Crunching the Early Voting OH numbers (spoiler warning: BAD news for Obama).
Below is a spreadsheet looking at Ohio EV totals, gotten from Cook Political Report’s Chris Wasserman. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv?key=0AjYj9mXElO_QdFJPNUt4U3F5MkxteTBoS29fSGN1S0E&toomany=true#gid=0 To break it down: In 2008 early voting in counties that Obama won were 67% of the total, with 33% of early votes coming from counties that voted for McCain. The same ratio in 2012? 64%/36%. BUT! Kerry/Obama counties showed a 10% decrease; Bush/McCain counties showed a 14% | Read More »
Colorado Early Vote Returns From Overseas Already Outnumber Totals From Last Two Election Cycles
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To date, 19,055 military and overseas Colorado voters have already requested ballots
, exceeding the 2008 presidential election totals by 2,804 ballots. Of the 19,055 ballots requested this year, 8,320 have been returned thus far from Colorado voters around the world. This is already 80 percent greater than the total number of ballots submitted from oversees voters in the 2010 election cycle.
Tracking Ohio’s absentee ballot requests.
We[**] got a guy out there doing just that, and the link to his spreadsheet is here. Executive summary: the process is ongoing, and what’s being tracked are absentee/early ballot REQUESTS, not turned-in ballots. So it’s not telling us who’s ahead in Ohio; it’s merely telling us what we know of which party’s members are asking for ballots. In other words, it’s a possible measure | Read More »