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Election underway as 1.9 million Colorado ballots are mailed to voters (> 1/2 mailed on 10/15/12)
KDVR Denver ^ | 10/15/2012 | Eli Stokels

Posted on 10/17/2012 7:18:42 PM PDT by catnipman

DENVER — Colorado voters could be filling out their ballots as early as Tuesday, with 1.95 million ballots now in the mail and on their way to voters across this critical swing state.

Of the 3.6 million registered voters in the state, more than half of them are receiving mail ballots this week.

According to Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s office, 1,950,185 ballots are being mailed out Monday.

Of those, 598,503 are being sent to unaffiliated voters; 673,676 are being sent to registered Republicans; and 654,129 are being mailed to registered Democrats.

(Excerpt) Read more at kdvr.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ballots; colorado; mail
I got my ballot yesterday, and it's all filled out, sealed up, and ready for me to DRIVE it to the ballot box rather than mailing it back.

Voted straight R, and NO on everything else, including all tax increases and all BS liberal initiatives.

1 posted on 10/17/2012 7:18:50 PM PDT by catnipman
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To: catnipman

673k to Rs, 654 to Ds. Romney doesn’t even need Is to break his way, just stay 50/50 and this is a win.


2 posted on 10/17/2012 7:30:29 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: LS
This needs to go viral on the internet, facebook and twitter that Hillary Clinton and Obama are agreeing with the United Nations to tax internet use by anyone using it in the U.S.

Can young people and college students afford this tax? Obama will probably use Executive privilege to go along with this.

3 posted on 10/17/2012 7:38:34 PM PDT by YukonGreen
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To: YukonGreen

Probably not a winning issue. Yes, they hate the internet tax, but it’s not something they vote on. It’s not something they can see yet-—no harms . . . yet.


4 posted on 10/17/2012 7:40:59 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: LS
673k to Rs, 654 to Ds. Romney doesn’t even need Is to break his way, just stay 50/50 and this is a win.

This data might provide an interesting sanity check on the polling distribution coming out of Colorado.

Independents = 30.69% Republicans = 34.54% Democrats = 33.54%

Oddly they state that 1,950,185 ballots were mailed out, but their distribution only adds up to 1,926,308. I guess the remaining 23,877 ballots are being sent to the local cemeteries.

[tinfoil hat] I wonder if the remaining 1.2% of ballots will be held in reserve if the election is close. [/tinfoil hat]
5 posted on 10/17/2012 7:44:10 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: SeekAndFind; LS; Perdogg; napscoordinator; God luvs America; nutmeg; SoFloFreeper; Ravi; ...

CO absentees, 673-654k so far. Rs killing it. WHAT THE HELL AM I MISSING? THIS IS THE SAME AS OH-—HOW ARE ANY OF THESE STATES CLOSE with these numbers? We aren’t even counting Is, and are assuming a 50/50 split. If they go even 1% for Romney these are all blowouts.


6 posted on 10/17/2012 7:45:09 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: catnipman

Has Colorado (or any other state) mailed out any military ballots yet ?


7 posted on 10/17/2012 7:49:11 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: LS

LS -

Where do you find data on Colorado absentees?


8 posted on 10/17/2012 7:49:56 PM PDT by mrs9x
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To: PA Engineer

Can you explain “polling distribution?” You mean the % breakdown of Rs/Ds/Is in recent polls?


9 posted on 10/17/2012 7:58:29 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: UCANSEE2

Ollie North said regardless of what’s reported in the news, the ballots are getting to the military in time to be included.


10 posted on 10/17/2012 7:59:28 PM PDT by StarFan
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To: mrs9x

Whoa! I assumed these were absentees!!! But they aren’t-—they are EARLY votes!! BETTER BETTER BETTER.


11 posted on 10/17/2012 8:00:06 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: PA Engineer

Could those 23,877 be registered members of minor parties? Just a thought.


12 posted on 10/17/2012 8:00:25 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: LS
We have to be careful with Co, in 2008 it was +1R.
13 posted on 10/17/2012 8:02:52 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: SeekAndFind; LS; Perdogg; napscoordinator; God luvs America; nutmeg; SoFloFreeper; Ravi; ...
Take it for what it's worth: I heard from a Tea Party leader, who heard from County Chairwoman/organizer, that the "magic number" they have now in OH to beat Obama is . . . 60,000 votes. That's right. They think they only have to get any combination now of a) R increased turnout; b) D flips; or c) Indie advantage that equals 60k.

That's down from our starting point of 268,000 just a month ago.

14 posted on 10/17/2012 8:05:33 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Perdogg

Not following: So on election day it should be +1 R and Rs lead by almost 20k votes already on early voting. What are you saying?


15 posted on 10/17/2012 8:07:30 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: LS
Can you explain “polling distribution?” You mean the % breakdown of Rs/Ds/Is in recent polls?

Yes.
16 posted on 10/17/2012 8:08:10 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: LS

Well, what I am saying is that in 2008 the turnout in CO was +1R, +7R in 2004. The GOTV needs to get to at least +4R to be safe.


17 posted on 10/17/2012 8:10:50 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: aposiopetic
Could those 23,877 be registered members of minor parties? Just a thought.

Don't know. I am assuming their unaffiliated category is based on Republican and Democrat.
18 posted on 10/17/2012 8:11:33 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: LS

Thanks.


19 posted on 10/17/2012 8:12:39 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: Perdogg

OOoooooh. You’re saying that even with +1 in 08 it went with ZEro? Yeah, but remember, I think 08 absolutely sui generis: NO Republicans are going to vote for ZEro this time around.


20 posted on 10/17/2012 8:19:10 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: LS

I don’t know what that means - a 60,000 vote differential via absentee ballots, early voters or on election day or in total?


21 posted on 10/17/2012 8:20:26 PM PDT by Dave W
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To: Dave W
It means that we lost in 08 by 265,000 total. Given the changes in absentee numbers, etc., we don't need to overcome 265,000 votes. Now, Rs think that if we get any combination of new voters/Dems flipped to vote for Romney/indies/ or more R turnout that totals 60k votes and hold everything else constant, we win.

This isn't tough at all. I think we'll see two counties, Warren and Hamilton, give us at least 30k gain over 08; and if Romney wins just 51% of Is, he wins the state by 3-4 points.

22 posted on 10/17/2012 8:25:15 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: UCANSEE2

“Has Colorado (or any other state) mailed out any military ballots yet ?”

I’m sorry, but I don’t know anything about military ballots.


23 posted on 10/17/2012 8:35:15 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: LS

Repubs are killing it in NC, almost 2 for every 1 Dem, but again I must point out that in mail-in absentees in 2008 we saw the exact same thing, and that Dems overcame it in-person. So while I hope you’re right about OH, I still don’t feel safe in drawing similar conclusions about NC from the numbers so far.


24 posted on 10/17/2012 8:46:08 PM PDT by MitchellC (President Evil: Redistribution)
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To: MitchellC

Yeah, each state is different. In OH Repubs own election day itself.


25 posted on 10/17/2012 8:50:01 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: StarFan
Ollie North said regardless of what’s reported in the news, the ballots are getting to the military in time to be included.

That is very good news.

26 posted on 10/17/2012 8:53:36 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: catnipman

I got mine as well. Will turn it in in person. I will leave nothing to chance. My daughter who goes to college in Nebraska is home on fall break-she will turn hers in before leaving this weekend. We need every vote this time


27 posted on 10/17/2012 8:53:47 PM PDT by Mom MD (T he country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: catnipman

Ballot came today. Will savor it tomorrow. Courthouse is about 6 blocks away.

Sweet.


28 posted on 10/17/2012 8:55:54 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: catnipman

I did the same thing.

Voted straight R, and NO on everything else, including all tax increases - and NO on retention of the judges.


29 posted on 10/17/2012 8:56:36 PM PDT by flamberge (What next?)
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To: mrs9x

These are not absentees. In Colorado you have the option of being a permanent mail in voter. Some of our elections are done only by mail In ballots and you have the option of doing mail in for every election. A great many Colorado voters have chosen this option, and the ballots were mailed on 10/15. They can be mailed back or dropped in person at specified sites


30 posted on 10/17/2012 8:58:13 PM PDT by Mom MD (T he country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: catnipman

Got mine today! I’d vote already, but I gotta check out the judges and the rest of the local initiatives.


31 posted on 10/17/2012 9:01:43 PM PDT by cookcounty ("When I speak, I say what I mean and I mean what I say!" ---Joe Biden, 10/11/2012)
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To: aposiopetic
"Could those 23,877 be registered members of minor parties? Just a thought.

Hmmm, yeah, the Tancredo 3rd party deal, in which Tancredo, running for Governor on a 3rd Party ticket(at the last minute after the GOP candidate turned out to be a total flake) and took 2nd place....hmmm.

32 posted on 10/17/2012 9:06:40 PM PDT by cookcounty ("When I speak, I say what I mean and I mean what I say!" ---Joe Biden, 10/11/2012)
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To: catnipman

Me too. I really don’t want to trust my ballot with USPS. I hand deliver mine, thank you!


33 posted on 10/17/2012 9:11:35 PM PDT by averagemo
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To: mrs9x

You might find a starting point at the Secretary of State web site: https://www.sos.state.co.us/voter-classic/secuRegVoterIntro.do


34 posted on 10/17/2012 9:11:58 PM PDT by ColoradoTim (Colorado Absentees)
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To: Mom MD

Yes, please hand-deliver.

Some nast Post Office worker working in GOP-dominant precincts can simply ditch a couple bags worth, knowing that MOST of the “lost” ballots will be GOP ballots.


35 posted on 10/17/2012 9:12:32 PM PDT by cookcounty ("When I speak, I say what I mean and I mean what I say!" ---Joe Biden, 10/11/2012)
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To: cookcounty

Don’t worry.... I’m leaving nothing to chance!


36 posted on 10/17/2012 9:14:48 PM PDT by Mom MD (T he country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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To: cookcounty

“but I gotta check out the judges and the rest of the local initiatives.”

As a rule of thumb, if you vote NO on all taxes and initiatives you’ll be doing the right thing. That said, I did read the blue book and it did confirm that NO votes were the only way to go in my neck of the woods.

I didn’t vote at all on the judges because I had no good way to easily judge them and was too lazy to research. I suppose I may have passed up a good opportunity to protest against some lib judges, but to my knowledge there haven’t been any horribly outrageous rulings lately, so I wasn’t terribly motivated. I do admire your conviction to make the effort to figure out what to do about the judges.


37 posted on 10/18/2012 7:18:34 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: StarFan
Ollie North said regardless of what’s reported in the news, the ballots are getting to the military in time to be included.

That's odd.

What does he have to say about THIS ?

Military ballots still AWOL as states fail to mail

Jurisdictions in Vermont, Michigan, Mississippi and Wisconsin have failed to mail absentee ballots to military members by the Sept. 22, 2012, deadline established by the [Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment] Act.

38 posted on 10/18/2012 10:20:12 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: catnipman

Then I would be remiss if I allowed you to stay uninformed.

Military ballots still AWOL as states fail to mail
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2945338/posts

Jurisdictions in Vermont, Michigan, Mississippi and Wisconsin have failed to mail absentee ballots to military members by the Sept. 22, 2012, deadline established by the [Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment] Act.


39 posted on 10/18/2012 10:22:35 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: UCANSEE2
This is quite upsetting as obviously Ollie believes otherwise. Following the link to the Army Magazine, a responder had this to say:

"This year, however, the military can vote by the Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot if they don't get their ballots sent out on time--and this year the states must accept them. Many states allow return of ballots via e-mail and fax. Let your friends in the military know how to vote this way. Go to www.getoutthevet.com and press the vote tab for instructions and links to websites where this can be done. CAPT Ben Brink, USN (Ret. K

It is essential we spread the word asap.

40 posted on 10/19/2012 9:15:42 AM PDT by StarFan
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