Skip to comments.Early voting statistics (mainly NC); Repubs breaking out with absentee ballot returns
Posted on 09/27/2012 6:38:02 AM PDT by Ravi
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The Dems love early voting because it gives them more time to get their voters to the polls. You lock them up early on and don't have to worry about the weather on election day or possible events happening before election day. Many people will be voting long before the debates. We are already voting in VA and Ohio starts next Monday. The Dems are busy getting their voters together at the colleges, old age homes, etc. and providing them transportation to the polls.
The GOP, the Stupid Party, is finally waking up to the importance of early voting. Turnout is what wins elections and we can't wait until election day to get people to the polls. All conservatives should vote early if at all possible. 40% of the votes will be cast before election day.
I’m worried about IA too. I bet the Ds mailed out a bunch of pre-filled-in absentee ballot applications with stamped envelopes to a bunch of people.
You do not promise seasoned cordwood in
North Carolina and then deliver wet garbage!
Why aren’t Romney’s internal polls showing this? I know he wouldn’t release that information publicly, but I think we would be able to tell.
Put me on your ping list please.
I’m emailing some columnists and asking them to figure out what’s up in IA.
I said I misinterpreted what conservatives have said about early voting that it gets the dead voting, illegals voting easier, and democrats out to vote. Stoop to this? What are you referring too? If you want to early vote nothing is stopping you.
Of early ballots in 2008 in IA, Dems returned 47% and Repubs 27%. This is something we need to keep track of.
Also with voter registration in IA, repubs outnumber dems in pure outright numbers now compared to 2008. We were outnumbered back then.
Four to six weeks ago, I predicted Romney/Ryan would win by a big margine, so this is good.
Add me to the list, or point me in the right direction please. Thanks. :^)
I'm also in Texas, and very conservative. I will early vote at my first opportunity - because I want my vote to count even if I get hit by a Mack truck before election day; that's the least I can do for everyone else.
Why do you think he just said, emphatically, "I WILL WIN OH?"
“Of early ballots in 2008 in IA, Dems returned 47% and Repubs 27%. This is something we need to keep track of.
Also with voter registration in IA, repubs outnumber dems in pure outright numbers now compared to 2008. We were outnumbered back then.”
Interesting old FR post I found when looking for something else. The date is October 29 2004 and the FReeper is stating: “Brokaw reports gov of Iowa claims the Dems are ahead 60,000 out of 200,00 absentee ballots. Can anyone tell me what’s really going on?”
Looked really bad at that time but President Bush went on to win Iowa!! Iowa Republican voters must prefer to vote closer or on election day. I surmise that it used to be that way in Ohio but now with the early absentee request forms being mailed to all voters, Republican voters are taking advantage of the new procedure.
Polls I have seen indicate maybe 10 percent of Dems voting Romney and about 10 percent of (probably moderate GOP women) voting Obama, so while they will vote, they will also cancel each other out like you see. I don’t see any poll yet that indicates more than 10 percent or so voting for the other side.
Some show less as well., but it always so far at least has been pretty even.
I am concerned the Dems might catch up later during absentees and early voting, but I think we have a very good advantage here that will not allow them to catch up too much.
Please add me to the early voting ping list.
Agreed. You can bet the second I get my ballot it will be completed and back in the mail ASAP!
Jet, did you get Prince?
Jet Jaguar, Please add me to the early voting ping list. Larry, I’m enjoying your analysis. Fascinating stuff....
I realize there needs to be some leeway for absentee voters, but six weeks?....I got one in the mail the other day. Didn’t ask for it, don’t need it and sure as hell ain’t going to use it. Why?