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What to Make of Early Voting?
RealClearPolitics ^ | October 27, 2010 | Sean Trende

Posted on 10/27/2010 6:53:24 PM PDT by neverdem

In recent days, a debate has broken out over the issue of early voting. Partisans from both sides have trumpeted certain early results, while election watchers have scrambled to decipher just what, if anything, these early vote numbers tell us about what's going to take place six days from today.

Politico's Molly Ball helpfully compiled early voting returns in states that track returns by partisan identification. It's prudent to stipulate up front that while early voting tallies do give us some hard data we can use to gauge the composition of the electorate, we can't make definitive conclusions about the shape of the 2010 electorate based on these numbers...





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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: earlyvoting
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http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2010/10/27/what_to_make_of_early_voting_107747.html

A lot of voting irregularities/fraud stories are out there. They can't cheat when our lead is too great. Remember Al Franken! We have to get all of our voters to the polls. Take nothing for granted.

1 posted on 10/27/2010 6:53:25 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Vote and look for fraud.


2 posted on 10/27/2010 6:55:20 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: neverdem
What to Make of Early Voting?

In one word...FRUAD!

3 posted on 10/27/2010 6:55:56 PM PDT by jaz.357 (Lets make EVERY month Breast awareness month!)
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To: jaz.357
Fruad=fraud.

sorry.

4 posted on 10/27/2010 6:59:13 PM PDT by jaz.357 (Lets make EVERY month Breast awareness month!)
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To: neverdem

I don’t like it. Election 2000 led to media trying to effect turnout. Now the media has a month to do it.

The idiot in Texas who was turned away at the polls for wearing an obama shirt is a good argument against early voting. She had time to run to the media and said she would try again in a few days. If it had been a single day she likely would have gone home and stayed there.

If at first the ACORN crowd doesn’t succede, there’s always tomorrow or the next day or the day after that.

If it were up to me I would extend a single day of voting for 24 hours with polls nationwide opening and closing at the same time with no results reported till all polls were closed.


5 posted on 10/27/2010 7:04:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: jaz.357

That’s for sure. I would never throw my vote into some bureaucratic machine and let them roll it around weeks before the election only for the process to be ‘legitimized’ by some liberal Secretary of State. No Way.


6 posted on 10/27/2010 7:06:37 PM PDT by Track9 (Let Freedom Ring!!)
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To: jaz.357
What does the Constitution say about elections? Federal elections should follow the Constitution exactly. What the states do with their respective elections is their business.

Personally, I think a person should have to present himself with picture ID at the polls on election day. If it is not important enough to do this, you didn't really want to vote.

The ONLY exception to this in my world is for someone who is physically out of the area, and can not get back.

7 posted on 10/27/2010 7:08:45 PM PDT by snowtigger (.)
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To: snowtigger

My home state (Washington) is vote by mail only. I sent in my ballot today.


8 posted on 10/27/2010 7:11:20 PM PDT by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: neverdem
We voted early in Frederick, MD because we had some concerns about our absentee ballots. The oval for 0'Malley had an ink dot on the one issued to my wife. The process was smooth enough. I suppose at this point I just have to have faith in the system.

Yeah I know... it is definitely not something to be optimistic about!

9 posted on 10/27/2010 7:13:07 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: neverdem

Dunno. I just can not imagine actually going out and voting for a Democrat at this point. You would have to be insane.


10 posted on 10/27/2010 7:16:42 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (the way to win this game is not to play)
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To: rockrr
I voted early for the first time. I really believe in voting on Election Day... but my health is a deterrent.
Is their a very real potentional for fraud... probably. But, it looks like that is not more likely than voting on the traditional election day’
I can only pray that the election will not be stolen!
11 posted on 10/27/2010 7:19:36 PM PDT by UMCRevMom@aol.com
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To: cripplecreek
If it were up to me I would extend a single day of voting for 24 hours with polls nationwide opening and closing at the same time with no results reported till all polls were closed.

Sounds good to me.

Voting and judges are the last stands between civility and conflict. What we have here is a situation where the minority has seized power. MOST voters -- not Americans, but voters, people who will go out of their way to vote -- reject liberalism and Democrats. We can safely extrapolate this from the fact that Liberalism and Democrats have to cheat to win. They lack the votes; they're the minority.

If the judges and voting surrender to the minority via fraud, we get failure elected into office that the public resents. Protecting the power of the vote is crucial, the last and only stand before civility is breached.

12 posted on 10/27/2010 7:23:50 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: neverdem

Early voting is creating too many early opportunities for vote fraud and is spreading the threat over a longer period, thereby making it more difficult to control. Limiting voting to election day would reduce the opportunity for Demonrat vote fraud.


13 posted on 10/27/2010 7:24:44 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: snowtigger
Personally, I think a person should have to present himself with picture ID at the polls on election day. If it is not important enough to do this, you didn't really want to vote.

The ONLY exception to this in my world is for someone who is physically out of the area, and can not get back.

Yep. Spot on.

14 posted on 10/27/2010 7:26:37 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: neverdem
I know early voting is very popular and making the voting easier for the electorate increases the overall turnout. However, I often wonder as to the wisdom of having it. The Constitution calls for the electors meeting to vote on the same day. Perhaps the writers’ thinking was that the general election should also be on the same day. The Board of Elections would have a slightly increased load, but I believe it reduces the opportunity for misconduct and levels the playing field somewhat.

Only authenticated absentees should be given ballots and this mail-in voting (Illinois and ?) must cease.

15 posted on 10/27/2010 7:27:39 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: rockrr

Did you guys vote on that? How lazy can people be. I don’t trust anything other than on election day.


16 posted on 10/27/2010 7:29:00 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: cripplecreek

And make it a Saturday.


17 posted on 10/27/2010 7:29:53 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: neverdem

If the members of the branches of the military were able to vote like they should be able to do so (per their states) the fraud in early voting wouldn’t matter.


18 posted on 10/27/2010 7:33:14 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Hildy
I get off work at 5:15 on election day. I then drive 80 miles to my voting precinct. I would much rather drive the further 12 miles and eat dinner. However, voting is too important to this country. It is a duty, but more important, it is a privilege. It us what has seperated us from the third world. We can vote and expect our vote to count. With the fraud creeping (stampeding?) into the elections today many are losing heart and giving up. It's no time to give up, it is time to get involved and try to forestall the gathering storm.
19 posted on 10/27/2010 7:44:45 PM PDT by snowtigger (.)
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To: Hildy

It’s a real mess (remember that we’re deep-blue here). It came about in the wake of the massive vote fraud in the 2004 gubernatorial race.

The state legislature took advantage of an overwhelming dhimmicrat majority to expand our absentee balloting system (I actually availed myself of the service once when temporarily working out of state).

38 of 39 counties have adopted vote by mail and, unless we kill a lot of leftists, there ain’t no going back.

I believe that we have surpassed Illinois as the vote-fraud capitol of the US.


20 posted on 10/27/2010 7:53:14 PM PDT by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: rockrr
-—”I believe that we have surpassed Illinois as the vote-fraud capitol of the US”-—

Ha!

We got you beat with just two districts in Cook County alone. I was a poll watcher in 2008 and they made me VERY uncomfortable (read: felt like raising an issue would get me attacked).

Report to the cops? Good luck with that.

21 posted on 10/27/2010 7:58:34 PM PDT by TitansAFC ("Mike Pence's Amnesty plan is the '86 Amnesty with a trip home tacked on." - The Heritage Foundation)
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To: TitansAFC

Well OK then. I guess we’ll just have to try harder ;-)


22 posted on 10/27/2010 8:07:05 PM PDT by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: neverdem

Early Voting; an opportunity to calculate the number of fraudulent votes needed to overcome non-Democrat voting results without exceeding the bounds of reasonable percentages of deviation in polling error. (one can’t make voter fraud obvious, ya know?)

/s/

IMHO


23 posted on 10/28/2010 6:05:57 AM PDT by ripley
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