Early Voting Results Bode Well for Trump in Key States
- Author: Larry Hoffman Oct 27, 2016,
Oct 27, 2016, 15:05
That's a much faster rate of the catch-up than in 2012 and 2008 when Barack Obama won the state.
Early voting results are predicting tight races in key states, with Donald Trump holding potential advantages in Florida, Ohio and elsewhere, while more Democrats have cast early ballots in Nevada and North Carolina.
"Voters have very little protection from local election changes, the misapplication, and misunderstanding of new voting restrictions by poll workers, or threats from intimidation from polling place vigilantes".
The two-week early voting period ends November 7.
Early voting is surging in Arizona, normally a Republican state but one that Clinton has targeted.
The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP sent a letter to the state's board of elections Monday after voters complained that machines had flipped votes in five counties.
According to Google search data, more people are interested in reading about the election than ever, with more than 20% more people searching for the presidential debates than in past elections.
He went on to admit he has not even registered to vote.
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Independent voters in Texas are more like the Republicans than the Democrats. Including mail-in ballots (64,377) a total of 205,390 people have already voted in the state's most populous county. The state did not provide breakdowns by party. Jack Crumbly, D-Widener, bested former state Rep. Arnell Willis by 68 votes. In-person voting began Monday, and Democrats have pulled virtually even with Republicans, at 41 percent each. They now hold an 18,120-vote advantage, a paltry amount compared to their 113,222-vote edge at this time in 2008. And there is a big divide on racial and ethnic lines: Trump led Clinton 57 percent to 28 percent among white voters, but Clinton led 95 percent to 4 percent among black voters and 56 percent to 33 percent among Hispanic voters.
With the largest number expected on the last day of early voting, the early swell could lead to record numbers from Huntsville and the surrounding area for total voter turnout. Other analysts also point to a strong finish for Clinton based on the early vote.
Overall ballots in Nevada are down but the Democratic lead widened after the start of in-person voting last week. Democrats still trail at 19.4 percent, but they're in an improved position from 2012 when Republicans held a 58 percent to 13 percent lead. Among Clinton's voters, 67 percent said she is honest and trustworthy, 18 said she is not and 15 percent were undecided.
The allegations follow a similar pattern: Voters say they voted straight-ticket Republican, but when they reviewed their ballots, they reflected they had voted for Clinton for president, not Trump. In 2012, Democrats trailed Republicans at this point by 10 percentage points.
The University of Texas/Texas Tribune internet survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted from October 14 to October 23 and has an overall margin of error of +/- 2.83 percentage points. Trump's statistics come from a 2012 report by the Pew Center on the States, but there's no evidence of large-scale fraud involving dead voters or voters whose registrations haven't caught up with them after a move to another state, Politico reported. You may also have another person return the ballot for you, but you must first complete an authorization to return absentee ballot form, available from your county voter registration office.
"We are on the precipice of the most chaotic election for people of color in 50 years", Henderson said in a Wednesday conference call with reporters.
Still, it's hard to read much into Utah's statistics.
In Mississippi, Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said recently that trained election commissioners, circuit clerks, staff employees and others would help monitor polls. That could mean that Evan McMullin, a third-party candidate, is drawing support from Republicans unhappy with Trump.