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Republicans mailing in more ballots than Democrats; Lee County is No. 1
TampaBay.com ^ | Oct 18, 2018 | Steve Bousquet

Posted on 10/18/2018 2:49:54 AM PDT by 11th_VA

Nearly 2.6 million Florida voters are receiving mail ballots for the November election

It's still early, but there's no sign of a blue wave in the initial wave of mail ballot returns in Florida.

Figures filed Wednesday with the state show that more Republicans than Democrats are returning their mail ballots, 20 days before Election Day. Nearly 2.6 million voters have been sent mail ballots — what used to be called absentee ballots — and 554,000 arrived through Tuesday.

Republican mail ballot returns of 247,530 accounted for 45 percent of the total returns statewide, even though Republicans account for 35 percent of all voters. The Democratic returns of 207,171 accounted for 37 percent of the total, the same as the party's share of the statewide electorate.

Returns are updated daily. But if this trend continues, it means Democrats must outperform Republicans in early voting and on election day if any of the party's major candidates are to prevail on Nov. 6.

(Excerpt) Read more at tampabay.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2018election; 2020election; andrewgillum; election2018; election2020; florida; leecounty; rondesantis; tallahassee
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1 posted on 10/18/2018 2:49:54 AM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: 11th_VA

It’s called, “Kavanaugh Effect”


2 posted on 10/18/2018 2:54:00 AM PDT by BigEdLB (BigEdLB, Russian BOT, At your service)
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To: 11th_VA

NC had it’s first day of early voting yesterday. I was voter #5, right behind my 18 year old son.


3 posted on 10/18/2018 3:07:31 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: 11th_VA

Let’s hope this trend continues.
Leftists still think that behaving like barbaric Bolsheviks, and trying to foment a revolution or civil war is going to sway the nation to their side.


4 posted on 10/18/2018 3:08:47 AM PDT by EURASLEEP (The EU is Crashing and They're Asleep at the Wheel)
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To: 11th_VA

The Florida Squeeze did not post a report yesterday.

The progs might be in a funky mood.


5 posted on 10/18/2018 3:24:22 AM PDT by gasport (The dung beatle should be the symbol of the Democrat Party)
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To: BigEdLB

Yep


6 posted on 10/18/2018 3:41:43 AM PDT by ghannonf18
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To: Dixie Yooper

I will be absentee voting in Virginia Beach Saturday.


7 posted on 10/18/2018 4:15:35 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: hitting center of mass)
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To: 11th_VA

White person following the rules gets accused of racism and loses their job. Typical.


8 posted on 10/18/2018 4:31:59 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (The first step in ending the war on white people is to recognize it exists.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

Sorry, wrong thread.


9 posted on 10/18/2018 4:33:12 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (The first step in ending the war on white people is to recognize it exists.)
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To: BigEdLB

precisely. Preserving presumption of innocence, evidence, and due process, thankfully still matters to some people.


10 posted on 10/18/2018 4:35:32 AM PDT by ErikJohnsky
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To: 11th_VA; LS; SpeedyInTexas; Methos8

Already outdated and incorrect information. 3.2 million Floridians have now requested mail ballots of this morning. Of this, a whopping 677,000 have already been returned and cast. R voters lead by 43,000 compared to D voters as of this morning. This guy is already behind the curve.


11 posted on 10/18/2018 4:38:38 AM PDT by Ravi (https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2014/general/absenteestats.pdf)
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To: gasport

That’s exactly right. It’s looking even better for GOP this morning.

https://countyballotfiles.elections.myflorida.com/FVRSCountyBallotReports/AbsenteeEarlyVotingReports/PublicStats


12 posted on 10/18/2018 4:40:30 AM PDT by Ravi (https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2014/general/absenteestats.pdf)
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To: 11th_VA

Fake news media saddened, deeply saddened at Democrat underperformance.


13 posted on 10/18/2018 5:04:22 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: 11th_VA

How does this stack up vs. 2016?


14 posted on 10/18/2018 5:54:18 AM PDT by ScottinVA (GOP: The party of jobs. Democrats: The party of mobs.)
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To: Dixie Yooper

This reminds me of the first time I voted 1988. My father I were the first two in when they opened the doors (dad right behind me). I had no problem figuring out the punch card VotoMatic device.


15 posted on 10/18/2018 5:57:04 AM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: Ravi

Do you know where we were on this day 2016 in terms of returns?


16 posted on 10/18/2018 6:00:09 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually" (Hendrix))
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To: LS; SpeedyInTexas

Speedyintexas has that information from 2016. He was posting daily totals then for FL for mail ballot and early voting.


17 posted on 10/18/2018 6:04:44 AM PDT by Ravi (https://sos.iowa.gov/elections/pdf/2014/general/absenteestats.pdf)
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To: 11th_VA

Shhh. Don’t let the enemy know or they’ll send in more illegal ballots.


18 posted on 10/18/2018 6:42:09 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know. how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: Ravi

Speedy, lil help?

Just eyeballin’ it, I’m pretty sure we’re ahead of 2016, when as I recall Rs finished absentee balloting 114,000 ahead.

As of today, we’d finish about 129,000 ahead.


19 posted on 10/18/2018 6:45:18 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually" (Hendrix))
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To: Ravi; LS

Thursday 10/20/16: REPs - 369,467, DEMs - 356,635 lead of 12,832 for REPs, 41.7% to 40.2%

We have a much bigger lead this year.


20 posted on 10/18/2018 6:47:04 AM PDT by SpeedyInTexas
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