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  • GOP issues landslide alert; we're beating Democrats in early vote

    10/21/2010 9:16:45 AM PDT · by freespirited · 7 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 10/21/10 | Marc Caputo
    Florida Democrats had been proudly touting the fact that they were doing better in absentee voting requests then they had in 2006, but the Republican Party of Florida has its own stats that could spell doom for every Democrat on a statewide ballot this year. RPOF says that, for the first time ever, they've won the first two days of early voting. And compared to 2008 (the year of Obama, when Dems outperformed Reps), Republicans are doing far better in absentee voting requests and returns. If true and the trend continues, Democrats have a dim future. Maybe governor candidate Alex...
  • White Republican Men Lead Record Pace of Early Voting [North Carolina]

    10/19/2010 7:35:12 PM PDT · by freespirited · 9 replies
    Democracy NC ^ | 10/18/10
    After three days, one-stop early voting is off to a record-shattering pace for midterm elections and the largest group casting ballots are white Republican men, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan group Democracy North Carolina. (Summary totals at end.) Two years ago, black Democratic women led all groups in the 17-day early voting period and propelled Barack Obama to a surprise victory in the Tar Heel state. The remarkable shift to GOP men echoes polling data about the Republican tide this year, although after three days of voting, the total number of one-stop ballots cast by all Democrats still...
  • Early Vote a Bad Omen for Reid [GO Sharron!!!]

    10/19/2010 1:00:47 PM PDT · by freespirited · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/19/10 | Molly Ball
    In Nevada's prime swing county, Republicans are significantly outpacing Democrats in early-voting turnout, according to official statistics — a potential sign of difficulty for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as he attempts to rally his base for his tough contest with Republican Sharron Angle. Some 47 percent of early voters in Reno's bellwether Washoe County so far have been Republicans, while 40 percent have been Democrats, according to the Washoe County Registrar. Nearly 11,000 people had voted in Washoe over the first three days of early voting, which began Saturday. Voter registration in the county is evenly split, 39 percent...
  • Hundreds line up for early voting in Carson City

    10/19/2010 12:31:47 PM PDT · by I'll be your Huckleberry · 22 replies
    Carson Now ^ | 10/16/10
    Hundreds line up for early voting in Carson City Submitted by editor on Sat, 10/16/2010 - 11:49am Hundreds made their way to the Carson City Courthouse today, the first day for early voting in Nevada. A record number of people could be voting in this election, said Alan Glover, Carson City Clerk-Recorder. "I think it's going to be high again, just like 08. I see maybe a 90 percent turnout when this is done," Glover said. "I think the Senate race is cranking them out." Voter Andrew Palmer said he was surprised to see the line as big as it...
  • Florida Early Voting Report

    10/18/2010 5:24:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies
    Self | October 18, 2010 | PJ-Comix
    Today was the first day of early voting in Florida. Since I had to return a library book today, I figured I would also vote since voting was available at the Broward County West Regional Library.The first thing I noticed was that I couldn't get a parking space. This was unusual since I never had a problem finding a space before. Finally found me a space and hoofed to the library. On the way an attractive candidate for local judge handed me her leaflet. Even though she didn't rub up against me (which is an unspoken tradition here) I promised...
  • Absentee and Early Voting: Reading the Tea-Leaves

    10/16/2010 1:35:44 PM PDT · by freespirited · 18 replies
    RNC ^ | 10/05/10 | Gentry Collins
    Yesterday we looked at the size and performance of our ground-game, the “boots-on-the-ground” volunteer voter contact effort that can move so many votes in close elections. That effort is more robust than any previous mid-term cycle, and bigger even than many presidential cycles’ volunteer efforts. The question now is whether all that volunteer voter contact is having a positive impact. One early indicator is partisan performance in absentee and early voting states. There is early or in-person absentee voting going on in a dozen states right now, with five more opening next week. More than 30 states have mailed out...
  • Early voting transforms strategy [list of states with early voting]

    10/09/2010 6:10:52 AM PDT · by deport · 38 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 10/4/2010 | Tom Curry
    Move over Election Day, make way for Election Month. Voters across the nation will cast their votes for federal, state and local offices on Nov. 2. But in Iowa, they began voting two weeks ago and can take advantage of early participation through Oct. 30. In Ohio, voters started casting ballots last Tuesday, and early voting runs until Nov. 1.
  • Early, absentee voting pushed Obama to win in Florida

    11/20/2008 3:30:23 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 40 replies · 988+ views
    MIAMI (AP) — More Floridians voted for John McCain than Barack Obama on Election Day, but the Democrat sealed his victory in the state by winning more early and absentee votes. An Associated Press study of 94 percent of the state's total shows that the Republican beat Obama by almost 5 percentage points on Nov. 4, but Obama trumped McCain by 11 percentage points in early and absentee balloting. Overall, Obama beat McCain 51.4 percent to 48.6 percent in Florida, becoming only the third Democrat in 11 presidential elections to carry the state.
  • Early Voting in Presidential Elections Should Be Made Illegal

    11/24/2008 7:06:52 PM PST · by jveritas · 113 replies · 3,431+ views
    November 24 2008 | jveritas
    Early voting in Presidential elections should be made illegal because it is against the Constitution that specifies one day to be Pesidential elections day which is the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November. I strongly believe that one of the most important factors if not the most important factor that we lost this elections is due to early voting. It is a certain way for cheating and fraud. Most of the battleground states were lost because of the early voting. The democrats amassed the necessary votes in the early voting to win. That is how they won Ohio,...
  • Early Voting Helped Obama Win -- What a Travesty!

    11/13/2008 10:27:09 AM PST · by AJKauf · 81 replies · 2,219+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | November 12, 2008 | Tom Blumer
    In 2008, millions of early voters cast their ballots without being aware of relevant and possibly vote-altering revelations about Barack Obama that came out during the final few weeks. These would include the untraceable card contributions mentioned earlier; Obama’s previously unreported January statement that his cap-and-trade plan would “bankrupt” new coal plants; and his “spread the wealth” statement to Joe the Plumber, combined with subsequently disclosed similar sentiments going back at least 12 years. Not that you’ll ever get many voters to acknowledge that they made the wrong decisions — the marketers call that “cognitive dissonance” — but given the...
  • The Target Has Changed — How Obama Killed “Election Day”

    11/06/2008 1:14:39 PM PST · by PurpleMan · 31 replies · 2,019+ views
    The Extreme Mortman ^ | 06 Nov 08 | Howard Mortman
    "The Obama camp recognized that something very different was going on here. It threw out many of the old political adages and assumptions, including the granddaddy of them all, Americans don’t tune into elections until after Labor Day. Obama’s campaign geared its online and off-line engagement and advertising to build on this unprecedented early interest and mobilized it into an effective ground game to get out their vote."
  • Texas Early Voting FINAL Turnout Results – Great News for the GOP!

    11/03/2008 3:24:45 PM PST · by Zakeet · 44 replies · 3,315+ views
    Texas Secretary of State ^ | November 3, 2008 | Self
    All of the MSM/Liberal University poll heavily oversample Democratic voters on the premise Democrats are so enthused over Obama they will turnout in record numbers, whereas Republicans are so discouraged and/or disgusted with Bush/McCain they will not vote in similar proportions. This is a critical assumption. If it is not correct, the polls will significantly overstate Mr. Obama's expected vote totals.Early voting data released by the Texas Secretary of State for the 15 counties with the largest population shows the MSM polling assumption is dead WRONG. In fact, the opposite of what should have happened under the MSM scenario took...
  • Latest 3 Florida polls cut Obama's lead from +4.1 to +1.8 but EV exit polls are bizzare

    11/03/2008 1:35:22 PM PST · by flattorney · 25 replies · 3,156+ views
    Real Clear Politics/FlAttorney et. al. ^ | November 3, 2008 | Staff/FlA
    11.03.08-15:30: All polls are well within the margin of error and undecided voters. The +1.8 is the lowest lead Obama has held since McCain’s polling numbers went negative after the economic collaspe. - FlA FOX News/Rasmussen: 11/02 - 11/02 McCain +1 Reuters/Zogby: 10/30 - 11/02 Obama +2 Quinnipiac: 10/27 - 11/02 Obama +2 11.03.08-10:00: In all battleground states McCain is now within the margin of error and undecided voters +/-. RCP had a big shift to undecided voters, from NObama, in their EC projection this morning. The Florida early voting exit public polls are dramatically different, +Obama, than our internal...
  • Half of Coloradans have already voted (question for coloradans at bottom)

    11/03/2008 1:06:44 PM PST · by Ravi · 38 replies · 2,409+ views
    Denver Business Journal ^ | 11/3/08 | Mark Harden
    Tuesday is the official election day, but nearly 1.6 million Coloradans have already cast their ballots, which amounts to almost half of all registered voters.
  • Explanation of McCain's landslide in Israel

    11/03/2008 4:02:36 AM PST · by idov · 14 replies · 969+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Nov. 3, 2008 | Marc Zell, Abraham Katsman
    In a recent spate of op-ed pieces in the Jerusalem Post, Congressman Howard Berman (D-Cal), Clinton Ambassador Martin Indyk, Carter advisor Stuart Eizenstat and a who's who of other liberal Jewish Democrats claim Barack Obama is better for Israel than John McCain. They are all friends of Israel, but their allegiance to the Democratic Party seemingly takes precedence over their concern for Israel's safety. For Americans who have chosen to live in Israel, the candidates' Israel positions are not matters of party loyalty or cheap rhetoric. They are matters of life and death. That may explain why, in spite of...
  • Big Early Vote Leads for McCain in Florida

    11/03/2008 2:16:32 AM PST · by tallyhoe · 129 replies · 6,080+ views
    Political Machine ^ | Oct 31, 2008 | Mark Impomeni
    Democrats are touting early leads in turnout for early voting in Florida. But a new poll that counts actual votes cast in the early balloting gives Sen. John McCain a four point lead among those who have already voted in the Sunshine State. The Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll of early voters shows McCain ahead 49-45%.Democrats outnumber Republicans by 54-30% in the party identification of early voters, according to figures released by the Democratic Party of Florida. Those numbers are not showing up in the voting this far. More good news for McCain can be found in the the absentee vote...
  • Final Pew Poll: McCain 46%, 0bama 45% ** (**of people voting on election day)

    11/02/2008 9:23:23 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 80 replies · 4,797+ views
    -snip- Obama holds a wide lead over John McCain among those who say they have already voted (32% of all likely voters) or say they plan to vote before Election Day (7%). However, it is not quite as large as it was a week ago. More significant, the race is about even among voters who plan to vote on Election Day: 46% support McCain while 45% favor Obama.
  • Early Voting Data? (vanity?)

    11/02/2008 6:33:22 PM PST · by wrhssaxensemble · 26 replies · 1,408+ views
    So I went to go see what the DUmmies were up to... to give me an idea of McCain's place in polls..... someone posted this. the numbers are scary... any idea if they are true?
  • Record Early Voter Turnout In The Bay Area (21% of Registered Voters in SF County Have Voted)

    11/02/2008 3:26:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 1,040+ views
    NBC11 ^ | Sun, Nov 2, 2008
    Alameda, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Contra Costa and Marin Counties are expecting long lines again today for people wanting to vote early for the November 4 election. A record number of people are voting early this year. San Francisco Department of Elections reports that over 21% of registered voters for the November 4 election have already casts their ballots. This weekend lines have wrapped around county election offices with waits up to an hour to be able to vote. Offices will be open again today to handle the crowds of early voters.
  • Fred Barnes: Early Voting Was Crowded With "Poor Old People" (HE IS RIGHT! AND IT CONCERNS ME)

    11/01/2008 5:38:08 PM PDT · by DrHannibalLecter · 124 replies · 4,296+ views
    the mass of rats who've come from under the woodwork and don't know anything about the issues and are voting because of the bandwagon effect....worries me.