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Record turnouts for early voting lift Obama campaign's hopes in Florida
Tampa Bay Times ^

Posted on 10/27/2012 8:42:44 PM PDT by frogjerk

The Obama campaign seems quite happy after record turnouts were reported in counties across Florida today, the first day of early voting.

The Times' Adam Smith reported on Twitter, "More than 20k pple voted eary today so far in Hillsborough Co...In 08 biggest single day (11/1/08) was 18,736.

The Miami Herald's Marc Caputo tweeted, "Miami-Dade early voting so heavy that by 3 pm 14,745 people voted -- more than ENTIRE first day of 08 EV (12,000). 12-hour total: 22,625."

Gary Fineout of the Associated Press, "Leon County - a Democratic stronghold in Fla - had a record turnout for early voting with 5447 votes cast on day 1."

Democrats typically have an advantage with early voting, but Republicans have been putting a higher emphasis on its turnout effort this time. On Sunday, Democrats will focus on getting out the black vote, with a "Souls to the Polls" drive.

(Excerpt) Read more at tampabay.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012polls; earlyvoting; election; florida
On Sunday, Democrats will focus on getting out the black vote, with a "Souls to the Polls" drive.

What?

1 posted on 10/27/2012 8:42:51 PM PDT by frogjerk
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To: frogjerk

ping!


2 posted on 10/27/2012 8:44:07 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: frogjerk

How many more “DEMS ARE GONNA WIN THIS YEAR DUE TO EARLY VOTING TURNOUT” threads you going to make?


3 posted on 10/27/2012 8:44:39 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: frogjerk

“Souls to the Polls” huh? Sounds almost… macabre and ghoulish, yet ironically symbolic. Going in to vote for their own slow suicides.


4 posted on 10/27/2012 8:46:49 PM PDT by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: frogjerk
"Souls to the Polls" drive

That's pretty damn sick. They are admitting that the dead are voting now? Talk about coming "out of the shadows".

5 posted on 10/27/2012 8:48:56 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: Utmost Certainty

But who is sure that all these dems are voting for BO?


6 posted on 10/27/2012 8:50:38 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: frogjerk; mickie
A heavy vote indicates a protest vote.....and the multitudes of voters shure ain't protestin' Romney & Ryan!

Leni

7 posted on 10/27/2012 8:50:58 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: frogjerk

didnt early voting just open yesterday? How amazing! Maybe the R’s had to work... good gravy


8 posted on 10/27/2012 8:52:07 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: frogjerk
It won't help them. Owebama is finished and he knows it. All the damn fools votin early, won't help. Unless of course they vote three or four times.
9 posted on 10/27/2012 8:52:35 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: frogjerk
It won't help them. Owebama is finished and he knows it. All the damn fools votin early, won't help. Unless of course they vote three or four times.
10 posted on 10/27/2012 8:52:36 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: frogjerk

his Community Organizers are working overtime - they along with the Unions get their voters to the polls.


11 posted on 10/27/2012 8:53:03 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Genesis...”And God breathed into his [Adam’s] nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul”.

You aren’t only called a soul if you’re dead.

That said, these people ARE Ghoulish...


12 posted on 10/27/2012 8:53:46 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: frogjerk

delusional


13 posted on 10/27/2012 8:53:59 PM PDT by RedWhiteBlue (Mama tried)
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To: dandiegirl
If it's Dem strongholds like Miami-Dade, you might as well assume that ≥90% of the voters were there to vote for Ø.
14 posted on 10/27/2012 8:53:59 PM PDT by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: frogjerk
The Tampa Bay Times used to be the St.Petersburg Times.... A highly prized deep liberal paper. One news report tonight said thousands are lining up to vote early... Then they show a video of maybe 15 people... All black lined up to vote.
15 posted on 10/27/2012 8:57:09 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: frogjerk

New election, same lame ass Dem spin. Early voting is always pro Dem. They need as many days as possible to get their lazy ass voters to the polls.

It is irrelevant to outcomes but EVERY election year the Democrat propaganda machine hypes the early voting.


16 posted on 10/27/2012 8:57:49 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: frogjerk
MSM is desperate - the One must be saved at all costs!

These headlines are pathetic - but listen to this:

Obama's Information Minister declares:


"Dear friends, do not worry - we are going to see a come from behind victory happen in Florida! The Republicans have been lying to you! Our early voting turnout is great. Victory is in sight and Allah willing - the President will serve another four years in the White House!"

17 posted on 10/27/2012 9:02:15 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved FrieGrnd Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: frogjerk
This is a whole of nothun' but wishful thinking by dems...

...record turnouts were reported in counties across Florida today, the first day of early voting.

So if it is a big statewide turnout, how does that help Obama again?

The Times' Adam Smith reported on Twitter, "More than 20k pple voted eary today so far in Hillsborough Co...In 08 biggest single day (11/1/08) was 18,736

And Hillsborough County usually goes GOP. It did go for Obama in '08 but perhaps many who are voting early can't wait to wash that bad taste of their mouths this time, along with people who never voted for the bum in the first place.

The other counties are heavy dem counties, but so what? Does it say it was dems mostly voting? What about the heavy GOP counties? Doesn't mention them, but does say the record turnout was stateside, so why focus on mostly dem counties? Could it be because that's the way this reporter/paper want it to read? Gee, who has the Times endorsed?

Without hesitation, The Tampa Bay Times recommends Barack Obama for re-election...

*GAG*
18 posted on 10/27/2012 9:03:11 PM PDT by GLDNGUN
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To: frogjerk

The article says that Republicans were also putting a greater emphasis on early voting - there are huge numbers of Republicans in highly populated Democrat strongholds as well...record turnout does not mean the Democrats have any greater advantage.


19 posted on 10/27/2012 9:03:11 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: snarkytart

I’ll post one more just for you.


20 posted on 10/27/2012 9:05:27 PM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: frogjerk
Souls to the Polls

Hey! I thought that happened only in the Chicago elections!!

21 posted on 10/27/2012 9:10:37 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: MinuteGal
A heavy vote indicates a protest vote.....and the multitudes of voters shure ain't protestin' Romney & Ryan!

Amen!!!!

22 posted on 10/27/2012 9:11:47 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: MinuteGal
A heavy vote indicates a protest vote.....and the multitudes of voters shure ain't protestin' Romney & Ryan!

Amen!!!!

23 posted on 10/27/2012 9:11:58 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: frogjerk

We all remember the exit poll fiasco of 2004.


24 posted on 10/27/2012 9:12:50 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: baddog 219

Yep, the St. Petersburg Pravda speading bullshit!


25 posted on 10/27/2012 9:13:59 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: baddog 219
The Tampa Bay Times used to be the St.Petersburg Times.... A highly prized deep liberal paper. One news report tonight said thousands are lining up to vote early... Then they show a video of maybe 15 people... All black lined up to vote.

The place I was at today had a line a quarter mile long late in the afternoon. I don't think they were Romney voters.

26 posted on 10/27/2012 9:19:20 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: frogjerk

Vote early, vote on election day, they still only count as one vote. Obama can’t escape his fate either way!


27 posted on 10/27/2012 9:19:38 PM PDT by xuberalles ("The Right Stuff" Conservative Novelties http://www.zazzle.com/xuberalles)
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To: All

I voted early yesterday and I heard a lot of talking in line from those waiting to vote. They were not Obama voters.


28 posted on 10/27/2012 9:21:59 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: xuberalles
Exactly! The reason McCain lost isn't because he didn't get out the early vote, it was because fewer people voted for him.

This time more people are going to vote for Romney-period.

29 posted on 10/27/2012 9:23:59 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: dandiegirl
Nobody. ;>)

I voted early today for the first time in my life.
I always vote, in every election I can, and have done so for over 35 years. A few times I was unable to secure a ballot, when I was stationed overseas.
Every year, every election, without fail, as a civilian I have voted in person, on election day

I am a registered Republican.

Since I am a Florida voter, and voted today in Florida, I can tell you I see no reason for the Obama campaign to get excited about the record turnout.
Long lines, quiet and respectfull crowd.
It reminded me of waiting in line at Chick-fill-A in August.

No big drama, just making our silent voices heard. Loudly.

30 posted on 10/27/2012 9:25:10 PM PDT by sarasmom
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To: Moonman62

Oh well, I guess we better all jump off the ledge then right? Clearly Obama is winning Florida and every other state showing heavy early voting for zerO.


31 posted on 10/27/2012 9:28:09 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: snarkytart
I'm just telling you what I saw. What it means is we better get out and vote.

Those people were idiots to stand in that long line. They have until Nov. 3rd to vote early.

32 posted on 10/27/2012 9:41:55 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: frogjerk

Are they taking the “Soul Train” for the “Souls to the Polls” drive? Nevermind.


33 posted on 10/27/2012 10:18:07 PM PDT by ASouthernGrl (BHO sucks)
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To: frogjerk

premature votjaculation


34 posted on 10/27/2012 10:35:29 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: frogjerk

Memo to all Republicans: VOTE EARLY!


35 posted on 10/27/2012 10:41:00 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: frogjerk

Is that where they give free rides, Colt 45’s and a $20 bill to Obama voters?


36 posted on 10/27/2012 11:41:51 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: frogjerk

What difference does it make whether they voted yesterday, today, or a week from this coming Tuesday?

A vote is a vote, and these would almost all be hard core committed voters of either stripe...unless thy’re planning on voting early, and often.


37 posted on 10/28/2012 12:43:59 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: MNJohnnie

I never understood why anything is made of early voting trends since a vote is a vote no matter if it is placed on election day or a week or month before. The people who vote early are IMO the die hard partisans or else as someone here mentioned the angry people who want to send a message.


38 posted on 10/28/2012 2:25:09 AM PDT by Lacey2
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To: ApplegateRanch

Looks as if I plagiarized your post. It’s what one gets for not reading through the posts before adding one.

Sorry.


39 posted on 10/28/2012 2:26:40 AM PDT by Lacey2
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To: frogjerk

Miami Herald Poll: “Support for Obama is Fading” - [Hispanic vote swings to Romney]


40 posted on 10/28/2012 2:32:10 AM PDT by 1035rep
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To: MinuteGal

Early voting sounds like a way to manipulate the voting while no one is looking or paying attention


41 posted on 10/28/2012 3:46:59 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Lacey2

Great minds, etc. By reading through before posting, I’m often by far the last poster, long after everyone else has moved on.


42 posted on 10/28/2012 11:17:22 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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