The Campaign Spot

Is the Obama Team Working With Old Numbers in Florida?

Who’s right on Florida early voting numbers? The memo from the Obama camp:

All Voting:

Democrat: 650,363 43 percent

Republican: 651,700 43 percent

Other: 225,980 14 percent

Or the latest numbers in Florida newspapers?

Of the 1,435,301 absentee ballots returned by Friday, 49.05 percent came from Republicans, and 35.73 percent came from Democrats. Of the 1,967,295 early votes cast, 52.61 percent were by Democrats and 30.58% by Republicans.

Under the latter numbers, if everyone in Florida is voting party line, then the Democrats have an advantage of 242,213 votes. Having said, that note:

But the John McCain campaign stressed on a conference call that it has been aggessively targeting and turning out conservative Democrats and independents, so many of those non-Republican votes went for McCain. Campaign manager Rick Davis also said that when requested, but not yet returned absentee ballots are factored in, Florida Republicans have an advantage.

Most Popular

BLM Becomes the PLO

I am inclined to think that the Palestinians have some legitimate beefs, historically speaking. I just don’t care very much. You blow up children in pizza shops, and your priorities go right to the bottom of my global humanitarian to-do list. Palestinians want a state? I wouldn’t lend Mahmoud Abbas a cup ... Read More

BLM Becomes the PLO

I am inclined to think that the Palestinians have some legitimate beefs, historically speaking. I just don’t care very much. You blow up children in pizza shops, and your priorities go right to the bottom of my global humanitarian to-do list. Palestinians want a state? I wouldn’t lend Mahmoud Abbas a cup ... Read More
Law & the Courts

The Judicial Branch Ragnarök Is Upon Us

As expected, President Trump selected Amy Coney Barrett as his third nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, and now the Judicial Branch Ragnarök and Related Festival of Catholic-Bashing is upon us. Senate Democrats could argue that based upon Barrett’s past decisions, they don’t agree with her legal ... Read More
Law & the Courts

The Judicial Branch Ragnarök Is Upon Us

As expected, President Trump selected Amy Coney Barrett as his third nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, and now the Judicial Branch Ragnarök and Related Festival of Catholic-Bashing is upon us. Senate Democrats could argue that based upon Barrett’s past decisions, they don’t agree with her legal ... Read More
Law & the Courts

On Judge Barrett, Let’s Tell the Truth

Once when I was a kid, my dad held up three fingers and asked, “Does this two look like a three?” Little did I know that this attempted sleight of hand would become a regular feature of the process for appointing federal judges. Watch for it in the days ahead as the Senate considers President Donald Trump’s ... Read More
Law & the Courts

On Judge Barrett, Let’s Tell the Truth

Once when I was a kid, my dad held up three fingers and asked, “Does this two look like a three?” Little did I know that this attempted sleight of hand would become a regular feature of the process for appointing federal judges. Watch for it in the days ahead as the Senate considers President Donald Trump’s ... Read More