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Early voting surge suggests Democratic push pays off in Iowa
CNN ^

Posted on 10/27/2012 6:51:06 PM PDT by frogjerk

(CNN) -- More than two million Americans have already cast ballots for president less than three weeks before Election Day with a substantial number coming in the battleground state of Iowa.

The state, which holds six key electoral votes, is on pace to exceed the 1.5 million votes cast early in 2008 -- a trend that is not lost on either political party.

While both parties are investing resources in early voting, Democrats' push to turn out voters -- and in particular young voters in Iowa -- could be paying off.

Early numbers, which are updated daily, show that almost 20% more registered Democrats than registered Republicans have voted so far.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 2012swingstates; bho2012; earlyvoting; election; ia2012; iowa
How accurate is this report from Communist News Network?
1 posted on 10/27/2012 6:51:12 PM PDT by frogjerk
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To: frogjerk

Desperation. Trying to wake up their zombies.


2 posted on 10/27/2012 6:53:13 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: frogjerk

Heard this tonight but the person that told me couldn’t give the source.

This early voting garbage makes me nervous.


3 posted on 10/27/2012 6:53:27 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: frogjerk

In Iowa, I set 60k hurdle for total pre-election day ballots. I feel, based on historical data, GOP can catch up 60k on election day.— Adrian Gray (@adrian_gray) October 27, 2012



Iowa: Dems up 77k in requests, 57k in ballots.GOP wants 60k or less (D's always win early votes, R's win election day). Very close in IA.— Adrian Gray (@adrian_gray) October 27, 2012



Just an anecdote...but more and more polls being reported "if true"— Adrian Gray (@adrian_gray) October 28, 2012


4 posted on 10/27/2012 6:56:03 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: frogjerk
If the GOP succeeds this election we win a few more years to straighten things out.

If the liberals win this they guarantee the extinction of the US as a world leader and free country, and the scum in the free media are the authors of their own demise.

5 posted on 10/27/2012 6:56:56 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: CommieCutter

They do this every election. The whole reason the Dems pushed this early voting scheme was because they need as many days as possible to get their lazy ass voters to the polls. They always run way ahead in early voting and always spin it as a big victory when it is meaningless.


6 posted on 10/27/2012 6:59:00 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: frogjerk

“How accurate is this report from Communist News Network?”
__________________________________________

Anything posted on FR, citing CNN, should have a warning label.
How can any FReeper even tune in to the Commies?
Thank God, I can not get CNN or PMSNBC....FOX is all I need.


7 posted on 10/27/2012 7:00:19 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: frogjerk

well they are talking requests for absentee ballots. they give no indication of any returns....because they shouldn’t have any yet.


8 posted on 10/27/2012 7:01:31 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: frogjerk

Vote early, vote on election day, they still only count as one vote. You can’t escape fate either way!


9 posted on 10/27/2012 7:06:30 PM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: frogjerk

I had tacos tonight for dinner which indicates to me that Romney has Iowa in the bag.


10 posted on 10/27/2012 7:07:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: frogjerk

How certain are we that all these Democrats are voting for Obama? It seems to me that many Democrats are as anxious to see Obama go as we are. The Dems just might have pushed their own party members to race to the polls to vote against Obama.


11 posted on 10/27/2012 7:10:25 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: frogjerk

Big deal. Lot more Dems gonna be voting Pubbie Than the other way around.


12 posted on 10/27/2012 7:15:31 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: frogjerk

one thing far to many people forget is the number of democrats and indys taht want to vote Obambi OUT!! I read a story about a woman that hosted kids working the phones and walking the neighborhoods - she it voting NO to four more years...ealry too.


13 posted on 10/27/2012 7:26:15 PM PDT by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: frogjerk

It could actually be true and still be bad news to the Dems.. Early voting works great if it is NEW VOTERS, and not your solid base which will vote as predicted..

Whoever brings out an unlikely voter, has the edge.. Early voters are warnings signals that enthusiasm is in your favor and very encouraging and likely to win in the end..


14 posted on 10/27/2012 7:26:27 PM PDT by carlo3b (Less Government, more Fiber..)
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To: frogjerk
This McDonald guy runs the George Mason absentee vote project and when we started showing stunning gains in OH counties he had to rush up a "disclaimer" saying th numbers didn't mean what it was obvious they meant. He writes for HuffPo.

I don't get the 20% lead. If it's 20 over th GOP #, that would be a 36-30 lead. They can't mean 20 point lead cause it's only 15.

At any rate, note that as bet I can tell they ar talking about requests and not returned ballots--very important.

15 posted on 10/27/2012 7:26:48 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: frogjerk
This McDonald guy runs the George Mason absentee vote project and when we started showing stunning gains in OH counties he had to rush up a "disclaimer" saying th numbers didn't mean what it was obvious they meant. He writes for HuffPo.

I don't get the 20% lead. If it's 20 over th GOP #, that would be a 36-30 lead. They can't mean 20 point lead cause it's only 15.

At any rate, note that as best I can tell they are talking about requests and not returned ballots--very important.

16 posted on 10/27/2012 7:27:35 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: q_an_a

Exactly! Not every Dem wants Obama re-elected. Someone retweeted a post from someone who has always voted Dem and for the first time ever will be voting Republican


17 posted on 10/27/2012 7:38:54 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: frogjerk

Yep, they Democrat strategy was so effective that the biggest newspaper in the state endorsed a Republican for the first time since Richard Nixon....


18 posted on 10/27/2012 7:42:38 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: frogjerk

Republicans cannot wait to get rid of Barry


19 posted on 10/27/2012 7:47:57 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: frogjerk
Early voting surge suggests Democratic push pays off in Iowa

Saying it DOES NOT make it so.

I sense they're trying to influence the 217 viewers who still watch CNN.

20 posted on 10/27/2012 7:51:53 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: frogjerk

One advantage Republicans will have in Iowa is their overall lead on Democrats in voter registration.

As of August, there were nearly 621,000 registered Republicans and about 602,000 Democrats. Both were outnumbered by the more than 666,000 voters not aligned with a political party.

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/9703672ccf404cc48c63c7442f90e427/IA—Voter-Registration-Iowa


21 posted on 10/27/2012 7:55:47 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: bigbob
Here's an anecdotal story for ya.

I go to meetings regularly in an office building here in Eastern Iowa. A good part of the 2nd floor is home to a Iowa Democratic Party office.

They have been running a phone bank up there for get out the vote. Over the last few months the parking lot was always fairly full. I noticed that the parking lot was getting less and less full over the last two weeks. All of a sudden, last Thursday, I noticed that the parking lot was full again. But then I noticed something peculiar. Out of state plates. There were license plates from North Carolina, Virginia, Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, etc.

I don't know for a fact, but my guess is that they've “used up” all of the local talent and have been forced to draw in volunteers from other states to work the phones.

22 posted on 10/27/2012 8:04:25 PM PDT by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: frogjerk

I just read that the Des Moines Register was going to announce endorsement of Mitt Romney. First time in 40 years for a Republican endorsement!


23 posted on 10/27/2012 8:28:17 PM PDT by Bahama Mama (FReeper in Paradise)
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To: CommieCutter
This early voting garbage makes me nervous.

Without it, how would you know how many votes you are going to need to produce on election day?

24 posted on 10/27/2012 9:04:36 PM PDT by fso301
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To: frogjerk

“How accurate is this report from Communist News Network?”


See for yourself at:
http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2012/general/absenteestats.pdf

2012 Absentee stats (Party registration & ballots received)
D: 192,435 (45.5%)
R: 135,091 (31.9%)
I: 95,586 (22.6%)

Absentee registration for 2008:
http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2008/08StatReportStatewide.pdf

2008 Absentee stats (Party registration & ballots received)
D: 250104 (45.8%)
R: 156986 (28.8%)
I: 138328 (25.4%)


25 posted on 10/27/2012 9:24:05 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: frogjerk; All
A messege to those who plan to vote 'third party' or 'Sit this one out':

“Surely, my fellow Americans understand that they have only ONE chance to remove a communist cabal from power peacefully. That chance is November 6, 2012… Who can afford to focus on anything else?

No true Patriot will be sitting out the election at home this time. No decent American will sit on the sidelines in some futile 3rd party fantasy or protest. There is simply too much at stake.

We currently have a known enemy of our nation residing in the people’s White House. The people didn’t have the good sense to stop it in 2008. The courts didn’t have the courage to stop it or rectify the disaster after the 2008 election. Congress hasn’t had the backbone to correct the fraud and hold all accountable, even after the 2010 cycle that swept so-called Tea Party candidates into political power. Not even state governments have the honor and courage to block a known fraud from appearing on the ballot again in 2012.

That means that righting the greatest wrong ever perpetrated in American politics is left to the American people alone. They will get ONE CHANCE to end this charade, peacefully, on November 6th. If they fail to end it peacefully, they will be left with only a Second Amendment solution. There is no other solution at that point.

When did communism become an American Dream for some? A long time ago… When the American people allowed it.

When did the communist dream become acceptable to the rest of America? Only YOU can answer this one, on November 6th, 2012.

No American can afford to sit this one out or play childish games with fantasy candidates. — Removing this criminal communist cabal from power is the ONLY relevant issue of the 2012 election. Only a traitor, a coward or a fool would tell you any different!”

JB Williams

http://www.newswithviews.com/JBWilliams/williams211.htm

J.B Williams is a prominent Conservative writer who writes for Canada Free Press among others.

26 posted on 10/27/2012 9:28:45 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: frogjerk

Bush lost to Gore and beat Kerry by less than 1% in Iowa. The state will be close, but likely to go for Obama.

2004 Iowa absentee stats:
http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2004/general/2004StatewideStats.pdf

2004 Absentee party registration:
D: 193,766 (42.1%)
R: 141,196 (30.7%)
I: 125,097 (27.2%)


27 posted on 10/27/2012 9:32:47 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: frogjerk

The mother lode of historical Iowa voter stats:
http://sos.iowa.gov/elections/results/index.html


28 posted on 10/27/2012 9:33:27 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: frogjerk

Des Moines Register has not endorsed a Republican since Nixon.

They endorsed Romney:
http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20121027/OPINION03/121026026/The-Register-endorsement-Mitt-Romney-offers-a-fresh-economic-vision?Frontpage&nclick_check=1

Endorsements dont matter.
But GOTV doesnt matter either if the other guy has majority support. Help GOTV for Republicans.


29 posted on 10/27/2012 10:28:31 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: skeeter

Your post #5 is very true.

Someone (a blogger, a talk radio host, I can’t remember who) said that this election is the least exit ramp if we want to save the United States.


30 posted on 10/27/2012 11:26:31 PM PDT by MplsSteve (General Mills is pro-gay marriage! Boycott their products!)
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To: frogjerk

That really doesn’t mean anything. In the beginning I was a registered Dem, but I always voted Republican. Made the DNC nuts :D


31 posted on 10/27/2012 11:55:43 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: frogjerk

Dems beat GOP by 18% in early voting in 2008 at present it is 13.6% and getting closer by the day.


32 posted on 10/28/2012 12:09:27 AM PDT by sunmars
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To: frogjerk
Early numbers, which are updated daily, show that almost 20% more registered Democrats than registered Republicans have voted so far.

I guess the real question would be, "Is there an indication that the Republicans, who haven't voted yet, won't vote on election day?"

33 posted on 10/28/2012 5:27:47 AM PDT by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: frogjerk
Anything from CNN must be taken as pro-Obama news. I don't watch the CNN channel and should give up any written news either. What a shame as CNN was a true news source 30+ years ago. Now it is just another political outlet like MSNBC, etc.
34 posted on 10/28/2012 5:41:56 AM PDT by 2010Freeper
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To: frogjerk

Here’s a couple things to keep in mind regarding Iowa’s early voting. On day one of early voting, all 99 counties had the Dems hosting breakfasts and they all went in and voted together. That gave them the huge early lead. Since then, we have had one-day polling stations pop up at strange locations. NPR has a story on this. A Mexican grocery store hosted a one-day satellite polling location. There will be 53 satellite locations open on college campuses. The celebrities and musicians that promote Obama then get the students to vote at the one-day locations.

Even so, Repubs are gaining on Dems each day during early voting here in Iowa.


35 posted on 10/28/2012 9:01:15 AM PDT by Brent Calvert 03969-030
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To: trebb
I guess the real question would be, "Is there an indication that the Republicans, who haven't voted yet, won't vote on election day?"

Not that I have noticed.

36 posted on 10/28/2012 9:21:34 AM PDT by !1776!
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To: Brent Calvert 03969-030
Here’s a couple things to keep in mind regarding Iowa’s early voting. On day one of early voting, all 99 counties had the Dems hosting breakfasts and they all went in and voted together. That gave them the huge early lead. Since then, we have had one-day polling stations pop up at strange locations. NPR has a story on this. A Mexican grocery store hosted a one-day satellite polling location. There will be 53 satellite locations open on college campuses. The celebrities and musicians that promote Obama then get the students to vote at the one-day locations.

Even so, Repubs are gaining on Dems each day during early voting here in Iowa.

Do you recall if they did the same thing in 2008?

37 posted on 10/28/2012 3:42:53 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Zhang Fei

I don’t remember about 2008.

These satellite locations only require 100 petition signatures for each specific location. These voting booths are all used at political events, almost exclusively by Democrats. The Mexican grocery store booth was there when “Latinos For Obama” had a presentation. Bruce Springsteen played one day for Obama at ISU and then directed all the students into the satellite voting booth.


38 posted on 10/28/2012 3:57:51 PM PDT by Brent Calvert 03969-030
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