans lead by 112,534 absentee votes – a 21.88% lead. In 2008, Republicans had a 10.8% lead on Election Day.

Early Voted: Republicans lead by 15,281 votes – a 11.32% lead (Monday and Tuesday). In 2008, Republicans were losing by 73,384 votes at this point in 2008. By Election Day, Republicans had lost the Early Vote by 23.97%.

“We don’t expect to win early voting, but any lead at all is shocking at this point and a testament to the incredible enthusiasm amongst Republicans,” RPOF spokesman Dan Conston said.


21 posted on 10/21/2010 9:44:09 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: Longbow1969

From what I am gleaning from this information and the context, this is the “democrats” phase of the voting process. To do well in the long run they need two to three times as many voters in this phase as the republicans. It’s not even close to that. Also, it assumes tht if someone is a democrat they are going to automatically vote all democrat.

Let’s be frank here. Even the democrats have HAD IT with our current government. With the exception of the yellow dogs, many, MANY of the democrats will be voting for the non-incumbent. The Democrat “true believers” are the minority in this one.


22 posted on 10/21/2010 9:44:23 AM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
I know plenty of “Democrats” who are eager to vote . . . Republican.

As my tagline attests.

23 posted on 10/21/2010 9:45:38 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Current count of friends/family who have abandoned Obama: 11)
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To: goods

My family voted early, all republican, my neighbors voted early (former dems) voting Republican now!!!


24 posted on 10/21/2010 9:56:54 AM PDT by blondee123 (Illinois ELECT Adam Kinzinger - http://www.electadam.com/( rid US of marxism!))
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To: Obadiah
Are you always the contrarian?

Yes, much of the time.

Almost all of your posts are in some manner supportive of a liberal position. I ask myself, “Why is that”?

Nonsense, they are not in any way supportive of a liberal position. I reject virtually everything the left represents and have, for a lifetime, fought against it. However, when I see nonsense coming from my own team I will call it out. I won't get caught up in my own side's spin and accept a bunch of propaganda because it makes me feel good. Post polls with no track record or internals to review and I will call them out as potential BS. Call a story about Dem early voting successes being lies when the article doesn't seem to be inaccurate and I will ask why it's a lie. Try to claim candidates like Paladino are competitive and I will point out the fact that all polling shows him being utterly crushed and having no chance to win.

Too many people seem to think the purpose of political forums is to be some sort of feel good echo chamber, and I completely reject that.

25 posted on 10/21/2010 10:02:17 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: wita
Early Voting Gives Edge to Dems,”

Note to dims...celebrate by staying in bed all day on November 2nd....

according to the report its all taken care off....so go back to sleep already.

26 posted on 10/21/2010 10:03:58 AM PDT by spokeshave (Islamics and Democrats unite to cut off Adam Smith's invisible hand)
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To: goods

The only thing that makes me nervous about early voting is the OPPORTUNITY for the less than honest Dem’s to vote multiple times in different jurisdictions because the extended time period accommodates it.

With that said, I don’t think it will make much of a difference in the tsunami that is about to hit BUT if the Dem’s have done their homework, they can target what they feel are “close” elections and use their “serial voters” to swing those races.


27 posted on 10/21/2010 10:05:06 AM PDT by copaliscrossing (Progressives are Socialists)
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To: Obadiah; Longbow1969
Are you always the contrarian?

Let's hope someone is. This article says the dems are ahead in registration and ahead in early turnout.

We are pinning the hopes of the republic not on an educated public, but the hope that the anti-Americans are too lazy to exercise their considerable registration and union GOTV EDGE.

That worries me a lot about what this bodes for 2012 and beyond.

Meanwhile, rather than addressing this serious problem, there's nary a single longbow1969 pointing out the obvious with Obadiah's snarkily suggesting that he's a closet liberal. Listen to yourself! What a joke!

28 posted on 10/21/2010 10:09:00 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: RobRoy
From what I am gleaning from this information and the context, this is the “democrats” phase of the voting process. To do well in the long run they need two to three times as many voters in this phase as the republicans. It’s not even close to that.

That is interesting. If the Dems are counting on such a massive early voting edge and are only up by a few points at this time, that would be a very good sign of things to come.

The key is, is it really accurate to say they are counting on winning in the early voting by 2 or 3 times the Republican vote? I knew they banked on having an edge, but 2 or 3 times seems an awful high number to hang their hat on.

29 posted on 10/21/2010 10:10:48 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: sam_paine

13 days and counting down. Here comes the LSM trying to save their souls through false headlines, misleading reporting, and manufactured polls.


30 posted on 10/21/2010 10:11:35 AM PDT by ShandaLear (The price of Obamacare? 30 pieces of silver.)
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To: goods
OH NO!!!!!.......ALL IS LOST!!!!..........I GUESS I'LL JUST STAY HOME THEN...............
31 posted on 10/21/2010 10:12:23 AM PDT by Red Badger (WOULD SOMEBODY PLEASE GIVE MEGHAN MCCAIN A BOX OF KRISPY KREMES SO SHE'LL SHUT THE HELL UP?!)
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To: ShandaLear

I wouldn’t discount these recent polls. The last time, when taking them as an aggregate, they were accurate. We should do well, but I don’t think it is going to be the blowout some predict.


32 posted on 10/21/2010 10:19:57 AM PDT by paul544
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To: sam_paine

In CO Denver is has cast only 14,000 votes or so from early voting and asbteene ballots being return so far, in the only 4 big counties of the state (El Paso and the three surburn counties) they ranging from 24,000-27,000 votes cast despite the fact that all five counties aveage between 260,000 to 290,000 register voters. El Paso “cousin” country of Douglas that has 165,000 (100,000 less then Denver)votes coutry wide already have 13,000 plus votes in. Some dem spokeman claim that a “urbarn” setting like Denver likes to wait to Election day to vote.


33 posted on 10/21/2010 10:22:15 AM PDT by Paul8148
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To: goods

We need a national class action lawsuit. It is highly discriminatory that Republicans are allowed only one vote. Also, that dead Republicans are disenfranchised completely.

One thing I feel confident in predicting. *If* Republicans do well, including a decent house majority, they have 2 years to make draconian changes. If they do not, 2012 will be a disaster greatly exceeding 2008, and it will not be reversible.


34 posted on 10/21/2010 10:26:26 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: goods
In NC, Dems hav 12-point lead in voter registrations,

That doesn't mean much in southern states. Many fairly conservative voters still register as Dims, and usually vote for Dims in local and some state races, but for Republicans in presidential and congressional contests.

35 posted on 10/21/2010 10:31:45 AM PDT by Will88
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To: Longbow1969

Cool.


36 posted on 10/21/2010 10:32:08 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: sam_paine

I guess I’m a snarky kind of guy.


37 posted on 10/21/2010 10:36:46 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: Obadiah
No problem with snarky if you've got something to back it up.

Unfortunately, in this particular case, the article supports what it says.

38 posted on 10/21/2010 10:41:12 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: shield

government employees are turning out as they always do. This is so they can vote early and then get others to the polls.

We need a FR GOTV power effort.

We have to take this as a red alert and tripple our efforts to get more people to the polls NOW.


39 posted on 10/21/2010 10:48:35 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

Hey, this is all good. The Dems can relax and stay home. THEY”VE ALL ALREADY VOTED!!


40 posted on 10/21/2010 11:05:48 AM PDT by liberlog
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To: ChildOfThe60s
One thing I feel confident in predicting. *If* Republicans do well, including a decent house majority, they have 2 years to make draconian changes.

This is going to be a big problem for many people. Expectations are so high, but the ability to actually do much of anything may be incredibly low.

I will be satisfied, for now, if a Republican majority in the House simply puts an end to any more social welfare programs, all state/union bailouts, begins at least trying to defund ObamaCare and the EPA, etc.

With Obama still being the President, and a likely Dem majority in the Senate, the most we can really do is block the lefts agenda from advancing further. One of the biggest things we can accomplish is ending ALL state/union aid. By doing this, we force states to actually begin the tough process of cutting their public sector rolls, dealing with their pension issues and generally getting their budgets into better shape.

41 posted on 10/21/2010 11:14:59 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969
How are they lying?

According to the story, Democrats do appear to be casting more ballots in the early voting period than Republicans?

That is just where they are wrong.
Read this:
Strong early-vote numbers for GOP

The enthusiasm gap between Republicans and Democrats has for months been cited as a harbinger to major Republican Party victories in the Nov. 2 mid-term elections.

And if early voting is any indication, that barometer appears justified, both locally and across Florida.

Through the first three full days of early voting, ending Wednesday, Republicans were dominating Democrats in Sarasota County. That is sending a panic through local Democrats who fear that unless the trend is quickly reversed, they could be looking at wholesale defeats, including a loss for incumbent state Rep. Keith Fitzgerald, D-Sarasota.

Of the 8,600 votes cast early in Sarasota County, just 30 percent were by Democrats. Republicans comprised 53 percent of the voters. The remaining 17 percent were supporters of minor parties or held no party affiliation.

Statewide, Republicans are also leading Democrats in early voting. Of the 778,000 early voters so far, just 33 percent statewide have been Democrats compared with 53 percent Republicans.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2612682/posts

42 posted on 10/23/2010 10:16:49 AM PDT by SmokingJoe
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