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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. http://elections.gmu.edu/early_vote_2008.html 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.
  • Early voting sets records (37% have voted in El Paso County, CO)

    11/01/2008 5:15:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 28 replies · 1,408+ views
    The Gazette ^ | October 31, 2008 - 4:01PM | PAM ZUBECK
    More than a third of registered voters already have cast a ballot More than a third of El Paso County's nearly 400,000 registered voters took advantage of the chance to vote early, with record numbers casting ballots ahead of Election Day or sending them in by mail. Voters on long lines Friday that snaked through the lobby of Centennial Hall and past storefronts in The Citadel mall and Chapel Hills Mall praised election workers for how smoothly it ran despite waits of up to three hours to cast a ballot. The large numbers who voted early were no guarantee there...
  • Early Vote Total of Votes by County for Tenn.

    Early and Absentee Votes November 4, 2008
  • Texas polls busy on last day of early voting [Great news for GOP]

    11/01/2008 7:28:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies · 1,756+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | October 31, 2008 | Rudolph Bush
    The old records are on the floor, stomped into dust by a constant parade of early voters who, even before one vote has been counted, have made this an election year for the books. Early voting ended in North Texas on Friday much as it began 11 days ago, with long lines of people filing into polling places to cast ballots in what many called the biggest election of their lives. [Snip] With 967,000 registered voters, Tarrant [County] can boast that nearly half of them have already been to the polls. Mr. Raborn said his county was on pace to...
  • Long lines to vote early (Colorado Springs, CO)

    10/31/2008 8:25:51 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 56 replies · 2,132+ views
    koaa ^ | October 31st 2008 | David Tauchen
    Big turnout meant big lines on the last day of early voting in Colorado. Thousands of people lined up at the three voting locations in Colorado Springs. Wait times exceeded 3 hours. "I'm shocked," said Lisa Schmick as she joined the line at Centennial Hall where the line stretched out the door. "I thought everybody voted on the 4th. I thought ...'we're going to beat the lines coming early'". The line there was so long some got frustrated and just gave up. "It's pretty discouraging," said Louis Spicciati, who decided to leave and come back on November 4th. "You've got...
  • Florida Advance Voting Exit Poll 2008?: McCain 49 Obama 44

    10/31/2008 10:17:36 AM PDT · by lewisglad · 25 replies · 3,514+ views
    I was on a random college football board and someone supposedly posted the numbers, so take it for what's its worth. Keep fighting hard for every vote! (no matter what the polls say)
  • MCCAIN SURGES AMONG YOUNG VOTERS

    10/31/2008 10:00:39 AM PDT · by LegalEagle61 · 41 replies · 2,495+ views
    Dick Morris ^ | October 31, 2008 | DICK MORRIS & EILEEN MCGANN
    A massive shift in younger and older voters is roiling the presidential race according to new data from the Fox News/Opinion Dynamics Poll concluded October 28-29. Younger voters -- under 45 -- once Obama's base, now are evenly divided between the two candidates. But voters over 65 have shifted sharply to the Democrat in the past week. Voters under 45 supported Obama by 52-38 in the Fox News poll of October 21-22. But this week's survey indicates that they now break evenly with 45% supporting Obama and 46% backing McCain. On the other hand, voters 65 and over, who had...
  • Vote is in for many Texans (More Dems voting - looks more like Operation Chaos)

    10/31/2008 7:08:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies · 1,979+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 31, 2008 | JANET ELLIOTT
    AUSTIN — Early voting is big in Texas this year. Ten days into this year's 12-day early voting period, 2.7 million people in the state's 15 largest counties had cast their ballots, compared with 1.7 million who had voted at the same point four years ago. ....Democrats are turning out in bigger numbers than Republicans in Harris County, according to one analysis. Early voting historically has been dominated by Republicans. Leland Beatty, a Democratic consultant, said 42 percent of early voters had voted in Democratic primaries and 20.6 percent in Republican primaries. Republican pollster Mike Baselice said he thinks Democratic...
  • OBAMA'S EARLY VOTING LEAD IN FLORIDA IS ONLY 7.5% (Absentee Return Numbers- Not Votes)

    10/30/2008 5:16:33 PM PDT · by jacobny · 26 replies · 1,742+ views
    http://www.mccainpalin.blogspot.com ^ | 10/30/08 | jacob kornbluh
    OBAMA'S EARLY VOTING LEAD IN FLORIDA IS ONLY 7.5% Based on the total early and absentee ballots casted so far(2,979,991.20), and based on both McCain & Obama getting all the party's support, and Obama getting 5% more of independents, according to the latest media polls, Obama is only leading with approx 7.5 % in early voting, while John Kerry led Bush by 16% in early voting and lost to Bush with 5%, and based on reports that Obama is supposed to get a huge lead among early voters and in voter turn out, Barack Obama is about to lose Florida...
  • Geraghty: "If These Numbers Are Right, You Can Almost Call Nevada For McCain Now"

    10/30/2008 2:50:59 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 13 replies · 880+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | October 30, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    First, the early numbers from Florida look good. Now Nevada. From The Campaign Spot. The guy doing the exit poll of those who have already voted, with 7,147 responses, puts Obama ahead, 50 percent to 48 percent. If Republicans were a lot more of the early voters, McCain would be nervous. If Democrats were a lot more of the early voters, Obama should be nervous. And if they were split even, a 50-48 Obama lead is in the neighborhood of what we would expect. In Clark County, "through Sunday, 55 percent of early voters were Democrats, 29 percent Republicans." "In...
  • Are We Looking at a McCain Blowout in Florida?

    10/30/2008 1:47:10 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 37 replies · 2,183+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | October 30, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    This will cheer you. Democrats are beaming that their party is outperforming the Republicans in early voting, releasing numbers Wednesday that show registrants of their party ahead 54 percent to 30 percent among the 1.4 million voters who have gone to the polls early. . . . But party breakdowns for turnout aren't the same as final tallies, and at least one poll offered a different view for the campaign of Republican John McCain. A Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll gave McCain a 49-45 lead over Democrat Barack Obama among Floridians who have already voted. And Republicans continued to show a...
  • Poll gives McCain lead in Florida early voting

    10/29/2008 5:36:23 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 66 replies · 4,891+ views
    Florida Today
    Poll gives McCain lead in Florida early voting
  • Bad News for Barry: Youth Not Turning Out In Early Voting

    10/29/2008 6:46:44 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 31 replies · 891+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | October 29, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    They never show up. Ever. Every year, Democrats say they will carry the election with record-breaking youth turnout. And every year they are disappointed. So unless Barry is giving away beer and ipods at the polls, he may be in for a rude awakening. From the Wall Street Journal. There still are warning signs, however, that new voters -- traditionally difficult to get to the polls on Election Day -- could be unreliable. Just 66% of those voters said they would definitely vote this year, compared with 90% of registered voters overall. Additionally, only six in 10 said they were...
  • 2008 Early Voting Statistics

    10/29/2008 3:39:55 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 11 replies · 2,335+ views
    elections.gmu.edu ^ | Oct. 28, 2008
    2008 Early Voting Statistics Interesting for analysis. See link
  • Crist Extends Early Voting Hours in Florida, Dismays Republicans

    Crist extends voting hours This is a very big deal: Florida Governor Charlie Crist, to the shock and dismay of Florida Republicans, just moved to extend early voting hours, a move likely to widen the Democrats' lead under a program on which the Obama campaign has intensely focused. "He just blew Florida for John McCain," one plugged in Florida Republican just told me.
  • Gov. Crist Extends Early Voting Hours Statewide

    10/28/2008 1:27:40 PM PDT · by steve-b · 42 replies · 1,073+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 10/28/08 | Kirstin Maguire, Amy Sherman, Marc Caputo, & Mary Ellen Klas
    Declaring a state of emergency in Florida because of long voting lines, Gov. Charlie Crist on Tuesday extended early voting hours across the state to 12 hours a day. The executive order comes after record early voting turnout has contributed to long lines at polling sites. Current Florida law allows for early voting to be conducted eight hours a day each weekday and for a total of eight hours during the weekends. With Crist's order, early voting sites will be open the rest of this week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. They will be open a total of 12...
  • Texas Early Voting Week 1 Results – Encouraging News for GOP

    10/28/2008 6:43:35 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 82 replies · 2,510+ views
    Texas Secretary of State | October 28, 2008 | Self
    The Texas Secretary of State reports early voting statistics for the counties with the largest population. A quick analysis of their data shows the following trends: There is a huge increase in Texas’ early voting turnout – about 65 percent – from 1 million at this point in the 2004 election to 1.75 million this year. After only one week, the early vote stands at 39 percent of State’s entire 2004 election turnout. The early voting increase is greatest in Houston area – up 110 % compared to 2004. This is likely due to in part to Hurricane Ike (people...
  • Michelle Obama seeks early votes in Vegas

    10/27/2008 11:08:27 PM PDT · by MountainLoop · 7 replies · 362+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | October 27, 2008 | OSKAR GARCIA
    LAS VEGAS—Michelle Obama says a lot can happen between now and Election Day, so Democrats shouldn't consider her husband's bid for the presidency over despite polls and commentators saying he's ahead. Obama told crowds at a park and a plush Las Vegas nightclub Monday night that her husband, Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, will be the underdog in the race until he "is sitting in the Oval Office."
  • Nearly Half Of Calif. Voters Casting Early Ballot

    10/27/2008 6:48:11 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 10 replies · 682+ views
    KPIX ^ | October 27, 2008
    Close to half of all California voters are expected to cast their ballots by mail this election. According data recently released by the California Association of Clerks and Elected Officials, at least 40 percent of the state's registered voters have already decided to vote by mail. That percentage, the association said, is expected to grow over the coming days. Voting experts say a majority of voters prefer voting by mail in Nevada, New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. In all 28 states allow residents to vote by mail. Santa Clara has the second highest percentage of mail-in voters in California, with...
  • RUSH: Early Voting in CALIFORNIA basically even between Dems and GOP

    10/27/2008 10:29:31 AM PDT · by GOPinCa · 61 replies · 2,354+ views
    Rush Limbaugh
    Just heard on Rush Limbaugh program that early voting and mail in ballots in California of more then 200,000 cast show only a 1,000 advantage in party I.D. for Democrats. Again, this is CALIFORNIA.
  • Early vote very Democratic (Actually, More Republican Than Democrat!)

    10/27/2008 8:41:27 AM PDT · by LS · 124 replies · 3,106+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 10/27/08 | Barbara Carmen
    County GOP chief expects 2-to-1 turnout ratio to moderate by Nov. 4 Democrats who voted early or requested an absentee ballot outnumber Republicans 2-to-1 in Franklin County, a trend that is "eye-opening, if not shocking," a national election expert said. "It cannot be good news for the GOP that early voting turnout is trending so heavily Democratic," said Paul Gronke, executive director of the Early Voting Information Center at Reed College in Oregon. "I can think of no good reason why Republican voters are holding their ballots that is good news." Of the 29,661 Franklin County residents who cast ballots...
  • (3rd Early Voting Indicator) National Polls May Be Way Off - What the pollsters are doing!!!

    10/26/2008 9:19:37 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 78 replies · 4,078+ views
    Strata Sphere ^ | Oct 26 2008 8:47 pm | AJStrata
    I have been noting that national polls and some state polls may be way off based on optimistic voter turnout models which are historically nonsense (see posts here and here). One of the first indicators of whether Obama really is enjoying some massive lead is the early voting opportunities, which have not shown what Obama and the media have been saying is a huge democrat wave, like 2006. First there was early voting and registration in Ohio, where Obama’s campaign promised to make huge gains - only to fall 80% short of their mark. All the hype in Ohio was...
  • Colorado Vote Stats look Promising for McCain

    10/26/2008 7:40:42 PM PDT · by johncocktoasten · 28 replies · 1,490+ views
    Vanity Self ^ | 10/25/2008 | Johncocktoasten
    Early Vote Tallies in Colorado hold promise for McCain Nationwide, most polls show John McCain outperforming his Party ID in the Range of 2-4%. This fact is primarily due to a slight edge with independents along with more strength among Republicans than Obama enjoys with Democrats. The early vote stats, along with the active registered voters stats in Colorado are very revealing. 1. Inspite of Democrats having a 26,000 vote edge in the number of Mail In Ballots requested (580240-D to 554485-R) Republicans lead by 2500 in the number of ballots actually returned thus far (184475-D to 186956-R). Democrats lead...
  • Stunning results in early voting in California.

    10/26/2008 5:34:16 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 118 replies · 7,350+ views
    Redstate blog ^ | Sunday, October 26, 2008 | redalert
    California has begun early voting already as well as mail-in balloting. The number of people who have gone in to vote in person has been extensive. The results so far prove what we had always suspected. The polls are being proven as totally unreliable. Although the results of early balloting have not been disclosed,of course,how many Republicans and how many Democrats have voted has been revealed. The results are simply shocking. The polls showed Barack Obama with an 18 point lead in California just a few days ago. The results thus far are the complete opposite. In the most liberal...
  • Making a choice Some early voters buck statewide trend, support Obam

    10/26/2008 1:00:10 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 8 replies · 896+ views
    http://nwanews.com/nwat/News/70438/ ^ | October 26, 2008 | BY TRISH HOLLENBECK
    A small number of early voters interviewed this week outside the Washington County Courthouse preferred Democratic nominee U. S. Sen. Barack Obama to be president. But this appears to be the minority preference in the Natural State. While national polling results appear to give Obama an edge in the presidential race, voters in Arkansas prefer U. S. Sen. John McCain, the Republican nominee, to Obama - 49 percent to 36 percent, according to the 10 th annual Arkansas Poll, which was released earlier this week. "Barring a really significant turn of events, I don't think there will be any surprises...
  • Stunning results in early voting in California. Smile redstaters

    California has begun early voting already as well as mail-in balloting. The number of people who have gone in to vote in person has been extensive. The results so far prove what we had always suspected. The polls are being proven as totally unreliable. Although the results of early balloting have not been disclosed,of course,how many Republicans and how many Democrats have voted has been revealed.
  • Early Voting Numbers Look Strong for Obama in NC, NV, NM, and IA (compared to 2004)

    10/24/2008 11:45:03 PM PDT · by nwrep · 84 replies · 2,181+ views
    Politics USA ^ | October 24, 2008 | jmeasley
    Obama campaign manager David Plouffe released a memo today that pointed out that the early voting statistics in North Carolina, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Florida and Iowa. 20% of all early voting Colorado Democrats had never voted in an election before, and have an almost 300,000 new voter advantage in North Carolina. In North Carolina 56% of the early votes were cast by Democrats, compared to 48% in 2004. In Nevada 53% of the early votes cast have been Democratic compared to 32% Republican. This is an increase of 8% for the Democrats and 4% for the Republicans. In Iowa...
  • Dems have [very] slight edge in Colorado early voting

    10/24/2008 10:31:50 PM PDT · by BIOCHEMKY · 56 replies · 1,631+ views
    Grand Junction (CO) Sentinel ^ | October 24, 2008 | AP
    DENVER — Slightly more Democrats than Republicans have voted in Colorado, either by mail or at early-voting polling places. State officials said Friday that 219,000 Democrats have cast their ballots, compared with 215,000 Republicans and 131,000 unaffiliated voters. Those totals represent 20.8 percent of registered Democrats, 20.2 percent of registered Republicans and 12.2 percent of unaffiliated voters. About 570,000 Coloradans total, including those registered with minor parties, have voted, a turnout of 17.7 percent. When “inactive voters” — who didn’t vote in 2006 and didn’t respond to a letter from county officials — are subtracted, turnout is Democrats 24.6 percent,...
  • Bad news for Obama in early Colorado voting.

    10/24/2008 4:59:32 PM PDT · by BillyM · 125 replies · 5,556+ views
    Hillbuzz ^ | 24/10/2008 | Hillbuzz
    105,277 - Democrats = 49.92% 105,615 - Republicans = 50.08% √ 338 = Difference between the two = 0.16% And remember: not all of those Democrats are voting Obama. We know 30 Democrats right here in Chicago who voted early — and voted Republican for the first time in our lives. We bet there’s a higher percentage of Democrats voting Republican in Colorado this year than any year in the past.
  • I just voted early in MN

    10/24/2008 2:07:32 PM PDT · by DocT111 · 41 replies · 1,303+ views
    I just voted early in MN. Interesting thing - no middle names listed on the ballot for POTUS.
  • Colorado Early Voting Shows a Close Race (don't buy the DBM Bravo Sierra!!)

    10/24/2008 1:20:40 PM PDT · by johncocktoasten · 52 replies · 1,420+ views
    5280.com ^ | 10/23/08 | Jeralyn Merritt
    Thursday, October 23, 2008 Colorado Early Voting Shows a Close Race Despite the polls showing Senator Barack Obama with a significant lead over John McCain in Colorado, 9News reports that the early numbers for the first two days of voting show the race may be close. According to early voting statistics posted by Colorado’s Secretary of State on Tuesday, 96,104 mail-in ballots were returned by Democrats. Republicans turned in 99,306. When looking at the number of voters who showed up at early voting centers, 9,173 were Democrats and 6,309 were Republicans.