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Mon Oct 22, 2012, 03:16 PM

Early Voting tightens in Swing States Washington Post

We wrote last week that Democrats were seeing some strong absentee and early voting numbers in swing states in the first half of October.
Over the last week, though, there are signs that things are tightening.
The GOP is making strides in Iowa and Ohio, even as the information we have continues to suggest Democrats leading in those states.
And as voters head to the polls for the first days of in-person early voting in Nevada and North Carolina, the numbers in those states are looking a lot like they did four years ago.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/10/22/early-vote-tightens-in-swing-states/

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Dalai_1 Oct 2012 OP
Samjm Oct 2012 #1
kansasobama Oct 2012 #2
yellowcanine Oct 2012 #3
GitRDun Oct 2012 #4
Barack_America Oct 2012 #5
Dalai_1 Oct 2012 #6

Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 03:19 PM

1. CO Voting now too

Early voting started in CO today.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 03:32 PM

2. Thanks for the post

Thanks for a dose of truth. All votes count. It is going to tighten. We are dreaming if it will not. In the end, we may win by 1% or 2% or even less. I am ok as long as we win Nevada, CO, Ohio, and Iowa. A win is a win.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 03:33 PM

3. "the numbers in those states are looking a lot like they did four years ago."

And wouldn't this be an indication that the 2008 turnout just might be a pretty good predictor of 2012 turnout? If so this would be good for Obama, it seems to me.

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 03:40 PM

4. Gotta sell those papers!

So IA is pretty close to where it was 4 years ago; 48-31 now versus 47-29 in 2008.

In OH, "about 40,000 more early votes (54 percent of the total) have been cast in precincts that Obama won in 2008 vs. ones John McCain won"

Wow it's really tightening guys!

hahahahahahaha I am....what's the word? Oh yeah! "Concerned...."

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Response to Dalai_1 (Original post)

Mon Oct 22, 2012, 03:43 PM

5. Sweet! Obama won Nevada and North Carolina in 2008!

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Mon Oct 22, 2012, 04:21 PM

6. I really think some

have underestimated our Presidents ground game...so many new Democrat
registrations..add those to the ones in "08 and looks as if "the machine"
is whirring full steam ahead!

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