Skip to comments.Virginia Early Voting Tallies Show Trouble for Obama (Cook Political Report data)
Posted on 10/24/2012 1:05:44 PM PDT by TonyInOhio
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Check the spreadsheet and all will be well
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.
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
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
If this turns in to a 2010-style blowout, the Big Media got some ‘splainin to do....
I think Rs should take advantage of OFA’s offer of a ride to the polls, then go in and vote for Romey.
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.
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.
Or sitting this one out, which is essentially a vote for Romney.
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!
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.
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.
“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.
I’m sure by early voting they are talking about absentee ballots.
Colin Powell just endorsed Obama which menas NOW he’s going to CRUSh Romney....../sarc
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.
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.