Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall Elections 2010- #2295 -White GOP Men Stand Out in Early Voting - News and Observer

The largest group of early voters in North Carolina is made up of white Republican men, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan Democracy North Carolina, a campaign watchdog group. During the 2008 Democratic sweep, black Democratic women led all groups during the 17 days of early voting. But during the first three days of early voting this year, it is white Republican men. "Early voting doesn't favor one party or another, but reveals who's most organized and enthusiastic about making their voices heard," said Bob Hall, director of Democracy North Carolina.  So far early voting has been especially heavy for a midterm election. In the first three days of voting, 72,173 people across the state have cast early ballots. That's more than the 70,645 votes that had been cast at this point in the 2004 presidential elections. At the same point in 2006, 35,728 votes had been cast. By comparison 266,649 votes were cast during the first three days of 2008. So far this year, registered Democrats are edging out Republicans, 31,910 to 27,623. In 2008, by contrast, Democrats were swamping Republicans by 3 to 1. Read more....... Fascinating article, please read.

Early Voting: GOP Turnout Unusually High in Key Nevada Counties - Hot Air - Early-voting numbers out of Nevada’s two biggest counties could spell trouble for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in his tough contest against Republican Sharron Angle.  In Reno’s Washoe County and Las Vegas’s Clark County, Republican turnout was disproportionately high over the first three voting days, according to local election officials. The two counties together make up 86 percent of the state’s voter population…  Some 47 percent of early voters in the bellwether Washoe County so far have been Republicans, while 40 percent have been Democrats, according to the Washoe County Registrar. Nearly 11,000 people had voted in Washoe over the first three days of early voting, which began Saturday.  Read more.......

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