Skip to comments.Nearly 50 percent of county's voters have cast ballot(St. Johns County, FL)
Posted on 11/03/2012 10:08:56 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
Nearly half of registered voters in St. Johns County have already cast their ballots, and more than twice as many Republicans have voted than Democrats.
By Saturday afternoon, the last day of early voting, more than 45 percent of voters had cast ballots prior to Election Day, said Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes.
Previously the biggest early voting turnout came during the 2008 general election, when more than 49,000 people voted. Our totals going to be well over 50,000 by the end of the day, Oakes said.
That record was defeated Saturday when counts after polls closed showed more than 52,000 voters had cast ballots at early voting locations. Including absentee ballots, around 48 percent of the countys registered voters have cast ballots.
More than 31,100 Republicans cast votes during early voting, while just under 13,000 Democrats voted early. More than 11,700 Republicans voted by absentee ballot as of Saturday and more than 5,300 Democrats returned absentee ballots by the close of early voting.
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IMO, a good percentage of those Democratic voters may just be voting for Romney as well!;)
What was the party voting breakdown in this county in 2008?
He and his Wife went to Vote and the wait was over an hour.
With his bad hip and his Wife's bad knees, they couldn't wait that long, so they go back on Tuesday to do what they have to do.
I don't want to jinx things, but I cannot imagine the Obama Voters rushing out to cast their Ballot with such enthusiasm. Cautious optimism that a tsunami is on the way.
The local dems are just being snarky, nothing to play but the race card, as usual. They are running scared!
The county is important but let’s look at the whole state. At the end of early voting in 2008, there were 364,00 more dems than reps.
Early voting ended today for 2012.
As of this morning, there were only 106,000 more dems than reps for all early voting for 2012.
We have reduced their edge from 364000 to 106000 with today left.
Also obama beat mccain by 236000 or 2.8%. Obviously mccain made up some ground on election day.
We should swamp mccain’s effort tuesday. Plus crossover dems and indy support. Mason-dixon 6 point edge feels right for Romney right now the way I see it.
In 08 it was 53.11 republican to 27.38 Democrat
I feel a big win coming
Is this one of the areas where Obama denied the military vote? That would stimulate the avalanche.
IIRC its close to 70 R 30D (at the very least 2x as many R as D). I live here, St. John’s county is solid Republican so it’s not some weird swing. People here are fired up for Mitt though (or at least to see Obama gone). It’s a nice place (lot of wealth too), we’d like to keep it this way.
Okay so its closer to 2 to 1. I forgot to account for NPA Floridians like myself (because meh I vote straight R). It’s elephant country though.
Ok.... I need some help here....just watching Fox news and they are reporting that the FLA Early vote breaks this way - 45% DEM 36% Rep and for Absentee it breaks 43% REP and 39% DEM.... the problem is that they don’t break these numbers down as to what the percentage of Early Votes. vs. Absentee Votes.... if they said 95% of these are Absentee, and the REP have the 4 point edge, who cares that DEMS are winning by 9 points in the Early Vote...but some how I don’t think Absentee votes are outpacing Early Votes... but everyone here seems excited by these numbers.... I am trying to understand how the 2008 numbers matter for the 2012 election.... I just want to take a nap and wake up Wednesday morning.
I’m not a mathematician but it doesn’t seem likely that much of the registered republican vote will go to Obama. It is likely that much of the independent vote will be for Romney, and a greater than usual number of democrats seem to be fed up with their party’s candidate.
Man.... I sure hope you are right.... there’s been so many contradictions... Fox News reporting one thing in one segment, an hour later reporting something different.... scares the hell out of me that so many of our countrymen lean to the left or worse.
Just vote and pray!
Thank you for that insight and information.
Please see #7