The Morning Roundup of Some Early-Voting Numbers . . .
From the Election Day edition of the Morning Jolt:
A Quick Roundup of Some Early-Voting Numbers#…#
Let me blow your mind: As of the afternoon of Monday, November 3, an astounding 1,463,766 voters had returned ballots in Colorado. Out of that …
Updated Early Vote Numbers for Colorado, Florida, Iowa, and Louisiana
The Colorado secretary of state announced today that 332,050 Coloradans have cast ballots already, and out of that total, 145,824 are registered Republicans, and 105,401 are registered Democrats. That translates to a 43.9 percent to 31.7 percent advantage for the GOP.
In 2012, as Barack Obama …
Doesn’t the Panic Over the Early-Voting Totals Look Silly Now?
Remember in late September when Democrats were giddy and Republicans were despondent over “the early-voting totals”? Even though only about 2,000 ballots had been returned in Iowa and North Carolina? Even though about 1 million votes will be cast in Iowa’s statewide …
Minnesotans Are Casting Ballots Already. Really.
Happy Election Day Month Season!
In Minnesota, early in-person voting started September 19.
In Vermont, as well.
Absentee-ballot applications are now being accepted in South Dakota.
In Iowa, the number of absentee-ballot requests has doubled.
This site lists the early-voting rules …
Early Vote in Volusia Shifted 15 Points to the GOP From 2008
One of my key counties to watch tonight is Volusia County, Florida, northeast of Orlando.
In 2008, Obama carried the county, 52.19 percent to 46.53 percent for John McCain.
The early vote in Volusia is concluded. Registered Democrats made up 44.8 percent of the …
Despite Long Lines, Early Vote Down in Ohio’s Key Counties
Peter Hamby of CNN reports, “Dems in Ohio blowing up early vote today in blue counties like Cuyahoga, Lucas, Franklin. Some GOP anxiety about it.”
The lines are long, but they’re still shorter than they were four years ago, …
Early Vote Down 15 Percent in Cleveland, Cincinnati
On the Thursday before Election Day in 2008, 4,583 people voted early in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, which includes Cleveland.
This was a stronghold for the Obama campaign; on Election Day, Obama carried the county 69 percent to 30 percent for John McCain.
Yesterday 2,963 people …
Tough News for Obama in Early Voting Figures
Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report notes that the early vote in Virginia is not going the way the Obama campaign hoped: “Today’s new 10/31 numbers even more troubling for Obama. His best counties way off 2008 pace.” He elaborates …
The Early Vote Totals This Saturday Morning
One of the lines you’ll hear periodically is that President Obama’s chances look better than some polls might suggest, because he’s running up his vote totals in early voting.
Larry Schweikart points out that at least in …
Bob Menendez, Hoping No One Looks Too Close at Early Voting Data
Another note on early voting . . .
Mike Allen’s morning newsletter reports:
DSCC Chairman Robert Menendez will be out today with an “Early Vote Data” memo asking, “Where’s the Surge?” “In fact, to the contrary, in key Senate races, we …
Colorado’s Early Vote Through Monday: 42.8 Percent Republicans, 32.4 Percent Democrats
From the Tuesday Morning Jolt:
What the Gardner and Tillis Campaigns Are Thinking Right Now
I talked to a consultant who’s plugged in to the Republican Party’s efforts in the Senate races in Colorado and North Carolina.
Republicans Doing Just Fine in Early Vote in N.C., Iowa, Florida
Rmmember when the rest of the country laughed at Floridians for not being able to correctly fill out a ballot? A lot of Floridians — particularly Republicans — have gotten the early-voting part down:
More than 683,000 absentee ballots were cast …
A Quick Point About the ‘Early Voting Totals’…
From the Thursday edition of the Morning Jolt:
A Quick Point About the ‘Early Voting Totals’ in Iowa and North Carolina
You’re seeing a bit of giddiness among Democrats about “the early voting numbers.”
A little perspective, please.
In Iowa, …
How Much Will Cuyahoga’s Vote Drop from 2008?
Over at Third Base Politics, a right-leaning blog covering Ohio politics, they think turnout in Cuyahoga County — which includes Cleveland and its suburbs — is down dramatically from 2008. This is a county that Obama won, 69 percent to 30 percent, in 2008.
Republicans 5 Points Ahead of 2008 in Pasco County, Florida
A reader in Pasco County, Florida, calls attention to the fantastically updated county elections site.
I didn’t have Pasco on my list of 50 key counties in the Jolt, but I perhaps should have included it; it is north of …
How the Romney Camp Sees the Early Vote in Iowa
Here’s how the Romney campaign sees the early vote in Iowa:
Amid a much-hyped public relations campaign for in-person satellite voting, which included voting locations next to Obama rallies and visits from Hollywood stars like Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander, …
The Early Vote Is Slowing Down in Cincinnati, Too
Below I noted that the early voters in heavily Democratic Cuyahoga County, Ohio (which includes Cleveland), are behind where they were on this day in 2008 — 30,177, compared to 34,527 four years ago. (Some of that is due to Sandy-related bad weather, …
Cuyahoga County Early Vote Slips Behind 2008 Pace
The remains of Hurricane Sandy are pelting the states beyond the eastern seaboard with rain, snow, and high winds. A bit further east, millions are without power from Virginia to Massachusetts, trees have damaged homes and blocked roads, New York …
The Great Big Early Voting Roundup
For the most part, the early voting numbers for Republicans are pretty darn good.
There are some who argue that because turnout for a presidential election year is different from a midterm election year, the better comparison is to 2006. But …
Checking the Toomsday Forecast Each Morning Can Be Maddening
The poll-oriented bits of this morning’s Jolt . . .
Early to Vote, Early to Rise, Makes a Man . . . Not Spend Time on Line on 11/2
I suspect it’s easy to overstate the value of the early vote; in 2008, roughly 31 million …