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  • Virginia early vote status

    10/27/2016 5:34:38 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 91 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/27/2016 | self
    Cook political report says: "VA: early vote is at only 36% of '12 total in Newport News, 37% in Norfolk, 37% in Petersburg, 28% in Portsmouth. Low AA enthusiasm."
  • 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...
  • VANITY: Early Voting EARLY in Broward County

    10/27/2016 7:26:51 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    Self | October 27, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, I reported on Monday that I went to my early voting location at Tamarac library in Broward County, Florida. The line was way too long for me to stand on especially since I didn't have headphones on me to listen to the radio to kill time. I drove by the same location yesterday and it was the same story: looooooong lines. Therefore I set my alarm for 5:50 AM today because an elections official on Monday told me there was not much of a line when the voting opened at 7 AM. This morning I showed up at the...
  • Early voting down in Ohio, Hamilton County (but not Butler County)

    10/26/2016 11:41:08 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 19 replies
    WCPO Cincinnati ^ | 10/26/16 | Paula Christian
    CINCINNATI -- Hamilton County voters aren’t as eager to turn in their ballots so far this presidential election year.With two weeks to go before Election Day, early voting is lower than it has been in the last two presidential election cycles. As of Tuesday morning, 37,644 people had voted early in Hamilton County – which is 17,949 fewer ballots than were cast at this point in the 2012 election. And fewer people have requested absentee ballots so far – 6,000 fewer ballots this year than in 2012, and 1,600 fewer than 2008, according to Hamilton County elections data. That's Hamilton...
  • Early voting experiences/turnout info...

    10/26/2016 7:25:05 AM PDT · by mtrott · 58 replies
    10/26/2016 | Self-vanity
    I thought it might be interesting to have a thread for Freepers to post their early voting experiences, as well as any turnout reports from their location.
  • Nearing A Million Absentee Ballots in North Carolina's Early Voting (good news for Trump)

    10/26/2016 6:33:33 AM PDT · by rb22982 · 21 replies
    Old North State Politics ^ | 10/26/2016 | DR. MICHAEL BITZER
    In comparison to the 2012 cumulative totals, this year's in-person absentee ballots are where things stood four years ago (733,269 compared to 2012's same day total of 733,745). In terms of party registration performance, registered Republicans have met their same numbers from four years ago, while registered Democrats are down 11 percent, and registered unaffiliated voters are 30 percent ahead of where they were the same day in 2012.
  • Current FL EV In-Person ballot compared to same amount in 2012:Rep +5.5, Dem-6.3, OTH +7.1%

    10/25/2016 3:28:13 PM PDT · by right-wingin_It · 35 replies
    October 25, 2016 | Self
    Current FL EV In-Person ballot compared to same amount in 2012:Rep +5.5, Dem-6.3, OTH +7.1% Sorry but no news outlet is reporting the Florida In-Person Early vote data properly, which is that: FL In-person Early ballots are way up across the board, BUT relative to the point in time in 2012 with roughly the same amount of Early in person ballots received, Dems have a smaller share now than Republicans and "Other". In other words, in 2016 Dems are underperforming as a share of the ballots received, and the Republicans and Other are outperforming. I had found a Miami Herald...
  • 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.
  • Latino voters are showing up in 'unprecedented' numbers in Florida early voting

    10/25/2016 8:36:45 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 73 replies
    Nordic Business Insider ^ | Oct 25, 2016 | Chris Sanchez
    Hillary Clinton's campaign just got some very good news from Florida. The Clinton campaign is reporting an "unprecedented" 133,000 Latinos have cast early ballots ahead of the November 8 election - a 99 percent increase in Latino voters compared to 2012, BuzzFeed News reported. The 133,000 votes consist of vote-by-mail and absentee ballots. Early voting in Florida began Monday. The Clinton campaign calls it a promising sign for the Democratic nominee as Latinos comprise 17% of the electorate in the swing state. A survey taken the week of Oct. 17 to Oct. 24 by the National Association of Latino Elected...
  • Record-setting first day of early voting in Harris County [TX]

    10/25/2016 2:12:17 AM PDT · by LOC1 · 30 replies
    Click2Houston ^ | October 24, 2016 | Aaron Barker - Sr. Web Editor , Sofia Ojeda - Anchor/Reporter
    HOUSTON - More than 67,00 people in Harris County voted on the first day of early voting in Texas, according to officials......Monday's total in-person early voting numbers were 67,471, which has set a new record for the first day of early voting. The previous record was around 47,000 set in 2012.
  • Early voting suggests tight race in key states despite Clinton camp boast

    10/24/2016 5:13:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 135 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 24, 2016 | Joseph Weber
    Hillary Clinton’s campaign is touting some “eye-popping” advantages in early voting, in an apparent effort to energize Democratic voters, but preliminary figures suggest the race remains tighter than her aides acknowledge. The preliminary numbers appear to show Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, with an edge in several of the roughly 10 battleground states that will decide the 2016 White House race. “We're seeing eye-popping vote-by-mail application numbers,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said on “Fox News Sunday.” In Arizona and North Carolina, for example, more registered Democrats than Republicans have indeed cast early ballots. But such numbers are open to...
  • Vanity... Extremely good early voting report from Georgia

    10/24/2016 2:05:18 PM PDT · by Conserv · 48 replies
    Early voting report from Warner Robins, Georgia(Houston County). Called the middle Georgia area and home to Robins Air Force Base. I vote at the old mall, which is now just medical offices and a place for people to walk. I took a friend to rehab at 2pm and couldn't believe what I saw. Today is the first day of early voting in GA and cars were everywhere. We had to park at the other end of the mall. Was told the wait to vote was 2 HOURS!!! Houston County is STRONGLY REPUBLICAN. In 2014 Georgia Senate election, results from Houston...
  • (vanity) Texas early Vote Report

    10/24/2016 11:18:37 AM PDT · by Mrs.Z · 53 replies
    Huge numbers at first day of early voting.
  • (Vanity) Texas early voting report

    10/24/2016 10:13:19 AM PDT · by jhouston · 73 replies
    Me | 10/24/2016 | Me
    Tried to early vote in Texas today. First day of early voting, not expecting large crowds. Closest location is in Pasadena a Houston suburb. Middle class refinery workers mostly, large Hispanic population. Get to polling place and have to park 2 blocks away. The line wraps half way around the building (I estimate 200) people. I talk to someone in line and they said they had sent someone out to report that it would be a 3 hour wait. Very few minorities in line. Looks more like a Garth Brooks concert line. These people are not voting for Hillary. Decide...
  • Central Florida report form the front lines of early voting

    10/24/2016 8:28:36 AM PDT · by fuente · 26 replies
    Vanity | fuente
    Just returned from Early Voting in East Orlando, just South of UCF (2nd largest college campus in the US). This polling place is in a very diverse area since much of surrounding area is students and working class families. When we vote here in 2012, the lines were better than 90 black folks with Church Vans in operation and huge coordination efforts happening. Today the lines were mixed with maybe 1/2 white, very few Millennials, 1/4 Hispanic and 1/4 black. In 2012 I was completely blown away with the demographics, today is was very very different. It was about a...
  • VANITY: YUUUUUUUUGE Early Voting Line in Broward County

    10/24/2016 7:48:38 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 118 replies
    Self | October 24, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    (Note: I posted this on another thread about early voting in Florida but I think it needs a thread of its own.) ................................ Okay, I am now back from early voting at the Broward Country Library Tamarac Branch and I have some SHOCKING news..... First of all I did NOT vote. Actually, as you shall see, this is GOOD news. The reason why I did NOT vote is that the line was BY FAR the largest I have ever seen it for early voting at this location. It was so large that it went thru the library and snaked out...
  • Nevada Freeper Help

    10/23/2016 11:21:12 AM PDT · by LS · 44 replies
    self | 10/23/2016 | LS
    Nevada Freepers: early voting has started and returns are listed at SecState's website, but I know nothing about NV history/voting patterns---do Rs usually have an advantage in early voting? Ds? Can someone (preferably with some data from 2012) inform me? I can get this info to the top of the Trump organization but it must be solid statistically.
  • The Constitution of the United States

    10/22/2016 9:11:05 AM PDT · by garyb · 4 replies ^ | 09/17/1787 | G. Washington Presidt and deputy from Virginia
    Article II 4: The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States. 5: No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States. Article XIV (Amendment 14...
  • NC Early Voting 10/21

    10/21/2016 11:23:01 AM PDT · by rb22982 · 7 replies
    Old North State Politics ^ | 10/21/2016 | MICHAEL BITZER
    "The total number of in-person early ballots is down 3 percent from the same day in 2012, while those from registered Democrats are down 11 percent, from registered Republicans down 7 percent, but up among registered unaffiliated voters by 28 percent." Current breakout**: Democrat = 53% Republican = 24% Independent = 23% "Among absentee mail-in ballots, we are nearing the end of the 6th week of voting, with nearly 180,000 ballots requested and over 58,000 ballots returned and accepted for votes." Democrat = 35% Republican = 40% Independent = 25%

    10/20/2016 10:29:08 PM PDT · by MrChips · 52 replies
    Vanity | 10/21/2016 | MrChips
    Early voting has begun in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, perhaps some other states. Several people have reported long lines in north Georgia, West Georgia, South Georgia in certain places in Tennessee. Today I heard from a friend about long lines in eastern North Carolina, where early voting began, I believe, yesterday. Generally speaking, I take long lines as a good sign, particularly when they occur in small-towns and rural areas. Let me know what you are seeing.
  • Vanity - Press sure is quiet on early voting

    10/20/2016 7:12:09 PM PDT · by rlbedfor · 22 replies
    The press sure is quiet on early voting numbers???
  • GEORGIA EARLY VOTING UPDATE: Chime in if you live in Georgia.

    10/19/2016 11:53:19 AM PDT · by MrChips · 32 replies
    vanity | 10/19/2016 | MrChips
    OK, I apologize for the vanity. But, I am excited! I JUST VOTED FOR TRUMP/PENCE! And I thought I would report in. We heard some early voting reports from north Georgia yesterday (along with the Hillary bus that crapped on Lawrenceville). Those were reports of very long lines in conservative areas. So, I am reporting from Savannah, the other end of the state. I normally do not vote early, but I wanted to this time because I my be out of town on election day. The lines were long at the central early-voting location (the rear of the DMV building)....
  • NC Absentee Voting Data 10/15

    10/16/2016 11:41:16 AM PDT · by rb22982 · 8 replies
    NC SBE ^ | 10/16/2016 | NC SBE
    Party Requested % ttl Rep 64,317 40.5% Dem 49,886 31.4% Una 44,605 28.1% Party Returned % ttl Rep 16,331 39.0% Dem 15,108 36.0% Una 10,488 25.0%
  • Hillary Campaign Already Committing MASSIVE Voter Fraud

    10/14/2016 6:32:10 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 31 replies
    Fury News ^ | October 11, 2016 | Pastor Bones
    Voter fraud is a topic that is continuously re-visited every election year, but it seems the allegations of crime may start producing actual arrests as massive state investigations into allegations of voter fraud are breaking out all over the nation. The Democrats behind Hillary Clinton will do everything they can to keep Trump out, even if it means breaking the law. Rampant voter fraud is their tool of choice, when their candidate can’t win on her own merit.
  • Early voting offers positive signs in key states for Clinton

    10/14/2016 6:41:19 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 35 replies ^ | 10/14/16 | MplsSteve
    Advance voting shows positive signs for Hillary Clinton in two states that could help her lock up the presidency, North Carolina and Florida, as the election enters a critical, final stretch. There are encouraging signs for Donald Trump in Ohio. That's a vital state for the Republican presidential nominee, but a victory there would be only one of many steps he would need to win. The latest data, representing at least 758,000 ballots cast — and millions more requested — highlight Trump's difficult path to the White House. And these numbers may understate his problems: The figures don't yet reflect...
  • NBC: Over 500,000 Votes Have Already Been Cast in 2016 Presidential Election (w. Hillary landslide)

    10/13/2016 4:25:46 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 12, 2016 | Hannah Hartig, John Lapinski and Rezwana Uddin
    Exclusive: NBC Analysis of Early Voting Shows Clinton with Advantage of 1.31 More than 500,000 votes have been cast nationwide in the 2016 presidential election as of Tuesday, according to new analysis by the NBC News Data Analytics Lab. In the seven battleground states below -- where campaigns are especially focused on mobilizing voters -- 330,980 early votes have now been cast. In 2012, about 12 million voters cast ballots before Election Day in these same states. This very first batch of 2016 early votes is therefore only a small sliver of the early vote that is expected to roll...
  • Why Clinton and Democrats Are So Keen on Early Voting

    10/08/2016 10:56:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 8, 2016 | Ed Lasky
    Democrats are out in force to ensure their supporters vote early. Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook boasted that he had hopes to build an insurmountable lead in early voting in key battleground states that will cut off any viable path for Donald Trump to become president, according to The Hill: Nevada, North Carolina and Florida could all be decided before Election Day because of historic spikes in early voting, Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said Thursday. "We are encouraging supporters to cast their vote early because it is possible ... that we could build an insurmountable lead in those key...
  • Clinton Hopes For 'Insurmountable' Lead From Early Voting

    10/07/2016 5:56:06 AM PDT · by tekrat · 65 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/6/2016 | Jessie Hellmann
    Nevada, North Carolina and Florida could all be decided before Election Day because of historic spikes in early voting, Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said Thursday. "We are encouraging supporters to cast their vote early because it is possible ... that we could build an insurmountable lead in those key states before Election Day," Mook said on a press call with reporters. Wins in those three states would make it very difficult to imagine an Electoral College scenario in which Trump, the Republican nominee, would win the White House.
  • 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
  • Early ballots: Clinton sees strength in NC but lags in Iowa & Ohio

    09/20/2016 8:30:49 PM PDT · by bereanrabbi · 32 replies
    AP ^ | Sep. 20, 2016 | Hope Yen
    Seven weeks before Election Day, the earliest numbers from advance voting for president show initial strength for Hillary Clinton in swing state North Carolina, good news for Donald Trump in battleground Iowa and a record number of requests for ballots in Ohio.
  • Early voting, registration won’t overlap (OH court ruling)

    08/24/2016 8:53:25 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 9 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | August 24 2016 | JIM PROVANCE
    A Cincinnati appeals court Tuesday dealt a blow to Democrats as it overturned a ruling that would have resurrected the so-called Golden Week, in which Ohioans may simultaneously register and cast a ballot. [ ] Voting 2-1, a panel of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the General Assembly’s law shortening the early vote calendar does not discriminate against particular blocs of voters. [ ] “The state election regulation at issue allows early in-person voting for 29 days before Election Day,” he wrote. “This is really quite generous. The law is facially neutral; it offers early voting...
  • Early Voting Limits Time for Trump Comeback

    08/16/2016 7:05:00 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Daily Intelligencer ^ | August 16, 2016 | Ed Kilgore
    Early Voting Limits Time for Trump Comeback Every election year, as a matter of habit and convenience, we all talk about “Election Day” as though it is a defined nationwide event. But the reality is far more complex thanks to the advent of widespread no-excuse-required voting prior to Election Day by mail or in person. Indeed, as Patrick Healy of the New York Times reminds us today, nearly a third of the ballots counted in the last presidential general election were cast before Election Day — a figure that regularly rises as states follow a trend toward less traditional voting...
  • Judge upholds North Carolina's voter ID law

    04/25/2016 7:32:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 25, 2016 | Cyra Master
    A federal judge on Monday night upheld North Carolina’s voter ID law, the Charlotte Observer reported. Judge Thomas Schroeder issued a 485-page ruling posted online Monday evening, dismissing all claims in the challenge to the state’s 2013 election law overhaul. Schroeder, appointed by George W. Bush, also upheld portions of the law that cut the number of days people could vote early and eliminated same-day registration and voting allowances. "This ruling further affirms that requiring a photo ID in order to vote is not only common-sense, it's constitutional," Gov. Pat McCrory said in a statement. Opponents immediately condemned the decision....
  • High absentee ballot numbers likely indicate high voter turnout

    04/05/2016 9:58:46 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 32 replies
    News 8000 com ^ | April 5, 2016 | News 8000
    As of late Monday, Wisconsin municipal clerks have reported that 225,973 absentee ballots have been issued and 209,169 absentee ballots have been returned for tomorrow’s Presidential Primary and Spring Election. These figures include 136,947 ballots issued in-person in clerks’ offices. La Crosse County returned 6,319 spring election absentee ballots. The G.A.B. has projected that 40% of eligible voters will vote in the 2016 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary, which would be the highest turnout since 1980 for an April election.
  • Could Early Voting Elect Donald Trump and Skew the System?

    03/21/2016 8:37:53 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | March 20, 2016 | John Fund
    Arizona’s primary on Tuesday is now a “yuuge” factor in the Republican nominating process. If Donald Trump were to win even a small plurality of votes, he would win all of the state’s 58 delegates and keep his momentum going. But the results in this important primary might be skewed. Arizona is an early-voting state, and people can cast ballots up to 26 days before the actual primary. As of last Thursday, 249,000 Republicans in Maricopa County alone (where Phoenix is located) had already cast ballots. That’s already more votes than the total cast in Maricopa in the 2012 GOP...
  • Vote Early, Vote Foolish

    03/15/2016 1:13:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | March 15, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    <p>ON TUESDAY EVENING, presidential primary votes will be counted in five important states: Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio. But in just one of those states will March 15 actually be the day of the primary election. Missouri has resisted the early-voting fad; it is one of only 13 states in which voters do not have the option of casting a ballot weeks before Election Day. Which means that when Missourians vote, there is one thing they know for sure: Their ballot will count.</p>
  • Analysis: Texas, Uncharacteristically, is an Early Primary State (Vote before S.Car.

    02/10/2016 9:06:51 AM PST · by PAR35 · 9 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Feb. 8, 2016 | Ross Ramsey
    Texans start voting in the presidential election in eight days....
  • Phyllis Schlafly: Hillary's Plans to Stuff the Ballot Box in 2016

    06/08/2015 2:47:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 9, 2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Hillary Clinton has laid out her game plan for winning back the White House for herself and her husband next year. Let's hope Republicans were paying attention. She apparently decided it won't be enough to rely on the 66 million people who voted twice for Barack Obama, many of whom are disillusioned by the failure of "hope and change." Obama promised an end to wars in the Middle East, a more prosperous economy for the average American and more harmonious race relations, but all three problems have only gotten worse. Seeing as Clinton won't have the youthful exuberance that propelled...
  • Did Hillary Clinton's lawyer inadvertently expose her electoral nightmares?

    06/05/2015 11:35:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 5, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has filed lawsuits in Wisconsin and Ohio to fight voting rights laws passed by Republicans, and some say those lawsuits could be read as a sign that Clinton is worried about winning those states in 2016. In 2012, both Wisconsin and Ohio went blue for President Obama. But they're considered swing states now, and with Midwestern GOP contenders such as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker poised to enter the presidential race, Clinton may have turned to her superstar lawyer to help eliminate her GOP competition. Marc Elias serves as general counsel of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. He...
  • Clinton calls out GOP opponents by name on voting rights

    06/04/2015 2:31:21 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | June 4, 2015 | Dan Merica and Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton accused four potential GOP presidential rivals by name of being "scared of letting citizens have their say" as she called Thursday for every American to automatically be registered to vote. Clinton told an audience at the historically black Texas Southern University that she supports the concept of signing every American up to vote as soon as they're eligible at age 18, unless they specifically opt out. She called for expanded access to polling places, keeping them open for at least 20 days and offering voting hours on evenings and weekends. For the first time in her campaign,...
  • Clinton to press for early voting expansion in states [Shelia Jackson-Lee hosting Houston event]

    06/04/2015 2:22:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Independent Tribune ^ | June 4, 2015 | AP
    HOUSTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling for an expansion of early voting and pushing back against Republican-led efforts to restrict voting access, laying down a marker on voting rights at the start of her presidential campaign. The Democratic presidential candidate is using a speech Thursday at historically black Texas Southern University to denounce voting restrictions in North Carolina, Texas, Florida and Wisconsin and encourage states to adopt a new national standard of no fewer than 20 days of early in-person voting, including weekend and evening voting.... "Time and again members of the 2016 Republican field have put partisan...

    10/31/2014 9:39:43 AM PDT · by GOPinCa · 142 replies
    Headline only from DrudgeReport: SOURCES: According to latest early voting data from AP, Republican have 10% lead in ballots cast...
  • Colorado's Election Day nearly half over; signs of anxiety on the Left

    10/30/2014 7:56:34 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 16 replies
    The state of Colorado has embarked on a far-reaching experiment this campaign season: Its 2014 election, featuring a high-profile contest between incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and Republican challenger Rep. Cory Gardner, is being conducted exclusively with mail-in ballots. Every voter in the state has received a ballot; if a person wants to vote on Election Day, he or she will have to take that ballot to what is called a voter service center, present it to officials and then vote. It's expected most will opt to mail their ballots. And each day, as the ballots arrive, the Colorado secretary...
  • Democrats look for hope in votes cast early

    10/28/2014 4:38:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 27, 2014 5:07 PM EDT | Bill Barrow
    Registered Democrats have out-voted Republicans by double-digit margins among ballots cast early in two bitter southern Senate races. But the political climate favors Republicans nationally, and the GOP remains bullish on its overall momentum toward gaining the Senate majority. State tallies of early voting put Democrats ahead of Republicans by nearly 18 percentage points among ballots cast early in Louisiana, where Sen. Mary Landrieu faces an uphill battle to keep her seat. And in North Carolina, Democrats hold an early 17-point lead as another Democratic incumbent, Sen. Kay Hagan, fights for re-election. Both margins are wider than in 2010, the...
  • Reading the early voting tea leaves: Republicans closing the gap

    10/21/2014 7:55:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2014 | Mary Katherine Ham
    It’s October 21, and according to publicly available data from early-voting states, almost 2 million votes are already banked in states across the country. As early voting became more prevalent, Democrats first owned this pre-Election month of GOTV, but Republicans have been closing in on their efforts. The numbers “banked” before Election Day are an uncertain gauge of turn-out or results, because the practice of early voting is young enough not to have solid established patterns. Still, political scientists and analysts will take any data port in an anecdote storm, and a good map for Republicans paired with gains...
  • Both parties poured big money into early voting. Who’s got the edge?

    10/20/2014 3:48:07 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 8 replies
    WAPO ^ | October 20, 2014 | Reid Wilson
    Getting voters to the polls early will determine the outcome of critical contests across the nation. In Iowa, where Rep. Bruce Braley (D) and state Sen. Joni Ernst (R) are fighting over an open Senate seat, more than 185,000 people had cast ballots by Friday — a far higher number than had voted by this time during the last midterms in 2010. More than 782,000 Floridians have already cast their ballots this year, a little more than one-third the number who voted early in 2010. More than 100,000 voters have cast ballots in each of these three states: California, Georgia...
  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    10/18/2014 6:52:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | October 18, 2014 | SAM HANANEL
    The Supreme Court will allow Texas to use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election, the court said Saturday morning, despite a lower court’s ruling that the law unfairly targets minorities. By a 6-3 vote, the majority of justices rejected emergency appeals from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo identification in order to cast ballots in the state. “The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax...
  • AP: Nearly 1 Million Americans Have Cast Ballots Already For Midterm Elections

    10/16/2014 10:59:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    See BS ^ | 10/16/2014 | Staff
    <p>ATLANTA (AP) — Midterm elections are less than three weeks away, yet more than 904,000 Americans already have cast their ballots, with almost 60 percent of those early votes in Florida, according to data compiled by The Associated Press from election officials in 11 states.</p>
  • SCOTUS blocks extended early voting options in Ohio

    09/30/2014 7:06:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Hot ^ | September 30, 2014 | JAZZ SHAW
    This will certainly go down as one of the last minute, whistle beating acts of the Supreme Court. Very nearly on the eve of the recently extended – and highly contentious – early voting period in Ohio, the Supreme Court has delivered a 5-4 decision overturning a lower court’s ruling and forcing the state to file a new petition if they want the case heard. SCOTUSblog has the details. With just sixteen hours before polling stations were to open in Ohio, the Supreme Court on Monday afternoon blocked voters from beginning tomorrow to cast their ballots in this year’s general...
  • Monday begins early voting in Wisconsin

    07/29/2014 8:16:56 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    Wisconsin Election Watch ^ | 7-28-14 | Kyle Maichle
    MADISON – Monday begins the first day for early voting in the State of Wisconsin leading up to the August 12th Statewide Primary election. This will be the first election that will feature early voting with more uniform hours due to changes enacted into law earlier this year. Early voting will be done on Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM with no weekend hours. There were divisions between both sides for and against the bill earlier this year. Proponents of the bill say it would create a more standardized process for early voting while opponents say it...