Skip to comments.Democrat Mayor: Obama Losing Early Voting in Wisconsin
Posted on 10/31/2012 3:10:57 PM PDT by Justaham
Denver, Colorado, Mayor Michael Hancock went off-script at a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, rally yesterday when he told a crowd of Obama supporters, "If the election was held today, President Barack Obama would lose the state of Wisconsin because where his base is, we have not turned out the vote early."
Of course, when pressed on it, Hancock took it back and said, We expect clearly that President Obama will win the state of Wisconsin. The Obama campaign disputed Hancock's statement outright, "[T]he numbers we are seeing do not back up his assessment that our base is not turning out.
When you're talking about Obama's base, you're talking about the liberal stronghold of Madison and the City of Milwaukee -- which has a large black population. As of October 30, with the shortened early voting window, early voting in Milwaukee was about half of where it was in 2008:
According to City of Milwaukee election officials, 16,449 early votes have been cast in-person as of Sunday night. Government Accountability Board data shows that the City of Milwaukee had 31,974 early votes cast in-person for the 2008 cycle. During the recall election earlier this year, when political energy was arguably even higher than it is now (Wisconsin is suffering from election fatigue), early voting was most intense in the first few days of the early voting period, tailing off to a reduced but steady stream days before the period ended.
Neil Albrecht, executive director of the City of Milwaukee Election Commission, predicted to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that in-person early voting would exceed 2008 levels if the current rate keeps up.
Albrecht's prediction rings a little hollow with only a few days left that don't include a weekend, but you never know.
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Based on what I have been following Romney will win WI, OH, PA, VA, FL, VA, MI. There I said it.
The Dims motivate their base by saying their guy is losing...the GOP motivates its base by saying their guy is going to win in a landslide.
You forgot IA, NH and CO
Yes, I did. Correction wonderfully noted.
Did we think at this point that Wisconsin would be in play for our side, and PA and possibly MI?? If they’re in play, OH is definitely going our way - but Romney is making sure in the last few days that it doesn’t slip away. Smart.
There I said it.
You are listening to Mark Levin right now aren’t you?
no problem they just have to recalibrate the voting machines like they did in NC and Ohio Press mitt get the Obama clown.
You guys also forgot AK, MT, ND, SD, WY, NE, TX, OK, MS, LA, AL, GA, SC, TN, KY, WV and I’m sure I left a few out. It’s going to be a rout.
Shouldn’t this mayor be keeping his trap shut about early-voting results?
“If the election was held today, President Barack Obama would lose the state of Wisconsin because where his base is, we have not turned out the vote early...DOH!!!!”
Actually no. Did I channel him? LOL.
I’m sitting in my recording studio fussing watching Fox News.
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hold on now
Early vote lagging in Milwaukee
FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.
The mayor of Denver CO is named Hickenlooper.
This is the second time the name has been wrong. Or is it the city they have wrong?
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