Skip to comments.Record number of early ballots cast
Posted on 11/02/2010 6:48:45 AM PDT by justlittleoleme
A record number of voters have cast early ballots for a midterm election.
The total number of early votes has topped 16 million, according to one preliminary analysis, and is on track to be slightly shy of the historic number of early ballots cast in the 2008 presidential election.
"It's going to easily beat any midterm we've had," said Michael McDonald, a George Mason University government professor who has tracked early voting for several election cycles and estimates that 29 percent of midterm votes have been cast in the days and weeks before Election Day.
All 50 states have sent out absentee ballots, and in 29 states, in-person early voting is also underway. Most of them have made it easier for people to vote early, allowing "no excuse" mail-in ballots and automatically sending ballots to voters who voted by mail in the past.
That has paid dividends, with early voting growing more popular over the years. From 2004 to 2008, the percentage of votes cast before Election Day increased from 20 percent to 30 percent, according to the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey.
In Florida, more than 2.1 million early votes have been registered, with Republican voters casting 49.5 percent of those ballots, according to McDonald's analysis of figures from the Florida Division of Elections. Democrats cast only 36.3 percent of early votes there. Independents cast 14.2 percent of them.
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The number would be even bigger if our brave men and women in the armed forces were allowed to vote.
If I were trying to defraud the election, I’d use absentee ballots, and I’d make sure the ratio of GOP/DEM registration was realistic. Then I’d make them all vote for my choices.
Absentee ballots should be rare and for special circumstances. Not for 16 million people to vote early. That only leads to more fraud, which is perpetrated by Dems to win anything because they can’t win on issues.
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