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  • 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...
  • Obama on voter suppression: The truth is, if you really want to vote, you can vote

    11/07/2016 6:13:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 7, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Skip to 3:50 below for the key bit. Good lord. He’s about as far off-script from the usual Democratic message as you can get. After all the Democrats' concern about voter suppression, this is an interesting response from Obama to Al Sharpton in a new interview pic.twitter.com/9qrJ3riT6a— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) November 4, 2016 I assume the left will walk this back after the election by claiming that O deliberately underplayed the impact of voter-ID laws and fewer early-voting hours in order to boost morale among minority voters. If he had complained loudly here about “voter suppression,” it might have backfired...
  • NORTH CAROLINA: TRUMP +142,000 OVER ROMNEY EARLY VOTING[DRUDGE Alert]

    11/07/2016 10:22:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 79 replies
    drudgereport.com ^ | 11-07-2016 | Staff
    Mon Nov 07 2016 13:01:41 ET **World Exclusive** Another dramatic turn of events is being reported out of North Carolina this afternoon: Donald Trump has jumped past all expectations in early voting! In 2012, Romney hit Election Day down 447,000 votes, based on early ballots. He went on to win the state by 97,000 votes. Now, the DRUDGE REPORT can reveal, Trump opens Election Day down 305,000! EDITOR'S NOTE: A poll going into this week had Trump nearing 50% in the Old North state. Developing...
  • FLORIDA SHOCK: TRUMP OUTPERFORMS ROMNEY BY 130,000 IN EARLY VOTING! [Drudge Siren]

    11/07/2016 9:16:12 AM PST · by Red Badger · 153 replies
    http://drudgereport.com/ ^ | 11/07/2016 | STAFF
    DEVELOPING...................
  • The early vote scenario is by no means uniformly good for Hillary Clinton

    11/06/2016 2:10:49 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6 Nov 2016 | Philip Bump
    Depending on whom you believe, analysis of early voting is either a good or bad way to tell who is likely to prevail on Tuesday. There are some cases when it seems pretty clearly predictive, such as in Nevada, where Democrats have built up a big lead thanks to strong support from Hispanic voters. In other cases, it's not immediately clear what the data show.(snip)One thing that we can tell from the Catalist data is the shift in black participation in early voting. In Georgia, North Carolina and Ohio, blacks make up a much smaller percentage of the early vote...
  • US Supreme Court reinstates Arizona ballot collection ban

    11/05/2016 5:02:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 5, 2016 7:13 PM EDT | Bob Christie
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday reinstated an Arizona law that makes it a felony to collect early ballots, stepping into a contentious political issue days before the presidential election and dealing a blow to Democratic get out the vote efforts. The unsigned order from the nations highest court overturns an appeals court decision from a day earlier that blocked the new law and drew celebration from Democrats. Groups immediately launched renewed effort to help voters deliver their ballots to the polls, then halted them after the high court ruling. The Supreme Court decision called into question what happens to...
  • (Twitter) Analysis of Nevada Early voting

    11/05/2016 4:18:00 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 78 replies
    Twitter ^ | Nov 5 2016 | peppercats
  • Early voting way up in Md.

    11/05/2016 8:36:00 AM PDT · by mathprof · 13 replies
    Washington post ^ | 11/4/2016 | Bill Turque and Antonio Olivo
    More than 1 in 5 eligible voters in Maryland have already voted in Tuesdays election, a huge jump from four years ago, according to unofficial figures released after the states early voting centers closed.
  • Trump Shows Early-Vote Strength in Ohio, Iowa in Final Days

    11/04/2016 9:04:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | November 4, 2016 | Mark Niquette and John McCormick
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2016-11-04/trump-shows-early-voting-strength-in-ohio-iowa-in-closing-days
  • Republicans overtake Democrats in early voting (Colorado)

    11/04/2016 9:36:02 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 60 replies
    KDVR ^ | 11/4/2016 | KDVR.com
    According to Flaherty, the GOP leads in ballot returns in Colorado with a tight lead of just 80 ballots. A total of 1,659,478 ballots have been returned. The number of Republican ballots received is 586,202. Democrats have returned 586,122 ballots.
  • Ohio Early Voting Numbers Look Troubling For Democrats

    11/02/2016 6:45:27 PM PDT · by Ravi · 18 replies
    Ohio Public Radio ^ | 11/2/16 | Karen Kasler
    Early voting numbers are coming in from the last few weeks, and from the first weekend of early in person voting. And the numbers could prove to be problematic for Democrats, who found success with early voting in the last presidential election. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.
  • Hillary Camp In "Full Panic Mode" As Early Black Voter Turnout Plunges In Key Swing States

    11/02/2016 2:13:31 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 71 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/2/16 | Tyler Durden
    A few weeks ago we pointed out that Obama enjoyed massive, unprecedented spikes in black voter turnout in both the 2008 and 2012 elections. After hovering around 50-55% for decades, black voter participation soared to over 60% in 2008 and 2012. That said, in the past we've raised serious doubts over whether Hillary should expect the same level of enthusiasm from black voters in this election cycle or whether overall turnout of black voters would revert back to pre-Obama levels. Unprecedented black voter turnout was a huge component of Obama's victories in 2008 and 2012. Per the chart below...
  • Black Turnout Falls in Early Voting, Boding Ill for Hillary Clinton

    11/02/2016 8:16:42 AM PDT · by Theoria · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 01 Nov 2016 | JEREMY W. PETERS, RICHARD FAUSSET and MICHAEL WINES
    African-Americans are failing to vote at the robust levels they did four years ago in several states that could help decide the presidential election, creating a vexing problem for Hillary Clinton as she clings to a deteriorating lead over Donald J. Trump with Election Day just a week away. As tens of millions of Americans cast ballots in what will be the largest-ever mobilization of early voters in a presidential election, the numbers have started to point toward a slump that many Democrats feared might materialize without the nations first black president on the ticket. The reasons for the decline...
  • Early voting is fundamentally unfair and undermines fair elections

    11/01/2016 8:56:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 1, 2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    With the revelation that the FBI is re-opening its investigation into Hillary’s emails and Trump on the rise because he is keeping his mouth shut, many are wondering if Trump could pull off a major come-from-behind victory. The problem is even if his positive trajectory continues through Election Day, it might already be too late for him. Hillary might have already banked an insurmountable lead prior to the authentic Election Day set by Congress since 1845. According to the New York Times, with eight days until official Election Day, over 22 million people had already voted early. Some estimate that...
  • Hillary Clinton on New FBI Probe: I Would Urge Everybody to Get Out and Vote Early

    10/29/2016 8:11:19 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 32 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Oct 29th, 2016
    It must be worse than we thought. Hillary Clinton held a short press conference on Friday following the news that the FBI would reopen its investigation on her secret email server. Hillary urged Americans to get out and vote early before more information is released on her criminal acts. It must really be bad.
  • 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 arent 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.