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  • Who's Really Winning Early Voting? (Hint: Not Obama!)

    11/02/2012 8:44:25 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 13 replies
    The Atlantic Monthly ^ | 11/02/12 | Molly Ball
    With both parties spinning early-vote totals, here's the bottom line: Republicans are significantly improving on 2008 in several big early-voting states. ~ snip ~ The blizzard of numbers, of claims and counterclaims, can be so daunting it's tempting to just throw up your hands and decide there's no truth to be had, just spin. But an objective analysis of early turnout can provide valuable tea leaves for Election Day. In many states, election officials disclose how many Democrats and Republicans have voted thus far. We don't know who they're voting for, but in most states, this alignment is a good...
  • Republicans appear to be winning early vote

    10/27/2012 6:37:28 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 18 replies
    mysanantonio.com ^ | 10/27/12 | Brian Chasnoff
    Red alert, local Democrats: One week into early voting, Republicans are beating you in turnout. This analysis comes courtesy of fourth-day data from early voting sites across Bexar County, comparing turnout in 2008 to this year's numbers. Democrats, of course, swept elections in 2008, when Barack Obama won the presidency and, incidentally, beat John McCain in Bexar County by more than five percentage points. In predicting the political loyalties of voters at early voting sites, local geography plays a role, according to consultants. “Typically, Bexar County's North Side are the heaviest Republican-voting precincts,” says Christian Anderson, who runs campaigns for...
  • Obama's fuzzy Ohio early vote math (Reality:250K R increase)

    10/27/2012 8:14:23 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/26/12 | ADRIAN GRAY
    At this point in an election cycle, many campaign staffers are busy fighting the press on what they call “process stories.” The candidates and their staffs want to talk about their plans and policies while reporters covering them find their audiences demand a play-by-play of the horse race. The result is constant overstuffing of campaign metrics and polling that only serve to muddy the waters for most political observers. In a close race, such as we have today, there is often plenty of data for both sides to use to their favor. One poll says this, another says that.
  • Barack Obama to cast early vote (Was a UN monitor there to certify it?)

    10/25/2012 11:14:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10/25/12 | BBC
    President Barack Obama casts his vote later in his hometown of Chicago as his campaign seeks to boost early ballots in a neck-and-neck election race. Mr Obama will be the first president to vote early, as part of a two-day campaign marathon across eight states. His Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, is in Ohio, a swing state which could hold the key to the White House. A new Associated Press poll suggests Mr Romney has eked out a slight national edge over Mr Obama, by 47% to 45%. The survey also showed that Mr Romney had erased some of the president's...
  • ASAP: President Obama’s campaign makes massive Florida push for absentee votes

    10/10/2012 1:42:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | October 9, 2012 | Adam C. Smith
    President Barack Obama’s campaign, eager to bank as many early votes as possible in Florida, is launching an unprecedented program to encourage supporters to vote by absentee ballot right away. The "Vote Now!" initiative aims to spread the word that voters can go to their local elections office, request an absentee ballot, and complete and return the ballot on the spot. That option has been available for years, but this is the first time a campaign has organized a statewide effort to promote the process."We’re encouraging voters to not wait and cast their ballot today," said Ashley Walker, Florida director...
  • An Email From Senator Bill Nelson (Rat-FL)

    11/09/2011 2:58:38 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 6 replies · 1+ views
    November 9, 2011 | Bill Nelson
    The right to vote is, and always has been, at the foundation of our democracy. But this fundamental right is under serious attack right now, in Florida and more than a dozen other states. Many believe a handful of super-rich conservative activists are behind an orchestrated effort to keep millions of seniors, younger voters and minorities from casting ballots next year. Whether or not that’s true, a civics teacher at New Smyrna Beach High School in Florida was on the receiving end of just such an attack last month. The teacher, Jill Cicciarelli, ran afoul of Florida’s new election law...
  • Nearly 1 in 5 county voters cast their ballots early [St. Johns County, Florida]

    10/31/2010 12:07:22 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 18 replies
    The St. Augustine Record ^ | October 31, 2010
    About 18 percent of St. Johns County registered voters cast their ballot by the time early voting for the general election concluded Saturday afternoon. Unofficial totals from the Supervisor of Elections office showed 24,440 of the county's 139,444 registered voters had voted since early voting began on Oct. 18. A breakdown of voters by party affiliation wasn't available Saturday night, but officials have said that Republican voters were turning out at a higher rate than Democratic voters last week. Just under 35,000 people had cast ballots last week in Duval, Clay, Nassau and St. Johns counties, and more than 20,000...
  • The Buzz: Early vote leaning Obama's direction? (Florida)

    10/25/2008 5:28:24 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 165 replies · 4,446+ views
    After four days of early voting last week, it looked likely that Barack Obama had taken the lead in ballots cast in Florida. We don't know how they voted, of course, but Democrats had cast 653,573 votes — 316,853 absentee mail votes and 336,720 votes at early voting locations. Republicans had cast 652,648 votes — 457,395 absentee and 195,253 early votes. A St. Petersburg Times-Bay News 9-Miami Herald poll found that among voters who said they intended to vote on Election Day, John McCain had a 10-point advantage. "We understand the Democrats are going to try to run up the...
  • Florida Dems face penalty for early vote (could be stripped of delegate votes in 2008 battle)

    08/24/2007 2:15:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 450+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/24/07 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON - Once again, Florida is embroiled in a dispute over vote counting in the presidential election. Seven years after Democrats lost a fight over recounting Florida votes in the disputed 2000 election, the national Democratic Party is poised to strip the state of delegate votes in the 2008 nomination battle. The problem: State Democrats want to hold their primary too early. Other states are rushing to get to the start of the primaries pack, too, and Florida will be the first test of the Democratic National Committee's resolve to restore order to the schedule it set last year. Michigan...
  • Harris Poll Internal - 24% of LIKELY VOTERS have voted! BUSH AHEAD 50-44!!!!

    11/01/2004 9:19:13 PM PST · by JingoJim · 131 replies · 347+ views
    Harris Interactive ^ | 11/1 | Harris Interactive (TELEPHONE survey)
    "Who did you vote for?" Base: All likely voters(1) who have already voted (Approximately 24 percent of all "Likely Voters") % George W. Bush 50 John Kerry 44 Ralph Nader 1 Michael Badnarik 1 Other * Not sure/Refused 4 Based on combined online and telephone survey data. (1) Likely Voters: Adults who are registered to vote and say they are "absolutely certain" to vote. Note: This base includes ONLY those likely voters who have already voted in this election.
  • Rove: GOP Leads in FL Absentee + Early Voting

    11/01/2004 6:38:59 PM PST · by NittanyLion · 71 replies · 254+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 11/01/04 | Rove via FoxNews
    Per Karl Rove on Hannity & Colmes interview, in Florida Republicans lead in absentee ballots while Democrats lead in early voting. Taken together, the GOP holds a lead. I know there's been much back-and-forth over this issue, and it's hard to know whether this is disinformation or legitimate data.
  • Jeb on The Abrams Report MSNBC Bush has the LEAD in early voting!!!!!!!!

    11/01/2004 3:09:55 PM PST · by icecold · 36 replies · 138+ views
    MSNBC-Abrams Report | 11/1/04
    Jeb on The Abrams Report MSNBC Bush has the LEAD in early voting....More Registered Republicans in FL then Dems...High turnout helps Bush
  • Live Hannity Thread (Mel Gibson,Karl Rove)

    11/01/2004 12:09:59 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 59 replies · 571+ views
    Hannity ^ | 11/1/2004 | Pyro7480
    Mel Gibson on Hannity today!
  • Long voting lines in Miami(Warning to voters)

    11/01/2004 1:40:58 PM PST · by MiamiChef · 49 replies · 222+ views
    www.wbay.com ^ | 11/01/04 | wbay.com
    MIAMI People broke out lawn furniture and reading material as they got in very long lines on the last day of early voting in Miami. About 500 people stood in the sweltering sun at the Miami-Dade County elections department, where the wait at midday was more than two hours to cast a ballot. One person says Floridians are used to it -- saying it's like standing in line at Disney World. Others said they simply wanted their ballot to count, fearing a repeat of election problems four years ago. Early voting ends at three p-m in Miami, but anyone on...
  • Early voting in Florida

    11/01/2004 8:11:00 AM PST · by MoonMullins · 50 replies · 2,066+ views
    Sorry if this was already posted ... USA Today is reporting that Kerry has the early lead 51% - 43% among the 30% of those who have already voted. Is there any independent confirmation or rebuttal? That is scary if true. See link on Drudge.
  • CNNUSATODAYGALLUP: Early Voters Give Kerry Lead In Florida...

    10/31/2004 11:02:19 PM PST · by anonposter · 105 replies · 3,223+ views
    In Florida, 30% of registered voters said they already had cast their ballots, using early voting sites and absentee ballots. They supported Kerry 51%-43% http://www.usatoday.com/news/politicselections/nation/polls/2004-10-31-poll-x_x.htm
  • CBS/NY Times Poll: Bush 51%, Kerry 43% Among Early Voters

    10/31/2004 9:38:05 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 49 replies · 2,494+ views
    CBS/NY Times ^ | October 31, 2004
    In many states (including battlegrounds like Florida) in-person early voting began weeks ago. Today one in five voters nationwide say they have already cast their ballot in some way, and still more were planning to do so before Tuesday when interviewed Thursday through Saturday. 13% of likely voters volunteered that they already voted when we asked if they were likely to vote this year; the remainder told us that they had done so when we asked the method by which were voting. Early voters split about evenly, one-third each between Democrats, Republicans and Independents. They are a bit older: one-quarter...
  • Channel 10 Panelist says that Bush is ahead by 125,000 votes in the early voting!

    10/31/2004 9:12:45 AM PST · by Bushite · 89 replies · 3,672+ views
    Channel 10 in Miami is currently having a round table discussion (Michael Putney, Host) discussing Florida's role in the Presidential Election... They were going back and forth...and they had a political reporter on (didn't catch his name) who said that he had just gotten off the phone with a Top Republican and the Pub told him that in the early voting Bush is ahead by 125,000 votes or so....when he was asked of what evidence he had...The reporter said that they looked at the demographics of the voters and PARTY REGISTRATION and that gave them a "conservative" estimate of a...
  • Can Kerry steal election because of Early Voting? (Need FR to reassure a friend)

    10/31/2004 6:43:10 PM PST · by gobucks · 43 replies · 1,267+ views
    Me ^ | 31 OCT 2004 | gobucks
    My friend has noticed on T.V. reports that Soros bank-rolled people have been driving democratic voters to polls during the early voting period. These paid hacks are taking these people by hand to polling locations in battleground states, and getting them registered, and right then, driving them to a polling spot. No exit polls from democratic areas are being reported. No trends are being reported (though some republican areas reporting lots of turnout). No indication about how many of the early voters were 'new registrants'. No indications about how duplicates are being handled in time for Tuesday, or especially, how...
  • Nearly 2 Million Vote Early in Florida

    10/31/2004 6:02:47 PM PST · by jern · 26 replies · 1,492+ views
    AP ^ | Oct 31, 2004 | HILARY ROXE
    MIAMI (AP) - More than 1.8 million Floridians have cast their ballots through early or absentee voting - nearly 2 1/2 times the number of people who voted early in 2000. Polling places were packed Saturday as people continued to stream in to vote early, with some localities reporting lines several hundred deep and waits up to four hours. At a mall in Broward County, Patti Bryant voted at 1:25 p.m. - 3 hours, 55 minutes after she got in line. "We have to make a change. This election is key," she said. "It's too important for people not to...
  • ABC News Poll: Bush Leads Among Early Voters 50-47

    10/31/2004 7:55:17 AM PST · by picturefan · 72 replies · 2,365+ views
    14 percent of likely voters now say they've already cast their ballots, and that could be an understatement since it's a volunteered rather than a prompted response. Their preferences have narrowed to 50-47 percent between Bush and Kerry, very near the contest overall. Early voters are older than others — twice as likely to be retirement age — and most prevalent in the West.
  • Early voting probe started (South Dakota voter fraud investigation)

    10/30/2004 7:25:12 PM PDT · by dumpdaschle · 25 replies · 1,014+ views
    Rapid City Journal ^ | October 29, 2004 | Rapid City Journal
    Early voting probe started A handful of Shannon County residents appear to have cast more than one ballot in South Dakota's first general election in which unrestricted early voting is allowed. Fall River County State's Attorney Lance Russell said he is in the early stages of an investigation of multiple ballots cast by fewer than 10 voters. "We do have a few people who have voted more than once," Russell said. "I have asked the auditor's office to put those in a pile. It is my intention to investigate it." Shannon County, encompassed by Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, contracts for...
  • Early Voting (READ FIRST BEFORE POSTING!!!)

    10/30/2004 8:06:11 PM PDT · by DixieOklahoma · 67 replies · 1,708+ views
    Apparently when I posted this a second ago, a lot of people NOT EVEN READ MY QUESTION. I am not asking if early voting is good or bad for america. nor am I asking if it is constitutional or not. What I AM asking, is does ANYBODY know if the early results have been good for us in Florida and elsewhere?? I heard one piece on the news that republican turnout had been higher, but not another word (Indicating the MSM doesn't want to report it!). SO how goes the word, how are we doing in the early voting good,...
  • Early Voting Good or bad?

    10/30/2004 7:46:43 PM PDT · by DixieOklahoma · 50 replies · 1,030+ views
    I heard it said like once on the news that republican turnout has been greater than democrat turnout, so far. they didn't say where or when. I haven't heard a word about it since then, which means the media is probably hiding it if its good news for Bush. So, that being said does ANYBODY know how we are doing in early voting, specifically in FL. early voting is important!
  • Bush Leading By 15 Points Among Those Who've Already Voted; 23 States Already Voting

    10/30/2004 3:13:34 PM PDT · by kerrywearsbotox · 68 replies · 4,052+ views
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A10559-2004Oct29.html http://www.nationalreview.com/kerry/kerry200410281407.asp
  • Pollsters Could Tell Us Who HAS Won Today

    10/30/2004 11:05:42 AM PDT · by Positive · 25 replies · 1,486+ views
    Vanity | 10-30-2004 | Self
    OK - I've been registered here for over 6 years (had a different nick before 10/30/98) and I don't post vanities often so please indulge me. It is being reported that as many as 1/3 of the electorate have "already voted", either by absentee ballot or by "early voting". If this is to be believed, it means around 35,000,000 folks have voted around the country. If unbiased professional polsters were to run their Presidential preference polls and screen for "already voted" instead of "likely voters", it would seem to me that there is a large enough base to actually predict...
  • More than 35,000 wait hours to vote (Bexar County, Texas)

    10/30/2004 3:13:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies · 722+ views
    San Antonio Express News ^ | October 30, 2004 | Amy Dorsett adorsett@express-news.net
    Voters across Bexar County turned out in droves Friday, standing in lines for hours to cast their ballots in the final day of early voting in an election season that already has seen turnout records smashed. Those eager to vote, and afraid of how long lines might stretch on Election Day, braved heat and long waits for their chance to choose the country's next president. Including the 35,162 votes cast Friday, 256,531 people have cast ballots in person, smashing the county's early voting record of 195,168 set in 1992. It took Norma Gonzales, a nurse, about two hours to complete...
  • Florida Early Voting Numbers (Kerry by 17%) ?!?!

    10/30/2004 3:19:43 AM PDT · by Josh in PA · 75 replies · 2,757+ views
    10-30-04 | Josh in PA
    There is a report circulating that Kerry is leading 56-39 among early voting in Florida. This report has been grabbed with teeth by the mainstream media. I debunked it yesterday, and I'll debunk it again! The number comes from a Quinnipiac poll conducted earlier this week. 944 voters were polled by Quinnipiac. Of those 944 voters, 17% said they already voted. That is 160 people! Of those 160 people, 56% voted for Kerry, 39% voted for Bush. That is... Out of those 160 people, 89 (EIGHTY-NINE) voted for Kerry, 62 (SIXTY-TWO) voted for Bush. The media is hyping a poll...
  • Early Voting In GA Exceeding All Expectations

    10/29/2004 10:29:30 AM PDT · by LaurenInAtl · 62 replies · 1,667+ views
    GA Report
    Anecdotal evidence that GA is going to go huge for President Bush this year. (I know we aren't a battleground, but the more popular votes for Pres Bush, the better). I decided today I'd join the early voting craze. I live in a GOP-heavy county (Gwinnett). I waited for 3 hours, and it looked like it would be at least 2 more hours before I'd get to vote. I had to leave w/out voting (little ones coming home from school), so I'll be voting on Tuesday after all. The good thing is ... the energy level in that place was...
  • Tennessee sets turnout record for early voting

    10/29/2004 3:15:01 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 576+ views
    AP ^ | 10/29/4 | MATT GOURAS
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee voters turned out in record numbers over the past two weeks to cast their ballots for president, at times overwhelming the limited number of precincts that were opened during the state's early voting period. About 1.13 million residents cast ballots during the 14-day early voting period that ended Thursday. Tennessee has about 3.7 million registered voters, meaning 30.5 percent of them have already gone to the polls. State Election Coordinator Brook Thompson called the turnout "astounding." Thompson said he got the impression that voters felt the need to vote after the contested 2000 election. "We've...
  • Florida: Kerry Leads Big in Early Voting

    10/29/2004 12:17:39 PM PDT · by kyperman · 137 replies · 5,748+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | Friday, Oct. 29, 2004 | NewsMax Wires
    President Bush and Democratic challenger John Kerry remain locked in a close race for Florida's 27 electoral votes as they head into the final days of the 2004 campaign, a new poll indicated Thursday. Among 16 percent of Florida voters who said they had cast early ballots, Kerry received 56 percent of those compared to Bush's 39 percent. [Editor's Note: NewsMax's Insider Report first revealed early voting results --
  • NRO KERRY SPOT: The Word From A Highly-Placed Source (Bush Has 'Huge Lead In Florida')

    10/29/2004 10:36:16 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 107 replies · 4,818+ views
    NRO: The Kerry Spot ^ | 10/29 | Jim Geraghty
    THE WORD FROM A HIGHLY-PLACED SOURCE I heard, once again, from an individual “familiar with internal discussions within the Bush campaign.” A lot of folks want to know who this source is and are suspicious of campaign leaks. Let’s say this information is what big cheeses in GOP circles are saying to middle cheeses in GOP circles. Why is info given to me (and Kathryn)? I suspect that in some GOP circles, Kerry Spot and NRO are seen as a good way to reach the Bush base voters who are plugged into the Internet, keeping up with the news, etc....
  • Early exit polling in Florida: why are Newsmax and GOP insider takes so different?

    10/29/2004 1:56:48 PM PDT · by mwfsu84 · 14 replies · 823+ views
    Can anyone explain the difference to me? Newsmax says early polling results show Kerry leading by almost a 20 point lead in Florida. On the other hand, the GOP insider is extremely pleased with what appear to be different results. I can't imagine Kerry leading in Florida by such a wide margin.
  • Today Marks Final Day for Early Voting

    10/29/2004 8:26:38 AM PDT · by anymouse · 5 replies · 268+ views
    Texas City Sun ^ | October 29, 2004 | Rachel Hunter
    Today is the last day for early voting and the number of Galveston County residents who cast their ballots has already surpassed the previous presidential election. As of Wednesday, more than 48,400 people in the county had cast their vote, compared to the approximate 44,700 who voted early during the last presidential election in 2000. “It’s been busy,” said County Clerk Mary Ann Daigle. “We’ve already surpassed (early voting) in the last presidential election. People have been out voting and the lines have been heavy. Our phones have been ringing off the wall.” During the first eight days of early...
  • "We're Cautiously Optimistic" (Bush Winning Early Vote by 15%)

    10/29/2004 12:30:47 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 59 replies · 1,797+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 10/29/2004 | Erin Montgomery
    THIS ELECTION is going to be close, but George W. Bush will indeed be victorious. This was the prediction made by Matthew Dowd, senior strategist for the Bush-Cheney campaign, at a luncheon held at the St. Regis hotel in downtown Washington yesterday. For the past week, a dining room at the hotel has been the site for eager print journalists to ask campaign insiders for their Election Day prophecies. On Tuesday, Bush-Cheney campaign manager Ken Mehlman and communications director Nicolle Devenish lunched at the hotel. And on Wednesday, senior Kerry advisers Tad Devine and Doug Sosnick sat down to breakfast....
  • Sharp Increase in Early Voting Alters Campaign

    10/28/2004 9:12:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies · 2,079+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 29, 2004 | RICK LYMAN and WILLIAM YARDLEY
    BALLOTING MADISON, Wis., Oct. 28 - State election officials around the country said on Thursday that there had been a surge in early voting this year, with people lining up in numbers so large that some analysts predict that one-fifth of presidential ballots will be cast before Nov. 2. The Kerry and Bush campaigns disagree about which side this early voting will help the most. But already, this trend is sharply altering the homestretch calculus of campaign strategists, affecting where candidates are sent and money is spent in the final days. And it has turned the get-out-the-vote drives that are...
  • Up to 1/5 of presidential ballots will be cast before official Election Day... Developing...

    10/28/2004 8:27:40 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 18 replies · 627+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | 28 Oct 2004 | Drudge
    Up to 1/5 of presidential ballots will be cast before official Election Day... Developing... Just the teaser so far...
  • 'EARLY BIRDS' BACKING BUSH

    10/27/2004 1:55:19 AM PDT · by kattracks · 35 replies · 1,697+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/27/04 | DEBORAH ORIN
    There are six frantic days left until the election, but nearly 1 in 10 likely voters have already cast early ballots — and they've backed President Bush by a skinny margin over John Kerry, a tracking poll reports. Among those who say they've already voted — by absentee ballot or early ballots in states that allow it — 51 percent went for Bush and 47 percent for Kerry, according to ABC's Saturday-Monday survey. That news comes as most polls show the race is super-close nationally and in key states, so the real battle now is to see which side...
  • Poll: Nearly 1 in 10 Has Already Cast Vote (ABC News poll: K47%, W51%)

    10/26/2004 2:29:13 PM PDT · by ambrose · 105 replies · 3,451+ views
    ABC News ^ | 10/26/04
    Poll: Nearly 1 in 10 Has Already Cast Vote 9 Percent of Likely Voters Have Voted Via Absentee Ballot or Early Voting Analysis By GARY LANGER - While the 2004 election is locked in a virtual dead heat, for nearly one in 10 likely voters it's all over but the counting: They've already cast their ballots. Nine percent of "likely" voters in the ABC News tracking poll say they've voted for president, either by absentee ballot or early voting, a number that's jumped in the last week. Fifty-one percent say they went for George W. Bush, 47 percent for...
  • 9 percent of voters polled by ABC have voted Bush 51 % and the Lair 47%

    10/26/2004 2:11:15 PM PDT · by The Klingon · 145 replies · 3,952+ views
    5 PM ABC News | 10-26-04 | ABC News Radio
    The news at 5 said of the 9% who reported 51% voted for Bush and 47 % voted for Kerry
  • Early voting brings cries of bullying (Most of it from...bet you can guess)

    10/24/2004 6:52:27 AM PDT · by PreciousLiberty · 8 replies · 596+ views
    On Election Day, voters will be protected from campaign pressures by a 50-foot cone, an invisible barrier that campaign workers cannot breach. Not so for early voters. While the Voter's Bill of Rights in state law says they have a right to "vote free from coercion or intimidation by elections officers or any other person," a glitch in the newer early voting law does not include the same 50-foot guarantee. As a result, with early voting taking place in busy public places like City Halls and libraries, voters are voicing complaints of being blocked by political mobs, or being singled...
  • Early voting treats cause party fuss (TEXAS)

    10/23/2004 10:59:11 AM PDT · by Dubya · 35 replies · 616+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | Oct. 23, 2004 | Bill Hanna
    What's the price of one person's vote? In Graham, about 75 miles west of Fort Worth, the local GOP chairman thinks it might be as cheap as a doughnut. Golden Elkins, the Young County Republican chairman, summoned the Texas Rangers this week when he learned that a local Democratic women's group planned to give early voters coffee, doughnuts and hot dogs outside the county courthouse today. "There's idiots out there that you can buy them a hamburger, and they'll go vote for you," Elkins told the Graham Leader. In response to his complaint, Texas Ranger Sgt. Dwayne Williams marked off...
  • Tennessee Early Voting

    10/21/2004 5:34:48 AM PDT · by GailA · 26 replies · 679+ views
    ME ^ | 10/21/04 | GailA
    Listening to the radio this morning they stated that a little over 418,000 had taken the option to early vote.This is a 63% INCREASE over the 2000 election.There have been reports of over an hour's wait in Shelby Co at some of the polling spots.
  • Early voting brings cries of bullying

    10/23/2004 7:04:14 PM PDT · by gregwest · 62 replies · 1,209+ views
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | October 23, 2004 | Brittany Wallman
    One woman who voted early in Boca Raton, at the Southwest County Regional Library, complained that as she stood in line, two men behind her were "trashing our president," Fletcher said, declining to identify the woman. She tried to ignore them. Then the man touched her arm and said, "Who are you voting for?" "I said, `I don't think that's an appropriate question,'" the woman said she responded. "Uh oh! We have a Bush supporter here," screamed the man behind her. For the 2 1/2 hours she had to wait in line, she was heckled by the man. As they...
  • It's Too Late to Change The Minds of Some Voters (Early Voting Not Looking Good In FL.)

    10/23/2004 12:00:17 PM PDT · by Paul8148 · 50 replies · 3,456+ views
    Over the next 10 days, President Bush and Sen. John F. Kerry will spend millions of dollars on a blizzard of last-minute ads. The candidates will dash from state to state, trying to squeeze in one more rally, a few thousand more handshakes. But for a growing number of people, the effort will be wasted: They have already voted
  • Early voting brings cries of bullying--"Democrat Thugs flooding Florida Polls"

    10/23/2004 5:13:57 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 295 replies · 12,315+ views
    The Sun_Sentinel ^ | Brittany Wallman
    By Brittany Wallman Staff Writer October 23, 2004 ......... As a result, with early voting taking place in busy public places like City Halls and libraries, voters are voicing complaints of being blocked by political mobs, or being singled out for their political views. Others say they have been grabbed, screamed at and cursed by political partisans of all stripes. Republican Rep. Tom Feeney of Oviedo said the antagonizers are "Kerry thugs" out to harass Bush voters. "If you ask me whether I believe there is an organized effort to intimidate Republican voters, the answer is absolutely yes," said Feeney....
  • No good reason to vote early

    10/22/2004 4:44:14 AM PDT · by beaureguard · 27 replies · 540+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/22/04 | By PHIL KENT
    This nation's Founding Fathers would be aghast at the concept of early voting, which starts Monday in Georgia and occurs in 30 other states constituting 54 percent of the U.S. population. It can be more aptly called "lazy voting." Unlike the process to obtain an absentee ballot, there is no paperwork to fill out. And unlike an absentee voter, one doesn't have to give any reason for voting early. Georgia just started down this road, allowing citizens advance voting at their county registration offices. Before the Peach State's July 20 primary, 42,118 voters cast a Democrat ballot; 33,741 opted for...
  • Will Florida early voting skew exit polling? (Vanity)

    10/22/2004 3:07:49 PM PDT · by Defendingliberty · 17 replies · 450+ views
    The early voting in Florida has been hot and heavy all week. A constant flow of people at all polling places. I think many of these people are Bush voters. Now the big question.....Will this skew the exit polling come election day? With many more Republicans having voted early. Will the press first call Florida for Kerry based on exit data of Nov. 2 only ...then call it for Bush when the votes get counted....leading us to another Florida fiasco...Media Created...
  • FLORIDA EXIT POLLS ON EARLY VOTING?

    10/19/2004 10:02:55 AM PDT · by Greek · 15 replies · 3,109+ views
    I am just wondering if there is any "exit polling" being done in Florida. Both camps are testing out their GOTV strategies so this might be an early indication....
  • I Voted Today in Florida

    10/21/2004 7:06:51 AM PDT · by Popman · 42 replies · 916+ views
    Vanity | 10/21/2004 | popman
    The state of Florida has an early voting option, which I took advantage of today. I was very interested and also very concerned about the new touch screen voting machines in use for this election. There is no paper trail to verify the vote count. I also was very concerned about voter fraud being rampant in Florida, as we know the democrat criminal machine will stop at absolutely nothing to make Florida a legal battleground again to try and steal this election.My questions were? What will stop someone from claiming falsely they did not vote early if their name shows...