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LSdemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:26 PM
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How many people voted early?
I remember seeing stories about people being able to vote early.

Does anyone know approximately how many people did so?

Would it be enough to invalidate the exit polls?
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:27 PM
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1. That and an unprecedented amount of Dem Absentee Ballots
:-)
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rwenos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:28 PM
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2. Absentee Ballots Skew Right
I'm hearing that about two million California voters voted via absentee. Historically, absentee votes in California skew toward the right of the electorate, since most of the absentees are business people and upper middle class elderly.

I'm hearing a 65-70% turnout is expected, as big as a presidential election. They're expecting 10 million voters.

Big election. Lots at stake.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:38 PM
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6. Well they are coming in Dem
I'll look for the thread
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:39 PM
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7. Dems got them out to unions...don't be so sure
We told union members to vote absentee.
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neuvocat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:29 PM
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3. 90 minutes left
and a lot of people were voting earlier. We'll see how it goes.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:30 PM
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4. I smell Florida II
and this is GOING TO GET UGLY
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rwenos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:36 PM
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5. LA, SF Will be Late
Also, for you return-watchers out there, I can confirm that Los Angeles County (7 million residents, about 3-4 million voters) is ALWAYS late reporting. We use punch cards just like the big counties in Florida. (ugh)

Also, San Francisco, Santa Clara and Alameda counties (SF Bay Area) also have a history of voting machine problems and late reporting. If the election is close, look for this to start getting reported around 10:00 p.m. PDT.

I'm figuring some judge will look at the long lines in the polling places about 7:00 p.m., and sign an order restraining the closing of the polls. It's happened in California numerous times before.
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PaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:42 PM
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8. I concur
Jessie Jackson interviewed on Faux already stating voter disenfranchisement...yes, it's going to get very ugly due to voting places were shut--I forget the numbers that Jackson said..
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-07-03 08:43 PM
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9. Not me.
In my area, the early votes were available on those nice new "touch screen" machines with no paper trail. So I waited and voted to day, with a prehistoric punch-card ballot.
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