Skip to comments.Ohio Absentees
Posted on 09/29/2016 10:48:40 AM PDT by LS
On September 26, Ohio Secretary of State John Husted announced that this year's OH absentee requests stood at 805,844. This was more than 82,000 more than requested in 2004. (Ohio's population fell by 24,000 since then!)
As of yet, we don't know what the returns are, but in 2012 they were 93% of mailed absentee requests were returned, and those that included walk in absentee requests reached 95% total. Overall, 1,966,308 absentees were mailed in OH in 2012, over 1/3 of the total.
Now, we don't yet know who voted, but we will soon. I have a source who knows the actual voters from a key county who can give us a percentage breakdown of who voted, which is a good extrapolation from all OH.
Meanwhile, a well-placed elections official in OH tells me that over the years Ohioans have gotten more comfortable with absentee voting and that's a good thing because "our down ballot candidates, judges, commissioners, tend to do much better on absentees than in person." Normally he said a judge's vote will go up 8-10% on absentee ballots over walk-ins.
Asked about fraud in Ohio, a former GOP official noted that he isn't that concerned, that there is some, but the very diffuse precinct system makes widespread fraud difficult. Asked about the challenge of "early voting" (as opposed to absentee) he said he did not expect this would be the level that we saw in 2008 and 2012. The "Souls to the Polls" movement, he thought, would not be generating the heavy black turnout that appeared before. He cited the relatively LOW interest in the Dem primary, where despite the hoopla, turnout was low.
We'll know more next week, but I think the results will be very encouraging and, even without wondering how many Ds will vote R or undecideds will "break," I think we'll see very strong indications of a great Trump performance among absentees.
I agree. I’m from Jax originally. N FL will go solidly for Trump. He’s well known in S Fl and IMO the Cuban enclave is so pizzed at the Dems for renewing relations with Cuba he will get that vote too.
The I-4 corridor around Orlando is libtard and fraud central in FL. That’s where we need a lot of poll watchers.
What’s important about this data is that GOP GAINED 3,000 absentee requests overnight. It was 140,000 just a couple of days ago, now the margin is 143,100+
This will be a blowout.
I also think FL is going to go Trump very significantly. My nephew who is 36 has not voted since 2008 and he’s all in for Trump.
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