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  • 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...
  • Wisconsin governor signs bill ending early weekend voting

    03/28/2014 4:47:15 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3-27-14 | Brendan O'Brian
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Thursday signed a measure into law that eliminates absentee voting on weekends ahead of elections but vetoed a provision that restricted weekday voting hours across the state. Wisconsin law allows voters to cast absentee ballots by mail or hand them in to their polling places before election day. Supporters have said the new law creates uniform and fair rules, while critics have said it disenfranchises voters. Walker, a Republican who is seeking re-election, vetoed a part of the bill the majority Republican legislature approved that capped voting at 45 hours per week. Voting will be...
  • Bad News for Cornyn: Early Voting Numbers Down in Texas (Vanity)

    02/21/2014 11:45:39 AM PST · by Din Maker · 75 replies
    News92FM ^ | February 21, 2014 | Din Maker
    Bad news for John Cornyn: Early voting down in Texas. Low turnout always benefits the "crawl over glass" Conservatives and die-hards. The first day of voting in Harris County (Houston) Texas was 15,000; and that includes the all mail in ballots that had been received. Now, this total includes those who voted in the Democrat Primary as well as the GOP Primary. You can figure only 50% of the votes were GOP (This is Houston after all.) That's worse news for Cornyn. Only 7,000 GOP in person, and mail, votes in Harris County the first day???? Wow! On the two...
  • 2014 Texas Primary: 1st Day Early Voting Totals for Harris County [breakdown by party]

    02/19/2014 5:01:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    February 19, 2014
    Note that there are 3 charts listing totals for 1st day [February 18, 2014] early voting in Harris County Texas for the March 4, 2014 Texas primary. The 1st chart combines Republican party and Democratic party numbers for the day. The 2nd chart is the Democratic party totals. The 3rd chart is the Republican party totals. Each chart lists totals for individual voting locations. Totals for early voters (person) and early voters (mail-ins) are tallied. Potential number of mail-ins (from total ballots requested and mailed to voters) is also shown. Harris County Texas [a large swath of the Houston metro...
  • The Case Against Early Voting

    01/29/2014 1:37:58 PM PST · by gooblah · 31 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | January 28, 2014 | Eugene Kontorovich and John Mcginns
    To the delight of anyone who’s ever waited in line to cast a vote, a bipartisan election commission convened by President Barack Obama concluded last week that states across the country should increase their use of early voting. Read more:
  • NC Republicans vow to fight US DOJ over voter laws

    09/30/2013 8:14:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 30, 2013 9:56 PM EDT | Michael Biesecker and Pete Yost
    North Carolina’s Republican governor is vowing to fight a lawsuit by the U.S. Justice Department challenging the state’s tough new elections law on the grounds it disproportionately excludes minority voters. Gov. Pat McCrory said Monday he has hired a private lawyer to help defend the new law from what he suggested was a partisan attack by President Barack Obama’s Democratic administration. … North Carolina’s new law cuts early voting by a week, ends same-day voter registration and includes a stringent photo ID requirement. The measure also eliminated a popular high school civics program that encouraged students to register to vote...
  • The Good Sense of Voter ID

    08/15/2013 6:46:48 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8-15-13 | Editors
    It is either the case that African Americans, young people, old people, and poor people labor under some onerous yet curiously undetectable burden that keeps them from obtaining free, government-issued photo IDs, or it is the case that Hillary Clinton, the NAACP, et al. are full of bunk when they claim that voter-ID laws such as the one just adopted in North Carolina amount to “disenfranchisement.” The evidence strongly suggests the presence of ambient bunk levels approaching toxicity. In general, Americans are very handy when it comes to acquiring free things issued by the government, and none of the groups...
  • Quitman 10 saga takes another twist as DA Joe Mulholland quietly punts case

    11/16/2012 3:33:17 PM PST · by Vob · 1 replies ^ | November 6, 2012 | :Patrick Davis
    During the spring of 2011, the Justice Department was reviewing the Brooks County case and hadn't forwarded a response in regard to whether the federal government wanted to go forward. If President Obama is re-elected and Eric Holder remains as the Attorney General, there is a stronger likelihood that a sturdier response along with more questions will be forwarded to J. David Miller, Jo Ann Collins (the former elections supervisor/Probatre judge) assistant DA Brad Shealy about their own involvement.
  • Early voting results 2012: AP reports latest figures from Ohio, Florida

    11/06/2012 11:04:48 AM PST · by Smogger · 102 replies ^ | NOVEMBER 6, 2012 | JENNIFER WAITE
    Ohio Votes: 1.6 million Democrats: 29 percent Republicans: 23 percent Florida Votes: 4.3 million Democrats: 43 percent Republicans: 40 percent North Carolina Votes: 2.7 million Democrats: 48 percent Republicans: 37 percent Iowa Votes: 614,000 Democrats: 43 percent Republicans: 32 percent Colorado Votes: 1.6 million Democrats: 35 percent Republicans: 37 percent
  • Obama Seems to Have Early Vote Lead in Key States

    11/04/2012 5:29:07 AM PST · by nuconvert · 58 replies
    -excerpt- No votes will be counted until Election Day but several battleground states are releasing the party affiliation of people who have voted early
  • AP Claims That Obama 'Seems' to Be Leading in Key State Early Voting But Offers Scant Proof

    11/03/2012 5:16:26 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | November 3, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    I have remembered how to seem. ---King George III in "The Madness of King George." This is a tale of two stories. The first story was an article your humble correspondent read in today's Miami Herald. The news couldn't be better for Mitt Romney because it reported that the Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald poll of likely voters showed the former Massachusetts governor leading Barack Obama in Florida by a comfortable 51 to 45 margin. However in the same edition of the Miami Herald there is also an Associated Press story stating that Obama "seems" to be leading in early polls...
  • Obama seems to have early voter lead in key states

    11/03/2012 10:41:27 AM PDT · by granada · 43 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | Nov. 3, 2012 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama heads toward Election Day with an apparent lead over Republican Mitt Romney among early voters in key states that could decide the election. Obama's advantage, however, isn't as big as the one he had over John McCain four years ago, giving Romney's campaign hope that the former Massachusetts governor can erase the gap when people vote on Tuesday. About 25 million people already have voted in 34 states and the District of Columbia. No votes will be counted until Election Day but several battleground states are releasing the party affiliation of people who have...
  • Have you voted Yet? (Vanity)

    10/31/2012 2:44:02 PM PDT · by BornToBeAmerican · 139 replies
    I just voted, I hope everyone has or is going to. The place was packed and it was good to see. I know Texas is safe, but one is never safe doing nothing. Go Vote
  • Even after prime time, early voters still in line [for up to 3 hours - Harris County, TX]

    11/03/2012 12:19:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | November 3, 2012 | Cindy George
    Three hours after early voting "closing time" in Harris County, people in line by 7 p.m. were still waiting to vote. Two polling locations remained open after 10 p.m.: the Franz Road Storefront in Katy and the Bayland Park Community Center on Bissonnet. At least six other voting locations remained open hours past 7 p.m., including West Gray, Acres Homes, Alief, Jersey Village, Champion Forest and Cypress..... ....As of 10:04 p.m., 700,019 ballots had been cast in the two weeks of early voting at the county's 37 locations.....
  • Politico Admits GOP Doing Well In Early Voting

    11/02/2012 2:04:11 PM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 13 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | November 2, 2012 | John Nolte
    While Politico and the rest of the CorruptMedia have been happy to spread Team Obama's propaganda about how they’re stomping Mitt Romney in early voting, Breitbart News was reporting actual early vote counts. What we discovered, naturally, is that the Obama campaign and their media minions are lying. In almost every state that matters, the GOP is making gains over 2008 while the Obama campaign is losing ground. Finally, someone at the corrupt Politico decided to look past Their Precious One's talking points and came up with the same results we did: But by one important yardstick – early voting...
  • Swing State Early Voting Tally (What can we glean so far from early voting in key swing states?)

    10/31/2012 7:08:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Journal ^ | 10/31/2012 | Cory Bennett
    What can we glean from the early voting to this point in key swing states? Unfortunately for prognosticators, not much. Still, looking at voting trends thus far in several swing states and comparing those numbers with the 2008 early-voting numbers offers a glimpse into which way this year's voters lean. And while states don't report early-vote tallies for President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, many states do make voters register for a party when voting. Registration information is a useful indication of the which way the early electorate is voting.Below, "Total Votes Cast" represents the number of early...
  • Ground Troops in Ohio

    10/31/2012 4:06:04 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 14 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 10/31/12 | Robert Stacy McCain
    CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Stormy weather wasn't enough to prevent George Cullen from canvassing for Mitt Romney this week. Monday, while Ohio was hit by cold wind and rain, the Clermont County resident knocked on 25 doors -- but that's about half his average daily total, and Cullen has been knocking on doors in the suburbs of Cincinnati for the past five weeks. While the conservatives he speaks to during his door-to-door visits are "energized," says Cullen, "A lot of them don't want to do early voting. They're traditionalists. They want to wait until Nov. 6." Republicans are encouraging early-voting, but...
  • Obama's Ohio Early Voting 'Dominance' a Sham

    10/28/2012 7:15:32 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 13 replies ^ | 27 Oct 2012 | Wynton Hall
    Obama National Field Director Jeremy Bird released a memo on Thursday designed to calm nervous Democrats by advancing the Obama campaign's meme that it is dominating early voting in the battleground state of Ohio. But as former Republican National Committee strategist Adrian Gray points out, the Obama campaign's Ohio narrative is bogus. "When things are ugly for a campaign, these types of memos can start flying," writes Mr. Gray. "It is troubling for the president’s supporters that they could not come up with at least a handful of positive data points in Ohio."
  • Record turnouts for early voting lift Obama campaign's hopes in Florida

    10/27/2012 8:42:44 PM PDT · by frogjerk · 41 replies
    The Obama campaign seems quite happy after record turnouts were reported in counties across Florida today, the first day of early voting. The Times' Adam Smith reported on Twitter, "More than 20k pple voted eary today so far in Hillsborough Co...In 08 biggest single day (11/1/08) was 18,736. The Miami Herald's Marc Caputo tweeted, "Miami-Dade early voting so heavy that by 3 pm 14,745 people voted -- more than ENTIRE first day of 08 EV (12,000). 12-hour total: 22,625." Gary Fineout of the Associated Press, "Leon County - a Democratic stronghold in Fla - had a record turnout for early...
  • Early voting surge suggests Democratic push pays off in Iowa

    10/27/2012 6:51:06 PM PDT · by frogjerk · 37 replies
    (CNN) -- More than two million Americans have already cast ballots for president less than three weeks before Election Day with a substantial number coming in the battleground state of Iowa. The state, which holds six key electoral votes, is on pace to exceed the 1.5 million votes cast early in 2008 -- a trend that is not lost on either political party. While both parties are investing resources in early voting, Democrats' push to turn out voters -- and in particular young voters in Iowa -- could be paying off. Early numbers, which are updated daily, show that almost...
  • HUGE Early Voting Line In Florida Today

    10/27/2012 3:36:17 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    Self | October 2012 | PJ-Comix
    I went to vote via Early Voting at the local library here in Broward County Florida today as I had planned but the line was HUGE. I mean I saw cars from two blocks away parked on the street. I have never seen such a large crowd for early voting before. Any ideas on what that means? BTW, I decided not to vote today. Partly because I don't like to wait on long lines and also because I have had a really upset stomach the past few days to the extent that I was bedridden all day Thursday. Anyway, I'll...
  • President Obama asked to show ID while voting

    10/25/2012 6:00:37 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 25, 2012
    The nation’s First Voter has cast his ballot – and, once again, made history. President Obama voted about 5:20 p.m. at a community center in his hometown of Chicago, punching his choices into a touch-screen machine after signing forms and showing his driver’s license. He is the first president to vote before election day. “Now ignore the fact that there’s no gray hair on that picture,” Obama cracked to an election official. “I’m just glad I renewed my driver’s license.” Obama declined to reveal his choice for president, a subject of much humor over the past two days during his...
  • North Dallas early voting turnout huge ... 20 times more than 2004 ... in staunch conservative area

    10/24/2012 3:50:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 26 replies
    October 24, 2012 | Vanity
    My wife and I just returned from early voting in the Northwest Dallas (Farmer's Branch / Coppell) area. Lines were out the door ... more than one hour wait to vote. The election judge said that about 1,200 people had cast ballots there each day during the first two days of early voting. Today's total was expected to exceed 1,500. The judge also said that only about 500 people (total ... not per day) voted early there in 2008. About 300 in 2010. The precinct is in the 24th Texas congressional district. It is strongly conservative with Kenny Marchant...
  • A Vote for Election Day

    10/24/2012 5:23:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 24, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    I suspect most voters watching Monday night's debate found it pretty boring. President Obama wanted to force Mitt Romney into saying something stupid. Romney didn't take the bait. So pretty much nothing changed the dynamics of the race. But what if something did? What if Obama announced in a fit of pique that "America doesn't deserve a president as awesome as me"? Or what if Romney pulled open a panel in his chest revealing that he is, in fact, an android? And he was made in China! Or the game-changer could have been something more plausible. The point is, what...
  • Early Vote Looking Good in Iowa

    10/18/2012 7:52:15 AM PDT · by NY4Romney · 5 replies
    On October 15th, the Washington Post did on article on early voting in Iowa and how it is "looking good for democrats." They explained that of all ballots cast, it's 53% democrat and 28% republican - a 25% lead. In 2008, democrats won the early vote by 18% Now, today, only 3 days later, the Iowa Secretary of State reports of ballots cast, it is now 49% democrat and 30% Republican. That's a SIX POINT swing in just 3 days. Furthermore, the ballots "requested" is 46% to 31%. A report from Politico yesterday said this: "Republican voters’ requests for ballots...
  • Supreme Court allows early voting in Ohio

    10/16/2012 11:47:51 AM PDT · by Justaham · 24 replies ^ | 10/16/12 | Sam Baker
    The Supreme Court said Tuesday that early voting can proceed in Ohio — a major victory for President Obama. In a one-sentence order with no explanation, the court rejected Ohio Republicans' efforts to block early voting three days before Election Day. The court left in place a lower court's ruling that said early voting had to be available to all Ohioans — not just military personnel. Democrats initiated the legal battle over Ohio's early voting policy after state officials decided to eliminate three days of early voting that were offered in 2008. Minorities, who traditionally favor Democrats, often take advantage...
  • Obama, first lady plan to vote early for Nov. 6

    10/15/2012 11:34:45 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 15, 2012 | KEN THOMAS
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama won't be posing for any photos in the voting booth on Election Day - he's casting his ballot early. Obama and first lady Michelle Obama said Monday they are both voting early, a nod to the campaign's efforts to encourage supporters to vote absentee by mail or cast their ballot at an early voting location.
  • Memo from Rich Beeson on infamous "early vote"

    10/15/2012 7:52:33 AM PDT · by LS · 10 replies
    OH Romney Campaign/e-mail to me | 10/15/2012 | Rich Beeson
    From one of the Romney guys to state directors: Yesterday morning, a poll was released that claimed President Obama has a “big advantage” over Governor Romney among those who have already voted. This claim can easily be proved flawed and untrue. To begin, it is important to outline a key distinction between how the campaigns are approaching the early vote. This can be determined not by asking “how many ballots have been cast;” instead, by asking “who has cast their ballot”? Many of the Democratic ballots are from high propensity voters who would almost certainly be voting on Election Day...
  • Obama campaign urges Supreme Court to let early voting ruling stand and not hear Ohio’s appeal

    10/14/2012 12:19:01 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 13, 2012
    President Barack Obama’s campaign is urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to consider an appeal in a dispute over early voting in the presidential battleground state of Ohio. A lower court had reinstated early voting on the three days before Election Day and returned discretion to local boards of elections. Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted), a Republican, has appealed that ruling. He’s also asked the Supreme Court to delay the lower court ruling while it decides whether to take the case. Attorneys say the Obama campaign submitted a court filing
  • Obama Campaign Staff Impersonating Election Officials in Florida

    10/03/2012 4:31:48 PM PDT · by madameguinot · 8 replies ^ | 10/3/2012 | MIke Flynn
    There was an initial reporting of spreading misinformation by Democrats in FLA by Breitbart this morning,done ostensibly to confuse GOP voters. Now, another incident has come to light. OBAMA campaign staffers may have posed as election officials to speak to high schoolers in school which is illegal. Romney campaigners asking to speak to them had been rejected as per policy of the school.
  • Beware Electronic Voting

    10/03/2012 11:04:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | October 3, 2012 | Bob Barr
    To paraphrase 15th Century Dutch Philosopher Erasmus’ well-known characterization of women -- "technology, can't live with it, can't live without it." Ever since the debacle that was the vote counting in Florida a dozen years ago, virtually every jurisdiction in the country has moved away from some form of manual voting machine to embrace the technology of electronic voting ("e-voting" for short). Yet, as states and local elections offices have spent millions of taxpayer dollars to institute e-voting, little attention has been paid the potential dangers inherent in this form of vote counting. Indeed, even as many Republican voters...
  • Iowa's Early Voting Dismisses Debate Game-Changers

    09/29/2012 6:22:06 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Sept. 28th, 2012 | Sherry Tomfeld
    I don't like early voting, and think it should be reserved for the military and some seniors. This year is a great example of why debates could sway voters. Foreign affairs, the deaths of Americans in Libya, the truth about our country's financial future are all up for debate. They are serious issues and all answers will be viewed, not only by Americans, but by the world.
  • Is It Me - Or Has "Early Voting" Gotten Out Of Hand? [Vanity]

    09/28/2012 1:19:57 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 32 replies
    9/28/12 | self
    IMHO, early voting has gotten WAAAAAY out of hand. Being given a month to vote is overkill - if something should happen to change your mind in the interim, TOO BAD. The deed is done. I think that a voting weekend might be appropriate, plenty of time - and if you want to vote early for any reason, you have to vote absentee. Either that, or having the option to change your early vote right up to Election Day ... Any thoughts?
  • With Start of Early Voting, Election Day Becomes Election Month

    09/27/2012 3:52:39 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/27/12 | Jeff Zeleny
    DES MOINES – As eight bells rang from the clock tower of the Polk County Courthouse, the doors to the election office opened on Thursday morning and voters began casting the first ballots of the presidential race in this battleground state. “It seems like we’ve been waiting for this day for a long time,” said Nancy Bobo, 60, who stood in line and voted for President Obama. “I’m just thrilled to get out here and vote as soon as I possibly could.”
  • Early voting on pace to surpass 2008 levels in Ohio (Repubs are Outvoting Dems)

    09/26/2012 12:50:43 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 59 replies
    Wapo ^ | September 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Bill Turque
    It’s too early to draw strong conclusions, but it’s a good bet that early voting in Ohio will surpass 2008 levels. More than 10 percent of Ohio’s registered voters — 723,000 including military personnel and overseas residents — have mailed applications for absentee ballots to county election boards, according to the office of Secretary of State Jon Husted. In 2008, about 30 percent of Ohio voters cast absentee ballots by mail or voted early in person. This year’s early in-person voting begins Tuesday. -snip- Much of the early action is in Cuyahoga (Cleveland) and Hamilton (Cincinnati) counties. In Hamilton, absentee...
  • What can I make of this?

    09/26/2012 12:23:53 PM PDT · by ctpsb · 13 replies
    National Journal ^ | 09/21/2012 | National Journal Staff
    With absentee and early voting set to begin next week in IowaIowaPopulation (2010): 3,046,355Registered Voters: 31.20% R, 33.40% D, 35.40% I Governor: Gov. Terry Branstad (R)Senators: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R), Sen. Thomas Harkin (D) Read Full Almanac Profile », a battleground state in the presidential race, Democrats have a 6-1 edge in ballot requests so far, The Wall Street Journal reported....
  • Early voting: Half of U.S. begins voting by tomorrow (which was today)

    09/22/2012 5:55:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/21/12 | Kyle Inskeep
    Early voting: Half of U.S. begins voting by tomorrowBy NBC's Kyle Inskeep 1 day ago Election Day may be Nov. 6th, but with President Obama grabbing a lead nationally and in key swing states, Americans are already starting to vote. Idaho, South Dakota, and the crucial swing state of Virginia are the first states to begin early, in-person voting today. Also today, absentee voting begins in Minnesota, West Virginia, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Georgia, Arkansas, Idaho, and Maryland, bringing the total number of states already accepting ballots to 13. Twelve others -- South Carolina, New Jersey, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire,...
  • Ohio's Secretary of State Jon Husted must explain delay in restoring early voting

    09/05/2012 6:04:38 PM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 4 replies
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | 5 Sept 2012 | Joe Guillen
    Excerpted... A federal judge ordered Secretary of State Jon Husted on Wednesday to personally appear next week at a hearing about his reluctance to restore early voting the weekend before the Nov. 6 election. - snip - Husted prohibited all 88 county election boards from setting early voting hours during the last three days before the election, despite Economus' ruling last Friday.. Husted said it would be premature for elections boards to set hours because he has appealed Economus' ruling