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Early voting statistics (mainly North Carolina)
GMU ^ | 9/26/12 | mcdonald

Posted on 09/26/2012 7:11:53 AM PDT by Ravi

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: obama; poll; romney; romney2012
7878 ballots received. Republicans account for 48.6% of that total and Democrats 32.4%. Republicans continue to widen absentee ballot lead. Also of note, 63% of returned ballots from people over 60. AA total now 9.7%.
1 posted on 09/26/2012 7:11:57 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: Ravi

Also 1278 ballots returned in South Dakota. Go South Dakota. Where’s Tom Daschle?


2 posted on 09/26/2012 7:13:10 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: Ravi

Where are these votes held until election day? Are they tallied? I prefer everybody voting on the same day.


3 posted on 09/26/2012 7:13:36 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

at democratic party headquarters. j/k. Nothing is tallied - this is just who has returned ballots. 49% of returned ballots have come from registered republicans thus far - still very early. We would presume that most not all of those registered repubs would vote Romney. Similarly for democrats.


4 posted on 09/26/2012 7:15:31 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: Ravi
Gee, according to the NY Tines it was the Democrats who were supposed to lead in enthusiasm.
5 posted on 09/26/2012 7:17:06 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: Ravi

Ok, then how are early votes cast?


6 posted on 09/26/2012 7:18:03 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Ravi

How do they know which ballot is R and which is D?
Both my husband vote absentee, seems like we are never home on election day, the ballots are identical in color and shape, I am registered as R, he as DTS. There are no identifying marks on the front envelope or in the inside envelope.


7 posted on 09/26/2012 7:18:11 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: cotton1706

absentee. I don’t know regulations regarding absentee ballots for North Carolina. If it’s no excuse absentee or if you need an excuse.


8 posted on 09/26/2012 7:20:48 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: svcw

It’s not the ballot, it’s the voter. They do (hopefully) keep track of whether you’ve returned your ballot and match that to your party registration.


9 posted on 09/26/2012 7:22:16 AM PDT by Cruising For Freedom (Don't be the proof that MSM PsyOps works.)
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To: Ravi

What does AA stand for? You said it is at 9.8 percent right now.


10 posted on 09/26/2012 7:25:44 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: Ravi

Ok. Not that it really matters to me. I always vote in a polling place. I just worry where these things are held and whether those with access to them are trustworthy.


11 posted on 09/26/2012 7:26:33 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: svcw

In some states, your are required to register by Party. They know your probable party affiliation by looking you up on the voter rolls, even though it only counts for the Primary. It used to be that way in CA, but I think they changed it.

In Wisconsin, we do not register by Party. They shouldn’t even know us by age, although the municipality always seems to know a lot of things about us that I never told them.


12 posted on 09/26/2012 7:27:20 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (Joe Biden is reported to be seeking asylum in a foreign country so he does not have to debate Ryan.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Anyone have statistics on Ohio early voting?


13 posted on 09/26/2012 7:30:29 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: Ravi

GOP in NC promoted absentee ballots by phone and mailings. It looks like that has paid off. Helping get the “hot to” info to those who need an absentee ballots.


14 posted on 09/26/2012 7:34:04 AM PDT by JWinNC (www.anailinhisplace.net)
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To: JWinNC

ooops that should be “how to” not “hot to”


15 posted on 09/26/2012 7:34:37 AM PDT by JWinNC (www.anailinhisplace.net)
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To: cotton1706

In NC, you can vote at designated polling places in your county, just like you would on election day. This is different from the absentee ballot system, which is also available.


16 posted on 09/26/2012 7:35:38 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (You can wish in one hand and spit in the other and see which gets filled first.)
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To: Ravi
[Republicans account for 48.6% of that total and Democrats 32.4%. . .Also of note, 63% of returned ballots from people over 60.]

Every media poll I looked at today has Obama up in North Carolina by 2 to 5 points. But your numbers are real while the poll numbers are hypothetical.

I don't know what the historical trends have been in N.C. but nationally the Over-60 voters lean Democrat. The above numbers would indicate they are leaning Republican.

17 posted on 09/26/2012 7:36:09 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Ravi
This time of year drivers should be especially cautious to avoid democrats
travelling the roads between the cemetaries and the election polling places.


18 posted on 09/26/2012 7:36:09 AM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That’s correct. In NC we register by party.


19 posted on 09/26/2012 7:37:01 AM PDT by JWinNC (www.anailinhisplace.net)
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To: JWinNC

Must live in NC. Must be a very big demand for the absentee ballots.


20 posted on 09/26/2012 7:39:52 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Ravi
We would presume that most not all of those registered repubs would vote Romney. Similarly for democrats.

Well, if the Democrats are voting for Romney, too, I'd say he's got it in the bag.
21 posted on 09/26/2012 7:40:37 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I have a new zest for life!"--Calvin from Las Vegas)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I’ll eat crow if I’m wrong, but Obama WILL NOT win in NC.

No way. No how.

And we’re going to have a Republican Governor too.

JWinNC


22 posted on 09/26/2012 7:40:58 AM PDT by JWinNC (www.anailinhisplace.net)
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To: Ravi
There's a couple of assumptions here...

First - That the Dems are voting for a straight Dem ticket.

Second....That Repub votes won't wind up in a dumpster.

There is great potential for cheating in this early voting.

23 posted on 09/26/2012 7:42:51 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Dr. Sivana

Ha! Got me there.


24 posted on 09/26/2012 7:45:25 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: svcw

All voter registration records here in New York is kept at the Board of Elections. When you originally registered you could pick a party to be registered with. Democratic, Republican, Conservative, Working Families (ACORN), Independent, Green, write in or I do not wish to enroll in party.
I believe to for a Party to be on the ballot in November it must receive a certain number of votes in prior years.
The information is available for a (25 cents per page)charge that contains Name. Address, Sex, Age, and party. You are on the list if you voted in 3 of the last 4 elections.
Campaigns use this information to contact likely votes during canvassing.


25 posted on 09/26/2012 7:45:54 AM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: Ravi

The problem is...How many Repub ballots can be thrown away and no one would ever know. Inside job.......imagine that...these “workers” are all political appointees


26 posted on 09/26/2012 7:47:40 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: cotton1706

We KNOW absolutely...that in 2004, a box of ballots were found in the trunk of a car, in a cabinet in a goverment office.....


27 posted on 09/26/2012 7:49:57 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: cotton1706

Some people can’t vote on election day. For example, my son is an election judge who must be at his assigned polling place at 5:30AM and can’t leave until the polls close. If he couldn’t vote in advance, he wouldn’t get to vote. He voted yesterday at the election headquarters in Louisville just as if it was election day.


28 posted on 09/26/2012 7:50:34 AM PDT by anoldafvet
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To: Sacajaweau
The problem is...How many Repub ballots can be thrown away and no one would ever know.

That is why there needs to be an 'audit trail' of some sort...

29 posted on 09/26/2012 7:55:20 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Ravi

Interesting....
At a recent Pubbie mtg in our county, we were told that on election day in 2008, McLame won the state of VA...what put Obummer over the top was the absentee votes...hmmmm!
And AA is for African American...not the US Bond Rating! Obummer got us down graded to -AA...in case that confused!


30 posted on 09/26/2012 7:55:56 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: mrs9x

sorry, AA stands for african-american. 26% of votes in north carolina in 2008 were AA and I believe it was around 21% in 2010 in a good republican year.


31 posted on 09/26/2012 8:03:10 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: matginzac

I’m here in Richmond, Virginia. Any stats on the number of people voting early in Virginia in 2008?


32 posted on 09/26/2012 8:03:10 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: Ravi
Assuming the AA vote is going Democrat; that means roughly 30% of the Dem vote, based on this sample, is AA. Of course, not ALL AA's are voting Democrat...there are a few exceptions. On the other hand; would Democrats AA's be motivated to vote absentee?

Just fun with numbers...

33 posted on 09/26/2012 8:05:47 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: mrs9x

I don’t have any...not that big of a wonk...but I’m sure you could get them.
I just thought that was an interesting stat given at this mtg....
The spkr was a guy from the Leadership Institute which is a conservative org that trains people in campaigning, etc. Founded by Morton Balckwell.


34 posted on 09/26/2012 8:18:39 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: All
7878 ballots received. Republicans account for 48.6% of that total and Democrats 32.4%.

Well, we know that these numbers CAN"T be right, because the MSM polls predict Dems voting in a record number this year, and Repub turn out depressed below any historical average.

35 posted on 09/26/2012 8:27:21 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Ravi; All

what’s up in Iowa?? is this a concern???


36 posted on 09/26/2012 8:37:11 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Turbo Pig

and remember that voting in the nh gubernatorial primary to replace a retiring democrat was 54% for a republican candidate vs 46% for a democrat. That’s a very red shade of purple.


37 posted on 09/26/2012 8:54:56 AM PDT by wizwor
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To: God luvs America

I believe dems always vote early in IA going back to 2004 and 2008. That does not seem concerning to me.


38 posted on 09/26/2012 9:45:59 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: anoldafvet

I work in a polling place on election day and I can vote there since it is my precinct. Is your son’s precinct different from his polling place?

And why on earth can he not leave during the day? He has to bring his lunch? Or are they that busy.


39 posted on 09/26/2012 9:48:07 AM PDT by Not gonna take it anymore (If Obama were twice as smart as he is, he would be a wit)
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To: mrs9x

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2936276/posts?page=36#36

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2936276/posts?page=38#38

LS (and LdSentinal) are doing great analyses of OH absentee data. The money quote from LS today: “Based on this, it would appear Romney is back up to Bush levels, and perhaps slightly above in a couple of cases”. Bush won OH in 2000 and 2004.


40 posted on 09/26/2012 11:35:53 AM PDT by plushaye (Election 2012 Prayer Force)
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To: Sacajaweau

Not to doubt you, but do you have a link to substantiate those claims? From a credible source of coarse.


41 posted on 09/26/2012 11:44:09 AM PDT by Rick_Michael (2012 isn't the lesser of two evils, it's suicide vs a slap in the face. Do you want to wake up?)
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To: Ravi
Take a look at UnskewedPolls.com/


Don't thank me. Thanks goes to Dean Chambers of Q Star News.
42 posted on 09/26/2012 11:47:02 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: Ravi

This is bad new for Dems since election day Rep voters tend to show up while Dem voters do not. The whole reason the Dems pushed this early voting scheme was to give their lazy ass voters more time to vote.


43 posted on 09/26/2012 11:54:52 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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