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Early Voting Statistics (NC,IA,OH and others)
GMU/spreadsheet ^ | 10/3/12 | mcdonalad/me

Posted on 10/03/2012 7:15:08 AM PDT by Ravi

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To: LS

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.


51 posted on 10/03/2012 9:16:51 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: upchuck

Learn manners or go away.


52 posted on 10/03/2012 9:17:04 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: LS; Ravi
And, here is a quick way to embed images:

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53 posted on 10/03/2012 9:18:41 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: sam_paine; Jim Robinson
When we are on the most rightwing site which is run by a gentleman who threatened to zot anyone who actively campaigned for the GOP candidate...

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.

54 posted on 10/03/2012 9:22:22 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: Ravi

I’m in Ohio and I’m voting in person (for Romney/Ryan) on election day.


55 posted on 10/03/2012 9:22:28 AM PDT by Howard Morrison
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To: Ravi
First I know a lot of people don't like these updates. I apologize. I feel the more knowledge the better and better strategies for everyone. If I should stop posting on these issues, please let me know

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.

56 posted on 10/03/2012 9:28:11 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: upchuck
Learn how to post.

Someone piss in your Wheaties today?

57 posted on 10/03/2012 9:30:27 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
Well I'm not in Ohio any more, we moved June 2011 to Atlanta, GA for a better job opportunity ..... but I'll get to that in a minute though.....

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....

58 posted on 10/03/2012 9:49:01 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: LS

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
Gena @SWOHCC


59 posted on 10/03/2012 9:59:09 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: Ravi

“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.


60 posted on 10/03/2012 9:59:09 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Ravi
What % of the total vote is early? 15%? 10%?
61 posted on 10/03/2012 10:05:01 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: thingumbob

Well you live in safe red state, I live in a safe blue state. Ohio will decide the future of the country.

Most people I know there are down to earth, common sense people-—my mom too is back there-—plus many other relatives and friends.

Outside of Cleveland there aren’t that many libs. But...the unions.....still very strong in Ohio....they spew the classwarfare crap and remain the backbone of the Dem Party in Ohio. The hold that unions have in Ohio is what scares me. And they are very well funded and very well organized.


62 posted on 10/03/2012 10:11:00 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: sam_paine
There better be a LOT of "clothespin-on-the-nose" Conservatives to show up, or it's gonna be the more liberal of two candidates.

Romney-the-RINO is not what ANY Conservative would like to see in there, but the alternative is a vomit-inducer, for sure.

63 posted on 10/03/2012 10:21:28 AM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: TornadoAlley3

It was about 1.5 million out of 5.7 million cast. About 26%. I could see early/absentee push easily past 2 million maybe 2.5 million this year. Overall turnout will be lower than 2008 perhaps 5.5 million (my guess) because of voter roll clean-up/population loss/etc.


64 posted on 10/03/2012 10:41:48 AM PDT by Ravi
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
Outside of Cleveland there aren’t that many libs. But...the unions.....still very strong in Ohio....they spew the classwarfare crap and remain the backbone of the Dem Party in Ohio. The hold that unions have in Ohio is what scares me. And they are very well funded and very well organized.

There's two more things that have changed in this election cycle for President.

1.)the state of Ohio has Republican Sec. of State in charge of the vote totals and Republican Governor to back him up..... instead of the Democrat Sec. of State and Governor in 2008.....and

2.)The Republican Sec. of State made sure that all the Ohio counties were sent a request for Absentee ballot form this election versus the Democrat party operatives only sending those absentee ballot request forms to highly democrat leaning or likely leaning counties like Cuyahoga and Franklin, Lorain, Lucas and Trumbull.

Now that the Rebuplican Sec. of State has made sure that the Republican leaning counties have an even chance to request those absentees it's translating into increases in Republican requests throughout the state.......and this is the caveat that the Democratic operatives within the state are hyperventilating over.......right now....they see the way the wind is blowing this time....and it's not in their direction.

65 posted on 10/03/2012 10:44:16 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: Ravi

thank you for these updates!


66 posted on 10/03/2012 10:58:24 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: NoGrayZone

By the same token, isnt the lamestream media causing the “average” dem voter to become complacent?


67 posted on 10/03/2012 11:13:19 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
Bad news: More Dems participating in early voting than Reps.

Don't see this as good or bad news either way. I think Republicans do NOT trust the early voting system,or absentee ballots, maybe not the elections in general unless they walk in and cast a ballot. Republicans are probably holding off showing their hands until Election Day 2012. There is no WAY I would early vote if I was a Republican.

68 posted on 10/03/2012 11:23:29 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Ravi; All

These numbers- assuming they are correct, which you’ve given me no reason to doubt- are quite impressive. The Dems have lower %s in all the counties where 2008 %s were given except for Trumbull and Jefferson counties. Any idea why these two stand out?


69 posted on 10/03/2012 11:36:24 AM PDT by wrhssaxensemble (We need an electable conservative in 2012!)
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To: COBOL2Java
Smarmy? "Gentleman" is now smarmy?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2871732/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2872793/posts

"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."

And for those who saw this writing on the wall earlier than that but were pilloried as RINO lovers/pushers??

70 posted on 10/03/2012 11:43:34 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: madison10

Dems always push early voting. There’s an article about the Dem chairman pushing this in Iowa. We also saw this in the early voting in Ohio in 2008, which the Dems lead in early numbers by a lot. This is quite the opposite that we’re seeing in absentee ballot requests in OH this time. The Dems are leading in their own counties but not enough to overpower the heavily Rep requests in the Rep-dominated countries (so far). The trend is continuing to look good...for us!

We’re always assuming Dem ballot requests end up as Dem votes and Rep requests end up as Rep votes. If Dems start voting Romney, look out! Also, 91% of ballot requests end up as real votes as ballot are returned.


71 posted on 10/03/2012 11:44:31 AM PDT by plushaye (Election 2012 Prayer Force)
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To: Ravi

Great trending for us!!

PLEASE keep posting. Thanks for watching these numbers.


72 posted on 10/03/2012 11:50:16 AM PDT by plushaye (Election 2012 Prayer Force)
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To: Ravi

Are you kidding me? If some people don’t like these threads they can go to H... There is no shortage of nonsense for them if they don’t like substantial stuff.


73 posted on 10/03/2012 12:36:26 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: thingumbob

Same w Floriduh, Viginia and Nevada.
Republican Secretary of State and Repub Governors


74 posted on 10/03/2012 12:38:25 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: animal172

Actually in the old days balloting took place over a period of months.


75 posted on 10/03/2012 12:43:52 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: Ravi

I live in Iowa. We attended a Paul Ryan event a couple of weeks ago. The people were out in full force asking people to sign up to vote early. All the people that I heard said they wanted to walk into the polls and vote, not mail it in.


76 posted on 10/03/2012 12:46:33 PM PDT by dnandell (Christian: "I will die for what I believe." Muslim: "You will die for what I believe.")
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To: wrhssaxensemble

Those two counties are a little concerning. But 2,3, or 4 counties out of 88 that’s not too bad.


77 posted on 10/03/2012 12:49:47 PM PDT by Ravi
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To: Ravi

It’s hard for Republicans to find the time since more of them have multiple jobs and aren’t as used to going to the courthouse to apply for welfare.


78 posted on 10/03/2012 12:52:38 PM PDT by campg
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To: Ravi

I guess my question though is more why- I mean there’s not any big cities in those are there?


79 posted on 10/03/2012 1:11:02 PM PDT by wrhssaxensemble (We need an electable conservative in 2012!)
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To: wrhssaxensemble

That’s true. I’ll have to see.


80 posted on 10/03/2012 1:32:21 PM PDT by Ravi
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To: Ravi

Please do not stop. I so appreciate your time and effort. Thank you.


81 posted on 10/03/2012 1:42:49 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: upchuck

Why could you have not stopped your posting before being rude? There was no need for your rudeness.


82 posted on 10/03/2012 1:45:09 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: LS

You are doing just fine. Please ignore and forgive the nasty posters. They do not know any better. They were raised by wolves without social graces.


83 posted on 10/03/2012 1:47:24 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: animal172

The early voting does not bother me. I just want people to vote. I worked with the get out the vote effort here in San Antonio just encouraging people to vote...explaining they do not need the Voter ID....providing transportation. So much effort goes into getting people out to vote. I am for anything that makes it easier for them.


84 posted on 10/03/2012 1:50:32 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: thingumbob; Ravi

I appreciate your insight into what is going on in Ohio. Please continue to post any anecdotal information.


85 posted on 10/03/2012 3:05:46 PM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: DallasSun

Voter ID is a *good* thing. You seriously know people who don’t have a freaking ID? And if they are not capable of getting any type of identity verification, do you really want them voting?


86 posted on 10/03/2012 3:22:27 PM PDT by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby!)
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To: Prince of Space

This had nothing to do with me. I know Voter ID is a good thing. And I did not personally know the people the get out the vote bank was calling. These were simply the questions they were getting when they called.


87 posted on 10/03/2012 3:25:01 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: sam_paine

In the real world, I have not come across a single person who has expressed that Romney will cause them to stay home. I came across tens of people in 2008 who said they would stay home because of McCain or said they only voted because of Sarah. I have one friend who says Romney will lose because he is too liberal and Paul voters won’t support him, but he plans on voting for Mitt.

Even here on FR, the folks who say they’ll take their ball and go home are far, far fewer than they were in 2008. Heck, they might even be fewer than the 2004 “won’t support Bush’s war, won’t support Bush” contingent.

Romney apathy is the PUMA of this election. A complete non-factor.


88 posted on 10/03/2012 4:19:40 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Reagan @ only 39/Mondale +5/Dukakis +17/McCain +3...panic is unwarranted. So is complacency.)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines

Just be on the lookout for liberals trying to discourage conservatives by making it seem like Obama is ahead.


89 posted on 10/03/2012 5:38:00 PM PDT by reasonisfaith
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To: Ravi

Why are there so many comments on this thread saying “please continue to post?”


90 posted on 10/03/2012 5:41:30 PM PDT by reasonisfaith
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