Deborah Charles for NewsDaily, October 27, 2012, reports that in 2008, early voting was a factor in Obama’s election and their campaign is hoping it will have the same results in 2012. According to political scientists who specialize in early voting predict that 40% of the registered voters will have voted by November 6.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2012 (Reuters) — Early voters could account for up to 40 percent of all ballots cast in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, and polls of people who already voted show President Barack Obama with a comfortable lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney….
“In some of the battleground states, rates are even above that,” says Michael McDonald, a political science professor at George Mason University in Virginia who runs the U.S. Elections Project and tracks all early votes…
Obama leads Romney 54 percent to 39 percent among voters who already have cast ballots, according to Reuters/Ipsos rolling data compiled in recent weeks.
The Obama – Democrat camp has battled swing state attempts by the Republicans to obstruct not only voter registration in the Hispanic and African American communities, but also to reduce or prohibit early voting. Supreme Court decisions recently ruled against the states of Ohio and Florida, enabling voters an opportunity to vote early.
Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler’s office, reports:
There are approximately 3.6 million voters registered in Colorado — 1,157,083 Republicans, 1,150,527 Democrats and 1,293,492 independents.
As of October 26, CBSLocal reports in Colorado:
Thirty-nine percent of the 626,097 voters who have cast a ballot are Republican, compared to 36 percent Democrats.
To check the status of your vote, go to your state’s website, usually, the Secretary of State department or look for a “checkvote” type of link.
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