Skip to comments.Early Voting Statistics (NC,IA,OH and others)
Posted on 10/03/2012 7:15:08 AM PDT by Ravi
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not remotely. i have said repeatedly that i know NOT ONE conservative in my real life (and i have friends and family across the country) who will sit home rather than vote for Romney. The % of unappeasable purist, seen only on FR in my experience, is tiny.
and none of the people i know was ever a mittbot; they are just intent that the marxist be voted out.
Learn how not to be such a nasty a$$.
100% turnout? that would be unprecedented wouldn’t it? no, my point is that the 2010 elections and the WI recall showed there’s an angry horde of conservatives out there who want to be heard (more recently the chickfila support day). we have seen nothing to indicate any diminution in that sentiment.
For some of us, early voting means we can actually vote without requesting an absentee ballot.
I think that a month is overkill. But, a couple of weeks is really useful. It means that I can vote when I'm home on the weekend, and not have to worry about being out-of-town on business during election day.
In Texas, early voting (in person, not absentee) starts on 2012-10-22.
[amazing. instead of a thank you and an oh by the way the links not working thats what you come up with? Learn how to post?
Learn how to be gracious and not rude.]
If I remember correctly, the owner reversed that one.
You should also take note that in 2008, 2010 the registered voters in the state were at 8.0 million there has been a loss between 2011 and 2012 of 490,000 registered voters on the Ohio rolls, or it now stands at 7.51 million in the state.......44% of that was eliminated from Cleveland (Cuyahoga County) alone and 350,000 of those now removed registered voters coming from Cuyahoga (Cleveland), Franklin (Columbus), and Hamilton (Cincinnati) areas combined.
On to your point about the Bad news: More Dems may be participating in early voting but the numbers are still down from 2008 on everything including Absentee ballot requests but enthusiasm is with the Republicans to go vote this time and Romney has a huge ground game going in Ohio to knock on doors and make phone calls. They are way ahead of McCains total numbers from 2008 already in the state.
Also note that Ohio lost 2 electoral votes during the census according to an article I read shortly after the release of those numbers. According to the information each electoral vote was representative of approximately 767,000 people. Take that number times 2 and you get approximately 1.5 million people who have left the state of Ohio since the 2000 census.......with 490,000 registered voters now removed from the voter rolls as well....AND......
I can tell you that that number is likely to go up, because one day after the article for the 490,000 removed voters came out, my spouse and I sent in our "Cancellation of our Registration to vote in the State of Ohio". We lived one county below Cleveland.
Hope this helps to know.......
What does the ground game look like in your county? I.E. yard signs, bumperstickers, volunteer activity, door to door operations, phone banking etc? According to the polls (which I don’t trust because of all of the overweighting in favor of the Dems) Ohio is already in Obama’s column. They even have it colored blue in the realclearpolitics map.
For what it’s worth, I know live in L.A. Although few doubt that Obama will lose CA, I can tell you one thing for certain. I am on the freeways every day. Four years ago it seemed just about every other car had an Obama bumpersticker on it. This year you have to actually look for them. Ditto with the yard signs, you hardly see any of them, and I live in a very heavily Dem area. You seen no enthusiasm whatsoever...zip....nada.... for Obama here in the deepest of deep blue states. Not saying Obama will lose CA. I am saying NO NOTICEABLE ENTHUSIAM NOTHING! compared to four years ago.
Is voter fraud using absentee ballots going to happen? Could the Obama team simply suddenly, and now, knowing the exact total they need, going to flood the counties with thousands of phoney ballots?
That is my fear.
Learn manners or go away.
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Nice smarmy way to phrase your question. Jim didn't zot people who actively campaigned for the GOP candidate, he zotted people who nastily attacked those who dared to express support for candidates other than the anointed GOP-e candidate, as well as people who mistakenly assumed that the "Republic" part of the name "Free Republic" meant that it was a Republican forum, and therefore believed that it was open season on anyone who didn't toe the GOP line.
Notwithstanding, after the dust cleared, and Jim decided that it would not be in America's best interest to give Obama another four years, he graciously relented and stopped his attacks on Romney.
Oh, and I would refrain from calling Free Republic the "most rightwing site". It is a conservative site. There's a difference. If you want a rightwing site, go find a skinhead site somewhere.
I’m in Ohio and I’m voting in person (for Romney/Ryan) on election day.
Unless you're posting lies I wouldn't worry about it. anyone who doesn't want to read this kind of info can refrain from clicking on this thread or the links you provide.
I'm grateful that there are folks out there like you willing to do this sort of thing, so...thanks.
Someone piss in your Wheaties today?
From what I here from my relatives still on the ground in Ohio, two Brothers (living in Cleveland and Akron respectively) and a Mother, very few Obozo signs and car stickers. It's a snoozefest compared to 2008.
From a friend I've heard that at my one son's private school, Preschool thru 8th grade, the arguments between liberal vs. conservative parents has broken out again like in 2000 and 2004 when Bush 2 won both times.... That's an insiders sign as to how the opposition, democrats, think they're doing and these people tend to know or are in organizations with Dems in the know who can tell them the truth about what they are seeing..,...So when the fights break out it usually means the Democrats are loosing in the state.
One thing I can tell you for sure is that Ohio is not in Obama's pocket, no matter how much he tries to convince the rest of the nation otherwise. They are attempting to discourage the republicans from coming out to vote becasue they know that on Election day in Ohio the Republicans come out in large numbers because so many of us don't trust that an absentee ballot vote will actually make it to the precinct to get counted.
I have relatives in L.A. too....it's no man's land out there......politically speaking.
In the one year I've been here in Atlanta, just outside of the 285 loop in northeastern side.....a lot of bumber stickers have been removed and it takes me a whole week just to see half a dozen Obozo stickers. I haven't seen one Obozo yard sign but the Romney ones are slowly coming out and I see more Romney stickers too everyday. We went to see the send off for Chipper Jones, retiring Atlanta Brave, in Downtown Atlanta - Turner Field, last Saturday night......I can't remember seeing the Obozo stickers at all....
Only 25 early votes in Dayton yesterday? Seems like One precinct!! Gena Bell from Freedomworks Voted with more than that in Cincy. Look at her Twitter timeline!! LOL
“First I know a lot of people don’t like these updates. I apologize. “
Stop it! If people don’t like them, they don’t have to click on it! Don’t apologize. You are doing us a service.