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Thu Sep 10, 2020, 08:46 PM

Democrats build big edge in early voting

Source: Politico

Democrats are amassing an enormous lead in early voting, alarming Republicans who worry theyíll need to orchestrate a huge Election Day turnout during a deadly coronavirus outbreak to answer the surge.

The Democratic dominance spreads across an array of battleground states, according to absentee ballot request data compiled by state election authorities and analyzed by Democratic and Republican data experts. In North Carolina and Pennsylvania, Democrats have a roughly three-to-one advantage over Republicans in absentee ballot requests. In Florida ó a must-win for President Donald Trump ó the Democratic lead stands at more than 700,000 ballot requests, while the party also leads in New Hampshire, Ohio and Iowa.

Even more concerning for Republicans, Democrats who didn't vote in 2016 are requesting 2020 ballots at higher rates than their GOP counterparts. The most striking example is Pennsylvania, where nearly 175,000 Democrats who sat out the last race have requested ballots, more than double the number of Republicans, according to an analysis of voter rolls by the Democratic firm TargetSmart.

Though the figures are preliminary, they provide a window into Democratic enthusiasm ahead of the election and offer a warning for Republicans. While Democrats stockpile votes and bring in new supporters, Trumpís campaign is relying on a smooth Election Day turnout operation at a time when itís confronting an out-of-control pandemic and a mounting cash crunch.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/democrats-build-big-edge-in-early-voting/ar-BB18UQgw?li=BB141NW3&ocid=DELLDHP

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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 10 OP
ffr Sep 10 #1
onetexan Sep 10 #10
louis-t Sep 10 #2
a kennedy Sep 10 #3
Ohiogal Sep 10 #4
Laelth Sep 10 #5
bucolic_frolic Sep 10 #6
tiptonic Sep 10 #7
Tommymac Sep 10 #8
LisaL Sep 10 #9
BlueWavePsych Sep 10 #11
howardmappel Sep 10 #12

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 08:49 PM

1. Fired up. Ready to go! VOTE! And let's go change the world.

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Response to ffr (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 10:07 PM

10. Hear hear!! Best news of my day! So glad to hear this great news.

Dems are fired up for sure!!! At our local Dems office and have seen the steady stream of people coming in to volunteer in any way they can, get signs, buttons, bumper stickers, etc. - or even just to contribute a donation. It is heartbreaking to see and hear the senior citizens mention how frightened and concerned they are of what has happened and what will happen if this dangerous man gets reelected. One gentleman came in for a voter registration form and said "I'm 79 years old and haven't voted in 40 years. I was so jaded since the Nixon scandal that i refused to vote...until now. I'm afraid this guy is going to turn the country into Nazi Germany so i have to do my part to make sure that doesn't happen."

Needless to say he made my day that afternoon. He also said "My other reason for voting again is my wife...if i don't she'll remind me 3 times a day!"

Go Dems!! Biden/Harris 2020!!!!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 08:50 PM

2. We can only hope the dumbass keeps saying he has it in the bag.

Maybe his worshipers won't show up to vote. Then again, none of them are afraid of any stinkin virus.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 08:53 PM

3. I WANT A FAWKING CRUSHING........

and so sorry for yelling, itís just I DESPISE THIS ORANGE PIECE OF SHIT.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 08:55 PM

4. Very encouraging!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 08:58 PM

5. Excellent news. Thank you. k&r n/t



-Laelth

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 09:10 PM

6. The country is under a 4 year attack by a numbskull

what do they expect us to do? stay home and bake cookies?

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 09:27 PM

7. I hope

I hope this true and not a Russian propaganda troll, to keep people from voting. Please vote people. Follow ur vote as far as u can, to and in the polls. If any of the ballots are in Russian, you should be very suspicious, Just kidding, I hope.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 09:43 PM

8. Not big enough yet.

I want the killer clown to be totally crushed.

Let's keep GOTV'ing.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 09:47 PM

9. They are talking about absentee ballot requests, not actual early voting.

Lets hope people get these ballots and return them in time.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 10:41 PM

11. Sooo excited

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Sep 10, 2020, 11:54 PM

12. Ground Game

The media and the rethuglicans keep talking about the "tremendous" ground game and the "hundreds of thousands" of doors that they ground troops have allegedly knocked on -- I don't believe it. Yes, Trump can get them to come to his rallies, but I don't believe that he can turn out thousands of VOLUNTEERS to go door to door. AFAIK, no one has actually seen any evidence of this alleged ground game and the only reporting where someone actually tried to find it came up with nothing. I think this is all talk and BS on trump's part, just like everything else he has done and said.

HAVING SAID ALL THAT, WE NEED TO FIGHT TO THE FINISH.

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