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Tue Nov 6, 2012, 12:56 PM

Early vote totals down 4% in Texas compared to 08.

Does that mean the republicans weren't motivated enough?

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Reply Early vote totals down 4% in Texas compared to 08. (Original post)
Skink Nov 2012 OP
kwenu Nov 2012 #1
1-Old-Man Nov 2012 #2
Brother Buzz Nov 2012 #6
EC Nov 2012 #7
Brother Buzz Nov 2012 #8
EC Nov 2012 #9
MissMarple Nov 2012 #10
EC Nov 2012 #11
sadbear Nov 2012 #3
redqueen Nov 2012 #4
BouzoukiKing Nov 2012 #5

Response to Skink (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 12:58 PM

1. Interesting!

I wonder if there will be any surprises/progress for Democrats.

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 12:58 PM

2. Generally early voting favors Democrats

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:29 PM

6. Traditionally, early voting always favored republicans

Old, retired conservative voters, the purple hair women and change jingling men, overwhelmingly voted absentee.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:39 PM

7. No.

Early voting favors Dems. Absentee is repub.

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Response to EC (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:46 PM

8. Well, I stand corrected

Fact is, early voting is a new concept to this old fart as I only learned of it recently. In my pea brain, I simply lumped absentee and early voting together.

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:05 PM

9. A lot of people do, No worries... n/t

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Response to EC (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 02:26 PM

10. We have "mail-in" ballots, and our city elections are all mail-in.

Some people opt for all mail-in ballots, and many still go to the polls for state and national elections.

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Response to MissMarple (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 03:03 PM

11. I wish.. n/t

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:00 PM

3. My teabagger congressman ran unopposed this year.

I'm guessing for many republicans in Texas, they're so confident their nominee will win the state that the only elections that matter are downticket.

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:01 PM

4. Oh yes, please let that be it.

I live in a deep red area and haven't seen many bumper stickers or yard signs at all.

*crosses fingers*

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Response to Skink (Original post)

Tue Nov 6, 2012, 01:19 PM

5. That is interesting.

Bookmarked.

I'll take a look at all the totals, sliced and diced, after they're all in.

Couldn't really speculate though. Could be any number of things. But... interesting.

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