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  • Early Voting A Poor Predictor Of Final Results

    11/04/2016 9:58:05 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 49 replies
    RCP ^ | 11-2-16 | Sean Trende
    As we wind down this election, we begin to hear the familiar chime: The election is over and/or can be predicted because of what we see in the early vote. Don’t buy it. While we might be able to make some broad projections based upon early voting – maybe – we’re more likely to substitute our own judgments and arbitrary intuitions for actual results.
  • Long lines, hour wait due to problems at Kenner (Louisiana) early voting site

    10/25/2016 10:08:55 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 20 replies
    WWLTV ^ | 11:00 AM. CDT October 25, 2016
    KENNER, La. -- Folks in Kenner who hoped to avoid the lines by voting early have been waiting up to an hour due to internet issues.The early voting location on Minor Street near Rivertown started experiencing issues with the machines as early as 8:55 a.m. this morning, according to a voter in line.The Jefferson Parish Registrar of Voters staff is being forced to manually verify voters.Eric Miller, owner of Miller Foto in Harahan, was waiting in line when the internet error occurred."Typically, voting at the Kenner location is smooth, but today they were totally unprepared for the computer outage," Miller...
  • Early voting in Louisiana begins today with long lines

    10/25/2016 9:56:15 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 16 replies
    WBRZ ^ | 10/25/16 | Alicia Serrano
    Early voting begins Tuesday for Louisianians eligible to vote in the 2016 Presidential Election. Early voting begins Tuesday, Oct. 25 and continues through Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily excluding Sunday, Oct. 30. There were long lines when early voting locations opened. At one location in Ascension Parish, as many as 300 people showed up first thing Tuesday. Half-hour to hour waits were common across the area Tuesday morning.
  • I just filled out my early voting ballot.

    10/22/2016 2:40:05 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 31 replies
    10-22-2016 | Jeff Chandler
    Funny. I have been voting since 1976 and this is first time I have been nervous.
  • Clinton camp hopes Florida officials will extend voter registration amid Hurricane Matthew

    10/06/2016 1:32:43 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 6, 2016 | Seth McLaughlin
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is urging officials in Florida to extend the state’s voter registration deadline in response to Hurricane Matthew.“The one thing we are hoping and expecting is that officials in Florida will adapt deadlines to account for the storm,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said Thursday. “The voter registration deadline in Florida is Oct. 11 and our hope would be that a little bit more time would be given for people who were expecting to be able to get registered before the election.”“We certainly expect that the governor and local officials will make that possible,” he said.
  • WOW! Trump Breaks Early Voting Record In Florida: National Landslide Looms

    09/25/2016 10:45:29 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 82 replies
    In 2016, that domination has been reversed, as Donald Trump is now poised to carry the critical battleground state. Check out the numbers below, and remember, Trump also dominates the share of Independent votes as well, meaning he likely already has a 200,00+ vote lead over Hillary in Florida. If these trends hold, Donald Trump and his millions of supporters will be very pleased come Election Day. Read more at http://dcwhispers.com/wow-trump-breaks-early-voting-record-florida-national-landslide-looms/#Dvp1sYPWlpGOi5Jz.99
  • Some voting happens well before Election Day

    08/22/2016 8:27:28 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    AP ^ | August 22, 2016 | GARY D. ROBERTSON
    <p>N.C. AP Voters in tightly contested North Carolina have seen the presidential candidates and their surrogates a lot this summer.</p> <p>What helps make the state such a political hot spot is that voting begins there before anywhere else.</p> <p>Election officials begin mailing ballots Sept. 9 to any registered voter in North Carolina who formally requested one. That's the earliest in the country and 60 days before the Nov. 8 election.</p>
  • Molotov cocktails hurled at Queens strip club a day after Cleanthony Early is shot outside

    12/31/2015 6:23:01 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 31, 2015 | Thomas Tracy
    A day after Knicks player Cleanthony Early was shot and robbed leaving a Queens jiggle joint, the club was hit by two Molotov cocktails early Thursday, cops said. Someone hurled the flaming bottle at the CityScapes Gentleman’s Club on 58th St. in Maspeth about 5:30 a.m., police said.
  • Fiorina: Not time for campaign ads yet

    10/24/2015 11:50:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/24/15 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says her campaign is in it for the long haul, and as such it’s not yet the right moment to begin a campaign ad blitz. “There will come a time for ads, but honestly, other candidates have already spent millions on ads and it’s done nothing for them. So I think the time is not yet,” she said Friday in South Carolina, according to the New York Times. Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, says her focus right now is on earned media, particularly in debates. “Every time I get out on that debate stage,...
  • Putin Will Leave G20 Summit Early After West Blasts Moscow Over Ukraine

    11/15/2014 11:39:04 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Time ^ | 1/15/14 | Sam Frizell
    Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to leave the G20 summit early after Western leaders lambasted him Saturday over the crisis in Ukraine and threatened further sanctions. “I guess I’ll shake your hand, but I have only one thing to say to you: you need to get out of Ukraine,” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper told Putin, according to his spokesman Jason MacDonald, Reuters reports. President Barack Obama said the United States was at the forefront of “opposing Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, which is a threat to the world, as we saw in the appalling shoot-down of MH17.” German Chancellor Angela...
  • Intense storm headed to Alaska's Aleutian Islands

    11/07/2014 6:18:31 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 42 replies
    MSN | AP ^ | 11/7/14 | Rachel D'oro
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An explosive storm surpassing the intensity of 2012's Superstorm Sandy is expected to reach Alaska's western Aleutian Islands over the weekend and bring unseasonably frigid temperatures to much of the U.S. next week, weather forecasters said Thursday. ...[snip]... The storm potentially could be one of the most intensive to ever hit the North Pacific, weather service forecaster Brian Hurley said. The Coast Guard and Alaska state emergency responders were keeping a close eye on its strength. The system is expected to push cold air into much of the lower 48 states next week, forecaster Bob Oravec said....
  • ‘Too soon’? Shoppers horrified by ‘Easter creep’ [pics]

    01/18/2014 3:07:41 PM PST · by servo1969 · 47 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 1-18-2014 | Twitchy Staff
    ‘Too soon’? Shoppers horrified by ‘Easter creep’ [pics (at links)] Posted at 1:17 pm on January 18, 2014 by Twitchy Staff | View Comments I just saw an easter display at the store! #toosoon #cmon #itsjanuary— Jessica Michan (@jessicamichan) January 15, 2014 For the love of everything ever, it’s January.Easter is in April this year and we haven’t even hit Valentine’s Day. But the retail calendar works a little differently these days. Behold the Easter candy displays: I think it's a little early for the Easter candy display don't ya think ? #easter http://t.co/zdsDF3Rm6L— Frank Marzullo (@TrustFrank19) January 09, 2014 Yes, we...
  • Record early voting in Albuquerque’s “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance”

    11/15/2013 11:10:18 PM PST · by Amish · 17 replies
    NRL News ^ | Nov. 11, 2013 | Dave Andrusko
    The city clerk’s office has informed KRQE-TV that there’s been a record number for early voting on a proposed ordinance. What has caused over 23,000 people to vote as of this morning? The city of Albuquerque’s “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance,” which would ban abortions after 20 weeks, the juncture by which science shows the unborn child can experience pain. Early voting ends November 15th and Election Day is November 19th. (There is also a run-off election in one city council district that will give the city a new councilor.) There are four known late abortion centers in the...
  • Early retirement getting more rare for Minnesota public employees

    06/09/2013 8:24:50 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-8-13 | MaryJo Webster
    More Minnesota public employees are staying on the job longer -- a result of the struggling economy and a change in the rules for public workers who have long enjoyed incentives to leave the workforce in their late 50s. Last year, about 60 percent of new retirees from Minnesota's public workforce -- not including public safety workers -- waited until they were 62 or older to retire. Just seven years ago, that figure was 40 percent, according to data from Minnesota's three statewide public pension plans. This trend is expected to accelerate sharply. Within the next decade, there won't be...
  • Massive Decrease in Early and Absentee Voting—in Chicago

    11/04/2012 8:43:54 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 10 replies
    The Illinois Republican party claims early and absentee voting has precipitously fallen since the 2008 presidential election. According to the numbers, at this point in 2008, there were 260,376 early voters and 304,290 absentee voters. Now, the party maintains, there are 195,064 early voters and 46,232 absentee voters. That's a loss of 57 percent of voters, since the last election.
  • Obama seems to have early voter lead in key states

    11/03/2012 10:41:27 AM PDT · by granada · 43 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Nov. 3, 2012 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama heads toward Election Day with an apparent lead over Republican Mitt Romney among early voters in key states that could decide the election. Obama's advantage, however, isn't as big as the one he had over John McCain four years ago, giving Romney's campaign hope that the former Massachusetts governor can erase the gap when people vote on Tuesday. About 25 million people already have voted in 34 states and the District of Columbia. No votes will be counted until Election Day but several battleground states are releasing the party affiliation of people who have...
  • Coloradans have cast almost one million early votes as of Oct. 30

    10/31/2012 9:13:03 AM PDT · by catnipman · 7 replies
    TheDenverChannel (ABC 7 News Denver) ^ | 10/30/2012 | Phil Tenser
    DENVER - Almost one million Coloradans have cast early votes, according to new statistics from Secretary of State Scott Gessler. The data also shows that more Republicans have cast early ballots than Democrats. Gessler's office announced that 965,510 people have voted so far. Of those, 343,721 were registered Democrats and 370,982 were Republicans. ...
  • What Does Early Voting Mean? Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert!

    10/31/2012 8:33:02 AM PDT · by Signalman
    Dick Morris ^ | 10/31/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss early voting and how Democrats and Republicans use it differently. Tune in!
  • Coloradans' early voting tops the half-million mark

    10/27/2012 9:37:52 AM PDT · by catnipman · 29 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 10/26/2012 | Staff
    With Election Day still more than a week away, more than 600,000 Colorado voters have already cast their ballots, the Colorado Secretary of State's Office reported this morning. Secretary of State Scott Gessler's staff said that based on reports from Colorado's county clerks, 626,097 voters had returned their completed mail ballots or had voted in person at their county's designated early-voting polling places as of Friday morning. On a statewide basis, that included ballots cast by: 244,263 Republicans; 225,850 Democrats; 149,877 voters unaffiliated with any political party; 3,258 Libertarians; 1,159 Green Party members; 1,035 American Constitution Party Members; and 655...
  • Voting is something to relish, not a chore needing to be done early

    10/24/2012 5:11:56 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 4 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-23-12 | joe soucheray
    It has never occurred to me to vote early by absentee ballot, which might be nothing more than an indication of either a stable life or a dull one. I know where I will be on Nov. 6. I don't anticipate a hard-starting car or an autumn cold or even an overflowing toilet -- three reasons Michelle Obama gave in Wisconsin a few days ago when she urged an audience to vote early. She might as well have said, "Hurry up and vote for my man before you see the third debate,'' although I am not sure the third debate...