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  • A staggering 36 million people have voted early, setting the stage for big midterm turnout

    11/06/2018 9:28:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | November 5, 2018 | Zach Montellaro
    A staggering 36 million voters cast their ballots ahead of Election Day this year, setting the stage for much-higher-than-usual turnout for a midterm — and, potentially, big surprises on Tuesday night. Republican enthusiasm for President Donald Trump and Democrats’ itch to repudiate him at the ballot box have driven people to the polls far faster than in 2014, when 27.2 million people voted early, according to Michael McDonald, a University of Florida professor who tracks voter turnout.
  • ANALYSIS: Eleventh Hour Confusion, But Trump Leads The Way To The Ballot Box

    11/05/2018 10:12:15 PM PST · by bitt · 60 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 11/5/2018 | Larry Schweikart
    Here we are at the 11th hour. We have seen a substantial amount of data from early and absentee voting, virtually all of it quite good for the Rs but none of it a “knockout” blow where we can absolutely “call” many races. Nationally, Rasmussen today had Donald Trump at 51% approval and the Republicans with a 1 point lead in the generic race. (That’s nice, but never in my life have I voted for Mike or Suzy Generic). One of the untold stories so far is how the fake news media ignores early and absentee voting, which has taken...
  • Tuesday Will Tell: Blue Wave or Red Tsunami? [Clarice's Pieces]

    11/04/2018 8:42:32 AM PST · by jazusamo · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    The polls are swinging wildly and voter enthusiasm seems higher than usual for midterms in recent memory or maybe ever. Vice President Mike Pence predicts the Republicans will hold both houses and I tend to agree with him. In fact, I have a months-old dinner bet riding on his prediction coming to pass. It’s not only that, freed of some of the more restrictive regulations and with tax cuts, the economy is booming and unemployment low, it’s a psychological thing. People are more optimistic and bullish than they were when Obama was president. I read this to mean they are...
  • States’ early turnout setting records ahead of Election Day

    11/04/2018 5:27:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 03, 2018 12:35 PM EDT | Bill Barrow and Gladys Negrete
    More than 30 million Americans have cast early ballots ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections, eclipsing the 2014 early totals nationally and suggesting a high overall turnout for contests that could define the final two years of President Donald Trump’s term. At least 28 states have surpassed their 2014 early votes. And perhaps even more indicative of the unusual enthusiasm this midterm cycle, some states are approaching their early turnout from the 2016 presidential election. […] … The total early vote in 2014 was 28.3 million in an election where more than 83 million Americans voted. That was a low turnout...
  • Early voting ahead of midterms reveals vote-related problems

    11/02/2018 2:41:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 2, 2018
    Rejected voter registrations, malfunctioning voting machines, confusion among election workers. These problems and more have surfaced during early voting ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections. A rundown of voting problems so far around the country: Some Texas voters reported that balloting machines changed their straight-ticket selections to the other party in key races during early voting. State officials said the problem was connected to Hart eSlate voting machines, which are used in about 30 percent of counties statewide. They said problems can occur when voters complete and submit ballots too quickly. The machines do not provide receipts, but voters see a...
  • So far 410238 people have voted early in Minnesota. Here's what to watch.

    11/02/2018 12:01:16 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 19 replies
    Six weeks into early voting, the number of ballots cast in Minnesota has nearly matched the early general election turnout in 2016, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State's data — an initial sign of potentially strong midterm turnout in November. In 2016, nearly 700,000 absentee ballots were received prior to Election Day. So far this year, about 410,000 votes have already been cast, which roughly matches 2016 at this time and is significantly more than the number who voted early in the 2014 midterms, when early voting was first allowed. The Star Tribune will be tracking the early vote...
  • NBC: GOP Leads In Early Voting Nationwide

    11/01/2018 2:09:56 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 38 replies ^ | 11/01/2018 | ED MORRISSEY
    It won’t be a blue wave, NBC reports today, at least not if early voting is any indication. Thus far, in a record turnout, Republican voters hold the edge by a slim two-point margin in ballots already cast in the midterms. The turnout model thus far looks more similar to 2014 than 2016: Six days out from Election Day, over 24 million votes have been counted as early or absentee, a number that exceeds the total nationwide early vote from 2014. As of Wednesday, 24,024,621 million early and absentee ballots have been counted nationwide in all states with early voting...
  • 2018 Media Outlets Avoids Early Voting Party Breakdown in Contrast to 2016

    10/28/2018 3:52:29 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | October 28, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    Sometimes you can learn more from what is missing in mainstream media reports than from what is in them. Such an example could be the party breakdown which is almost always missing in reports about early voting this year in stark contrast to 2016.  First let us take a look at one of the rare current reports published today which touches on early voting party breakdown by Liam Stack of the New York Times News Service but in a way to discount any real meaning to it:
  • Early Voting According to NBC News (Key States)...

    10/28/2018 11:19:16 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 73 replies
    Twitter ^ | 25 October 2018 | Political Polls
    Early Voting According to NBC News: ARIZONA: REP: 44% DEM: 33% FLORIDA: REP: 44% DEM: 38% GEORGIA: REP: 52% DEM: 43% INDIANA: REP: 51% DEM: 38% MONTANA: REP: 48% DEM: 29% NEVADA: REP: 38% DEM: 45%
  • Texas State students to get extra days to early vote following complaints

    10/27/2018 1:39:16 PM PDT · by bgill · 19 replies ^ | Oct. 26, 2018 | Chelsea Cunningham
    SAN MARCOS, Texas — Students at Texas State University will have extra time to complete early voting on campus after complaints that three days weren't enough. The Hays County Commissioners Court voted unanimously Friday to give Texas State two additional days of voting on Thursday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 2 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m... Additionally, the Commissioners Court voted to extend hours and days for early voting at Live Oak Health Department in San Marcos and Belterra Welcome Center in Austin to Nov. 1 and 2 from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
  • Over 8 million people have voted early, outpacing 2016, NBC News finds

    10/25/2018 12:32:22 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/25/2018 | John Lapinski, Stephanie Perry and Rezwana Uddin
    Less than two weeks out from Election Day, more than 8 million people nationwide have voted early in the 2018 midterms. The current nationwide total of early or absentee ballots counted — 8,156,995 — exceeds the 2016 total from two weeks before Election Day (Oct. 26, 2016) by over 200,000, according to data provided by TargetSmart and independently analyzed by the NBC News Data Analytics Lab. Nationally (among all states with early voting activity so far), Republican-affiliated voters make up 44 percent of the early voting electorate and Democratic-affiliated voters make up 40 percent of the early voting electorate. Republicans...
  • Republicans outpacing Democrats in early voting in key states, NBC News finds

    10/22/2018 12:32:46 PM PDT · by Ravi · 20 replies
    nbc news ^ | 10/22/2018 | edelman
    Is the "blue wave" turning purple? Republican-affiliated voters have outpaced Democratic-affiliated voters in early voting in seven closely watched states, according to data provided by TargetSmart and independently analyzed by the NBC News Data Analytics Lab. GOP-affiliated voters have surpassed Democratic-affiliated ones in early voting in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Montana, Tennessee and Texas, the data showed. Only in Nevada have Democratic-affiliated voters exceeded Republican-affiliated voters so far in early voting, according to the data.
  • Shocking turnout for first day of early voting in Houston

    10/22/2018 10:18:49 AM PDT · by Blue House Sue · 43 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 10/22/18 | Jeremy Wallace
    Thousands of people were already camped out at a key early voting location in Houston on Monday morning, hours before voting was even set to begin. Nearly 2,000 people stood in line outside of the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center on West Gray near River Oaks in a scene that looked more like a Black Friday shopping morning.
  • Early voting points to massive turnout, potential warning signs for GOP

    10/22/2018 7:43:04 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 22 October 2018 | Gregg Re
    Early voting numbers show a dramatic increase in voter engagement in this year's midterm elections compared with 2014 totals, and preliminary turnout results in some states are sending Republicans renewed warnings of a so-called "blue wave" just weeks before Election Day. More than 4.3 million Americans have already voted, and results posted over the weekend by Nevada's secretary of state indicate a strong Democratic showing across the board in that state. In Washoe County, where Reno is located and where Republicans hold an edge in voter registration (99,675 to 94,520), 3,409 Democrats voted in-person compared with 2,365 Republicans on Saturday....
  • I Voted! Early Voting in Georgia....Long Steady Lines!!! Woot! Woot!

    10/15/2018 7:45:10 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 38 replies
    10/15/2018I just voted. Anybody else voted? How was the turn out | Nikos1121
    I just voted. Anybody else voted? How was the turn out?
  • Tuesday, Oct 9 is voting day

    10/07/2018 7:25:55 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 15 replies ^ | 10/7/2018 |
    Early voting takes place in person before Election Day. You don’t need an excuse to vote early — you can vote early even if you are capable of voting at the polls on Election Day. Most states offer early voting at this point. Delaware, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, South Carolina, and Virginia will let you vote early ONLY if you have a valid excuse for not voting on Election Day. This is technically NOT early voting, although it does take place before Election Day. We call this “absentee in-person voting.”
  • First votes already cast in volatile midterm elections

    09/21/2018 10:58:06 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/18 | Reid Wilson
    The first people to vote in this year’s midterm elections have already returned their ballots to state elections officials in North Carolina, seven weeks before much of the rest of the country gets to weigh in. Those voters — 181 of whom have voted so far, according to the state Board of Elections — are part of an increasing number of Americans who cast their ballots before Election Day. This year, more than 40 percent of all voters are likely to take advantage of mail-in, absentee or early voting options. “There’s been this revolution in the use of mailed-out ballots...
  • Early voting for Illinois primary far exceeds last midterm

    03/19/2018 7:55:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 19, 2018 4:27 PM EDT | Sara Burnett
    Far more people have cast early ballots for Illinois’ primary than did so four years ago, an increase that comes amid competitive contests for governor and other offices and record-breaking spending that has made the election nearly impossible to ignore. More than 330,000 people had cast ballots for Tuesday’s primary as of Sunday, according to the Illinois State Board of Elections, and thousands more people were voting on Monday. The total in 2014 was just over 200,000. Some of the biggest increases have been in Cook County, a Democratic stronghold that includes Chicago, where the number of early votes cast...
  • Anti-Democratic Body Slam May Save Democracy in USA

    05/26/2017 8:01:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/26/17 | Ron A.Y. Rich
    Finally motivates “liberals” to slam and eliminate – or at least cut back – early voting Body slamming a reporter is a reprehensible anti-democratic act, but it may save democracy in the United States if it finally motivates “liberals” to slam and eliminate – or at least cut back – early voting. There is a sense that the people who voted prior to the election in Montana made the difference in electing the candidate in Montana who body-slammed a reporter. As a result, enough people in America may finally be motivated to eliminate or cut back early voting, even if...
  • Florida Early Vote Final Update, 11/08/2016

    11/08/2016 4:50:41 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 91 replies
    11/08/2016 | self
    Here are the final 2012 vs 2016 early vote totals. 2012 (ballots cast, not yet counted) Absentee Ballot - REPs led by 79,000 In-Person Early Voting - DEMs led by 247,000 Combined Early voting - DEMs led by 168,000 Obama won Florida in 2012 by 74,000 votes 2016 (ballots cast, not yet counted) Absentee Ballot - REPs lead by 64,592 In-Person Early Voting - DEMs lead by 154,694 Combined Early voting - DEMs lead by 90,102 The DEM lead has been reduced from 168,000 in 2012 early voting to 90,102 in 2016. That is an improvement of 78,000. That wipes...