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Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:43 AM

Florida Democrats Cut Traditional Republican Lead in Mail Votes

Source: Bloomberg

Republicans and Democrats in Florida are casting early mail ballots in similar numbers, wiping away an advantage that Republicans have typically held in the swing state and posing a potential setback for Mitt Romney, the party’s presidential candidate.

Republicans have dominated early absentee voting in recent Florida elections, which Democrats traditionally offset with higher turnout at polling places open prior to Election Day. During the first week of mail voting in advance of the Nov. 6 election, Democrats are slightly behind Republicans.

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Out of about 275,000 absentee ballots returned to election offices through Oct. 13, 44 percent are from registered Republicans while Democrats account for 40 percent, according to numbers provided by Romney’s campaign and the Florida Democratic Party. The data is exempt from state public records law. Political parties and candidates are able to obtain and release the information.

That four-percentage-point edge is down from 17 points that Republicans had at the same point during the 2008 presidential election.

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Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-15/florida-democrats-cut-traditional-republican-lead-in-mail-votes.html

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Reply Florida Democrats Cut Traditional Republican Lead in Mail Votes (Original post)
highplainsdem Oct 2012 OP
goclark Oct 2012 #1
LisaL Oct 2012 #5
aquart Oct 2012 #2
JimDandy Oct 2012 #3
ffr Oct 2012 #4
Cha Oct 2012 #6
Kolesar Oct 2012 #7
HockeyMom Oct 2012 #8

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 12:45 AM

1. Sounds to good to be true

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Response to goclark (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 01:23 AM

5. Not at all.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 01:05 AM

2. Damn. They'll have to steal more later.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 01:05 AM

3. Sounds right in line with the Registered Dem #s

that were being posted every day for several weeks here on DU. Great job, by the way, to that poster! Was very uplifting to see those numbers every day.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 01:17 AM

4. Time to turn up the heat and GOTV

No rest until election night. Get everyone you know who can support Obama to cast a ballot.

Let's win this thing going away!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 01:59 AM

6. High Kick for Dems VOTING!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 07:38 AM

7. Getting their butts kicked by a humble "community organizer"

Barack Obama led a campaign in Chicago to get voters to the polls. He about doubled the yield that was his target for the campaign.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 10:05 AM

8. Republican Party sending mail

saying it's not to late to request your absentee ballot. They even printed out the request form for the ballot.

Sometimes it is BENEFICIAL having a registered Republican for a husband. I get to see what their Party is trying to do.

Second, my daughter who hasn't lived here in 4 years, got mail too from the Republican Party. It assumed that she was Jewish (we aren't) and listing points on why Jews should vote for the Republican Party.

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