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Virginia Early Voting Tallies Show Trouble for Obama (Cook Political Report data)
Dave Wasserman of Cook Political Report | 10/24/12 | TonyInOhio

Posted on 10/24/2012 1:05:44 PM PDT by TonyInOhio

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To: woweeitsme

Check the spreadsheet and all will be well


51 posted on 10/24/2012 4:23:00 PM PDT by Ravi
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To: TonyInOhio

I would exercise some caution over Virginia. On the plus side, I see some signs in liberal households of split votes (e.g. houses with Kaine signs but no Obama sign). But the ability of Obama’s troops to turn out should not be underestimated. Planned Parenthood is playing ads nearly nonstop, e.g. on WMZQ, a country music station, bashing the crap out of Romney (our tax money at work). The news radio station (largest audience in the region) does daily interviews with Politico to bash Republicans. Tonight they did a special segment on the Indiana candidate who commented on rape. This is in their prime segment (5:22PM) and will be replayed several times overnight and tomorrow AM. My mailbox contains an endless supply of Obama funded glossies. It is both depressing listening to that crap but encouraging that they are doing so poorly despite their barrage.


52 posted on 10/24/2012 4:24:13 PM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: wolfman23601
Where do you live in VA? I know in-person absentee voting exists because I voted already. I am a poll observer who has witnessed the voting since last Wednesday. If you tell me where you live, I will give you the location of the in person absentee ballot polling sites.

You are the one full of crap.

53 posted on 10/24/2012 4:28:51 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar; rzzzzz

I’m in an exurb of Wash DC out in VA. I will be voting early (as I have done before). It’s just a matter of showing up, showing ID, voting. No big deal


54 posted on 10/24/2012 4:31:16 PM PDT by SoftballMominVA
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To: wolfman23601
VA Absentee voting--go to the bottom of the page

Casting In-Person Absentee Ballot:

• Call your General Registrar's office for location or locations of In Person Absentee voting sites.

• An absentee application must be completed before casting a ballot.

• Acceptable voter identification must be provided.

• If all of the above is completed, you will then be allowed to cast an absentee ballot.

55 posted on 10/24/2012 4:36:12 PM PDT by kabar
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To: TonyInOhio

I’m glad to hear this but I don’t understand why heavy early voting from one party or another is necessarily good or bad sign. If someone could explain I would appreciate it.


56 posted on 10/24/2012 5:03:36 PM PDT by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: TonyInOhio

Not happening in OH. Epic fail so far. Look at Montgomery Co. #s I posted earlier: 2008, 10,400 early votes 2012, 2,200. Now, even if you give ALL those to the Ds, they’re down 80%.


57 posted on 10/24/2012 5:12:54 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: TonyInOhio

I voted yesterday along with my wife. We are in Loudoun county and there was a steady stream of voters. I’d say that most were Romney voters.


58 posted on 10/24/2012 5:25:45 PM PDT by Hero
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To: kabar

I live in Newport News, but I have no interest in voting early even if I could. I have no excuse, won’t lie, and frankly feel my vote has a better chance of counting by voting with my paper ballot going through the machine at my precinct anyway. Anyone who votes early without a true excuse is committing fraud IMO. I don’t care what the dems do or what the state law says. The constitution is quite clear on “election day”.


59 posted on 10/24/2012 5:50:14 PM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: perez24
Early voting has long been a Dem strategy to get their base out. They don't wait for one day, election day, to ensure that their people vote. Too many things can happen like personal emergencies, unplanned travel, illness, the weather, etc. It also gives them more time to commit election fraud.

The GOP, the Stupid Party, finally woke up to discover that they should do the same thing. In 2008 the Dems clobbered the Reps in early voting--40% of the votes are cast before election day. Now it appears so far that the Dems ground game is not as good as 2008, i.e., they are not getting out as many of their base to vote early. The GOP is doing much better than 2008, which shows they are learning their lesson and they appear to be much more motivated.

So heavy early voting is a good indicator of how the race may be going and it could be a good or bad sign depending upon the relative numbers. So far, the GOP is exceeding its 2008 numbers while the Dems are under performing. In 2008, John McCain received more votes than Obama on election day. But Obama won by 10 million votes, much of them cast prior to election day.

60 posted on 10/24/2012 5:52:06 PM PDT by kabar
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To: wolfman23601
Do whatever your conscience dictates. In 2008 18% of the vote in VA was by absentee ballot, most of it in person. This year it will be much higher because Reps want to win and they are voting early absentee in person voting. The stakes are very high. The Constitution will become a meaningless scrap of paper if we have four more years of Obama and two or more new SCOTUS justices. We are in a vicious street fight with the fate of the nation in the balance. I want my vote to count even if I should die between now and election day. And I have not committed fraud.

And don't tell me or anyone reading this thread that there is no early in-person absentee balloting in VA. That is a bald faced lie and only helps the other side. Get informed and engaged.

61 posted on 10/24/2012 6:03:49 PM PDT by kabar
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To: RKBA Democrat

If this turns in to a 2010-style blowout, the Big Media got some ‘splainin to do....


62 posted on 10/24/2012 6:04:37 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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63 posted on 10/24/2012 6:07:35 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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To: RKBA Democrat

I think Rs should take advantage of OFA’s offer of a ride to the polls, then go in and vote for Romey.


64 posted on 10/24/2012 6:13:10 PM PDT by EDINVA (I)
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To: Defender3

If you have a relative with dementia you need to see if they are registered. If that “nice nurse” or whatever is “helping them vote” you need to file charges.


65 posted on 10/24/2012 6:33:14 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: TonyInOhio; SeekAndFind; LS; Perdogg; napscoordinator; God luvs America; nutmeg; SoFloFreeper; ...

Poll ping.


66 posted on 10/24/2012 6:35:56 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: TonyInOhio

I’m seeing this with some co-workers who were all excited about voting for Zero in 2008. They’re saying that they and their liberal friends are sitting this one out. Works for me. I’m guessing that they can’t bring themselves to vote for Romney, so they’re going to do it in their own way.


67 posted on 10/24/2012 9:45:58 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: OpusatFR
I was told by some that they cannot vote for Romney but won’t vote for Obama hence the third party votes.

Or sitting this one out, which is essentially a vote for Romney.

68 posted on 10/24/2012 9:50:58 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: wolfman23601

I can also attest that early voting is underway in Virginia. We have been scheduling poll watchers at the local Government Center, where the machines are in use.

It might be a bit confusing, because it is technically absentee voting in person (i.e. only supposed to be for folks who can’t make it on election day - travelling, working, etc,)

As a practical matter, even though you have to give a reason, it it easy to do, there are many reasons to choose from on the form, and nobody challenges any claim given.

In the past, I have made honest mistakes on this forum, and got called a liar, which really offended me. This is an area which is confusing enough to lead honest people to misunderstand or disagree unwittingly with those whom they agree with fundamentally.

So let’s share a little love, and get that vote out.

Obama Must Be Defeated!


69 posted on 10/24/2012 11:40:27 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: wolfman23601

Dear Wolfman,

I took the poll watcher training in Fairfax County, and one of the ladies attending had experience locally in supervising elections over several years. Her opinion was that it was more reliable to vote early on the machine as opposed to the paper ballot, because they can invalidate or “lose” the paper ballots.

The machines that they use in Fairfax (I don’t know if it is statewide) can print out a paper record of each vote, and the software coding is done locally, and verified by the Government (Virginia is an IT hotbed). She took part in verifying the machines prior to voting, and seemed very confident of their procedures and safeguards.


70 posted on 10/24/2012 11:51:56 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: tcrlaf

I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I feel something in the air. Its just too danged quiet out there. I know the rabble-rousing Democrats are making a lot of noise, but there’s just something in the atmosphere bubbling beneath the surface. Maybe its the Tea Party just walking softly and carrying a ballot????

There are many RR signs here in my area, but we are typically a red area anyway, but very few OB signs. Its just so eerie.


71 posted on 10/25/2012 2:10:04 AM PDT by Catsrus (Ma)
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To: tcrlaf

“If this turns in to a 2010-style blowout, the Big Media got some ‘splainin to do....”

The leftmedia never explains itself or apologizes. It just changes the subject.


72 posted on 10/25/2012 3:08:11 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Leftists are the small hive beetles of the American hive)
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To: kabar

Makes sense...thanks.


73 posted on 10/25/2012 3:39:06 AM PDT by perez24 (Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap.)
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To: wolfman23601

I’m sure by early voting they are talking about absentee ballots.


74 posted on 10/25/2012 4:50:25 AM PDT by Lacey2
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To: TonyInOhio

Colin Powell just endorsed Obama which menas NOW he’s going to CRUSh Romney....../sarc


75 posted on 10/25/2012 4:54:46 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Wingy
ow be aware, we are going to vote Romney but where is the GOTV for the R's?

Waiting anxiously for committed volunteers like you to show the F up in the local campaign office to go knock on doors, probably.

The good news is that the Obama campaign is so disorganized and chaotic there that they're doing the same job in the same Republican neighborhood at least twice. And remember, just because an Obama volunteer gives you a ride the the polls doesn't mean you have to vote for Obama.

76 posted on 10/25/2012 11:21:10 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: wolfman23601

My wife and I voted in Alexandria last night. We qualified for in-person absentee voting because both of us will be out of the state on 11/6/12. We filled out our ballots and actually fed them into the ballot box/scanning machine.

There are probably 15 different categories of excuses that will qualify one as eligible to do in person absentee voting.

It isn’t pure “early voting”, but many people are taking advantage of this system.


77 posted on 10/26/2012 6:24:44 PM PDT by nd76
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