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Republicans point to early vote gains in Ohio
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Posted on 10/18/2012 11:14:02 PM PDT by Arthurio

Middleburg Heights, Ohio (CNN) - They got smoked in the early voting game in 2008, but this time around Republicans are closing the gap with Democrats.

Most observers here expect the early vote to tilt toward President Barack Obama, as it did in 2008. The Obama campaign has worked overtime to get their supporters to vote early and successfully sued the Ohio secretary of state to keep early voting locations open through the weekend preceding Election Day.

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Since early and absentee voting began on October 2, more than 1.4 million Ohio voters have voted or requested an absentee ballot. Almost a third of Ohio voted early in 2008, and Democrats expect that number to be even higher in 2012.

But Republicans have polished their early vote operation since 2008.

Four years ago, Democrats made up about 42% of the early and absentee vote while Republicans made up 22% - a dismal 20-point deficit that contributed to Sen. John McCain's defeat in Ohio.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; 2012swingstates; oh2012

1 posted on 10/18/2012 11:14:12 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio
A spectacular view of the interior of Haleakala National Park, ride through multiple ecosystems and past sugar cane and pineapple fields.

Romney is going to win!

2 posted on 10/19/2012 12:19:46 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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When Ohio is called for Romney on election night a visit to Dummyland will feature big-time fireworks on display. They have been claiming Ohio is a slam dunk for the “chosen one”.

Make your reservations early!


3 posted on 10/19/2012 2:23:22 AM PDT by cgbg (No bailouts for New York and California. Let them eat debt.)
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To: LS; Ravi; Jet Jaguar

Ping.


4 posted on 10/19/2012 3:29:28 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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Key stat here: GOP in EARLY voting pulling over 5% more from indies. At the current rates, without any advantage from Is, Romney wins OH. With this rate of Indies, it should be a 3-5 point Romney victory.


5 posted on 10/19/2012 3:49:52 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: Arthurio

we’re going to know around 10 pm est that Obama is gone. Early returns will show him in trouble in more states that anyone thought possible.


6 posted on 10/19/2012 4:11:37 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: SeekAndFind; LS; Perdogg; napscoordinator; God luvs America; nutmeg; SoFloFreeper; Ravi; ...

Poll Ping.


7 posted on 10/19/2012 9:05:04 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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Key stat: R getting 5% more than Zero from Indies. Combined with vote turnout differential, that’s the od ball game. I can’t read I any other way.


8 posted on 10/20/2012 4:08:14 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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