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Romney up 92K in OH early voting? Update: Gannett pulls link
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Posted on 11/06/2012 6:53:26 AM PST by rlbedfor

Mitt Romney already has 697,143 votes before the polls opened a couple of hours ago, while Barack Obama only has 605,546, a difference of almost 92,000 votes. The data is time-stamped at 2:03 ET this morning, and the link on the front page of the site reads, “Early voters: How Ohio has voted.”

A few counties have not yet reported any early-voting results, but one county in particular looks huge. Cuyahoga, which includes Cleveland, should be a Democratic stronghold, and perhaps the one area where Democratic early-voting efforts should have produced their biggest lead. Instead, Romney has a lead of about 14,000 votes already, 127,570 to 113,373. In Hamilton County, where Cincinnati itself is located, Romney leads by over 5,000, 29,969 to 24,808. A quick scan of the data shows Romney leading in every county with more than 25,000 EVs.

This may be a very big deal, if these numbers are correct.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
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1 posted on 11/06/2012 6:53:28 AM PST by rlbedfor
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To: rlbedfor
They pulled the link? They are SOOOOO worried that news will get out early that Obama is done. Panic about to hit the dems! ----------------------------------------

Freeper made video featuring a FR clip:You Shouldn't vote...(for Obama) hits 1,100 views.

2 posted on 11/06/2012 6:54:50 AM PST by icwhatudo (Low taxes and less spending in Sodom and Gomorrah is not my idea of a conservative victory)
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To: rlbedfor

My knowledge of Ohio is pretty limited, but shouldn’t Romney have a bigger lead in Cincinnati? I thought that was Republican territory...


3 posted on 11/06/2012 6:56:33 AM PST by JoeDetweiler
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To: rlbedfor

Don’t believe it. To early to tell. By early evening if the trend hold up then maybe.

And also remember that just tells them how many votes need to be made up.


4 posted on 11/06/2012 6:57:05 AM PST by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: rlbedfor

The socialists got the 0bamacare win. Now it’s OUR turn.


5 posted on 11/06/2012 6:57:43 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: rlbedfor

And they assume that ALL (D) voters vote for Obozo. That ain’t necessarily so.............


6 posted on 11/06/2012 6:57:55 AM PST by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: redgolum

Just passing along. If these are true, Obama is so going to loose as historically D’s are ahead in early voting in OH and then the R’s come in on Tuesday to overcome the early voting lead ( or not ).


7 posted on 11/06/2012 6:59:14 AM PST by rlbedfor
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To: Red Badger

These would be actual early votes if the story is true.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 7:00:07 AM PST by rlbedfor
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To: JoeDetweiler

That’s about 20% more for Romney than for Obama, and Dems are supposedly the bigger early voters.


9 posted on 11/06/2012 7:01:14 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: rlbedfor

...”historically D’s are ahead in early voting in OH and then the R’s come in on Tuesday to overcome the early voting lead”....after they get off work......LOL.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 7:01:30 AM PST by astounded (Barack Obama is a clear and present danger to the USA)
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To: rlbedfor

Can’t imagine those numbers are accurate.

Hope so because it would point to a blowout Romney win in Ohio, but most are expecting Obama to have anywhere between a 10% to 25% lead in the early voting numbers there.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 7:02:14 AM PST by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

They crammed down 0bamacare,
time to retaliate and cram down an enforcement of the enumerated powers.

Any existing policy or law that does not specifically satisfy an Article I, Section 8 category is up for review and removal.


12 posted on 11/06/2012 7:02:14 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Red Badger

How would anyone know how the early vote turned out? I thought they were not tallied until election day?


13 posted on 11/06/2012 7:04:03 AM PST by mrs9x
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To: rlbedfor
Cuyahoga, which includes Cleveland, should be a Democratic stronghold, and perhaps the one area where Democratic early-voting efforts should have produced their biggest lead. Instead, Romney has a lead of about 14,000 votes already, 127,570 to 113,373.

WUH-HUT?! Wooooooooooooowwwww!!!

14 posted on 11/06/2012 7:04:13 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: JoeDetweiler

That report only showed 55000 votes counted so far for Cincinnati so 5000 is a big lead.


15 posted on 11/06/2012 7:05:12 AM PST by SeeSharp
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To: mrs9x

You’re confusing early voting with absentee/provisional ballots.


16 posted on 11/06/2012 7:05:25 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rlbedfor

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzsf72lYLo0


17 posted on 11/06/2012 7:06:41 AM PST by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
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To: rlbedfor

If Romney is up in Ohio by 92K in early voting, paint Ohio red on the map. It was reported yesterday that the Obama campaign would “declare victory” based on early returns in Ohio in order to discourage and demoralize the Romney vote. This situation, if indeed true, would put the shoe on the other foot.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 7:08:48 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: rlbedfor

R 53.5%

About right?

Hopeful but not expectant. Don’t want to be crushed by wishful thinking.


19 posted on 11/06/2012 7:09:33 AM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: MrB

Do you mean the early votes are calculated ahead of time, but the provisional/absentees are not? Help me out here!


20 posted on 11/06/2012 7:10:06 AM PST by mrs9x
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To: rlbedfor
These early voting numbers are very encouraging. The only negative I can see is that a lot of Republicans were so gung-ho to get the Kenyan Commie out of office that they couldn't wait for today and voted early, thus tamping down the Election Day vote, since republicans are only allowed to vote once.

For the statistically inclined, here is a link to the 2008 vote in Ohio. Scroll down a bit for the county-by-county tabulation.

21 posted on 11/06/2012 7:10:08 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (I've waited for Nov 6th like it's Christmas. Please--no lump of coal.)
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To: rlbedfor
These early voting numbers are very encouraging. The only negative I can see is that a lot of Republicans were so gung-ho to get the Kenyan Commie out of office that they couldn't wait for today and voted early, thus tamping down the Election Day vote, since republicans are only allowed to vote once.

For the statistically inclined, here is a link to the 2008 vote in Ohio. Scroll down a bit for the county-by-county tabulation.

22 posted on 11/06/2012 7:10:28 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (I've waited for Nov 6th like it's Christmas. Please--no lump of coal.)
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To: rlbedfor
That was bad data, which is why the story was pulled.

Obama will have a lead coming out of early voting (which includes absentees in Ohio's tally); what matters is how large the lead is. In 2008, he netted more than 300,000 votes in the early period, and won the state by 262,000. This time, he's down at least 125,000 so far (as of yesterday, some votes are still coming in this morning).

Our peeps on Twitter (including LS) think we need to get about a 6% turnout margin today to win, and the last Dispatch poll showed Romney winning in-person voters by 11%. It'll be close (I think), but I think we pull it off.

23 posted on 11/06/2012 7:11:13 AM PST by TonyInOhio (~~ THE EXIT POLLS ARE WRONG! ~~)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Sorry about the double post. I got a “Server Error” on my first try. FreeRepublic has been slow and glitchy lately, probably due to interest in the election.


24 posted on 11/06/2012 7:11:54 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (I've waited for Nov 6th like it's Christmas. Please--no lump of coal.)
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To: rlbedfor

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25 posted on 11/06/2012 7:14:37 AM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: mrs9x

They are just going by party affiliation of those who voted, not actually the votes themselves........


26 posted on 11/06/2012 7:14:38 AM PST by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: Red Badger

And they assume that ALL (D) voters vote for Obozo. That ain’t necessarily so.............


I don’t how they handle, count or process, early votes. I doubt they have been counted as of yet.

However news sites construct articles/data for publishing at some later time and this isn’t the first time something meant to go live at a later time has slipped though. Chances are this is an article being constructed to go live later today or after the polls close.


27 posted on 11/06/2012 7:15:21 AM PST by deport
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To: rlbedfor

People need to have a strong shot in the arm of 2004......these kind of early voting figures were touted by Dems causing a tidal wave of motivated late Bush voters.......

until them polls close, it is healthy to believe this is on a knife edgde...healthy for the campaign that is, not your average FReepers health!


28 posted on 11/06/2012 7:16:16 AM PST by UKrepublican
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To: deport

They are just going by party affiliation of those who voted, not actually the votes themselves........


29 posted on 11/06/2012 7:17:02 AM PST by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: TonyInOhio
That was bad data, which is why the story was pulled.

You're ruining my breakfast. ;)

What is your source?

30 posted on 11/06/2012 7:18:25 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: mrs9x

As far as I know, that’s exactly the case.
Early votes are counted, because they are electronic.

Provisionals and absentees are only opened and counted if their total count exceeds the margin of victory.


31 posted on 11/06/2012 7:18:47 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rlbedfor

Wow! Yes! Yes! Yes!


32 posted on 11/06/2012 7:19:37 AM PST by rawhide
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To: Red Badger

“I doubt they have been counted as of yet.”

It looks to me like they have been counted:

http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20121106/NEWS010601/311060015/?nclick_check=1


33 posted on 11/06/2012 7:20:06 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion
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To: rlbedfor
Cleveland's local channel 5, WEWS, reported last night that there were fewer Democrats voting early than last election. Link here.

"While Democrats state the poll numbers show the early vote benefits them, it’s interesting to note as a percentage, the early vote reflects an uptick for Republicans compared to their early voting numbers in 2008."
34 posted on 11/06/2012 7:20:25 AM PST by neefer (Because you can't starve us out and you can't make us run.)
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To: LS

Thoughts on this?


35 posted on 11/06/2012 7:20:36 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: rlbedfor

The Democrats might even muster an early lead, but once all the Republicans get out of work and vote, it will go the other way very quickly


36 posted on 11/06/2012 7:20:55 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: JoeDetweiler

This is EARLY VOTING.


38 posted on 11/06/2012 7:22:02 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Doesn’t look like all of the precincts have reported early voting numbers. The fact that the total is already at 24% of the expected vote leads me to believe this is bogus data.


39 posted on 11/06/2012 7:22:21 AM PST by CatOwner
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To: rlbedfor

40 posted on 11/06/2012 7:23:44 AM PST by Daryl L.Hunter
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To: TonyInOhio

You went from OH is definitely going R leading up to today to “i think we can pull it off.”

Yikes.


41 posted on 11/06/2012 7:25:14 AM PST by snarkytart
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To: SamAdams76

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmKk7pYZh4A&feature=relmfu


42 posted on 11/06/2012 7:25:54 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: SE Mom; LS

My understanding is that Ohio doesn’t release the early vote counts until after all polls close this evening, so either this is a major leak, or it’s fake data.


43 posted on 11/06/2012 7:26:33 AM PST by Thane_Banquo (Support hate crime laws: Because some victims are more equal than others.)
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To: InterceptPoint
What is your source?

The Ohio Secretary of State's office. :) I suspect the Gannett story was based on a pollster's model of the EV stats but that they forgot about voters who didn't vote in the primary.

I'm not worried, however - the cut in Barry's margins will be significant, and I think we more than make up the difference today. Keep in mind that Barry's campaign has been hammering their drones to vote early for two months, and yet they are still way down in some of their largest counties. At the same time, GOP early turnout has significantly increased. My guess is that it will still be close, but Romney has an edge. if we turnout like we did in 2004, we win.

44 posted on 11/06/2012 7:26:55 AM PST by TonyInOhio (~~ THE EXIT POLLS ARE WRONG! ~~)
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To: rlbedfor

so the Dem counties do not report yet because they wait for the republican counties to report and then the Dems know how many votes to pull out of their cars and those boxes which have been stuffed in the corners of some buildings


45 posted on 11/06/2012 7:27:33 AM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: rlbedfor

They must have posted the numbers so the frauds get a head start.


46 posted on 11/06/2012 7:27:40 AM PST by CPONuke
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Ohio must have different laws than Florida. Here, NO ballots are counted before election night. Absentees and EV all get counted at the same time as regular..........


47 posted on 11/06/2012 7:28:16 AM PST by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: icwhatudo

” A Cincinnati.com front-page link to a chart with dummy data, created as a design template for election results, was inadvertently posted early Tuesday morning.

It purported to show early voting totals in Ohio counties. However, no votes have been counted yet – by law counting doesn’t start until the polls close.

Cincinnati.com regrets the error.”


48 posted on 11/06/2012 7:29:09 AM PST by TBBT
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To: rlbedfor
This is HUGH and series.

an aside the link still works: Ohio presidential vote by counties
(Drudge --CLAIM: Early count in Ohio gives Romney 92,000 vote lead...)

49 posted on 11/06/2012 7:29:29 AM PST by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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To: CatOwner

Please Folks don’t get sucker punched by every news item that comes out instead FAST and Pray like you never have before. GO out and DRAG family folk, friends anyone that is voting for Romney to the BOOTH!! Find time to get on your knees and PRAY, PRAY and ask God, the God who can move mountains of impossibility by faith to give Romney/Ryan a victory tonight!!! WE NEED YOU MORE THAN EVER LORD JESUS...HELP US win this BATTLE against EVIL!! WE BEG THEE!!


50 posted on 11/06/2012 7:30:37 AM PST by RoseofTexas
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