Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Early Voting Gives Obama Edge
Via Political Wire: "'Democrats are voting early in greater numbers than their Republican counterparts in several closely contested states, reversing a pattern that favored the GOP in past elections,' according to USA Today.
'The trend is evident in Ohio, North Carolina and Iowa, Nevada and New Mexico, state and county figures show. In Georgia, blacks are voting in greater numbers than they did in 2004.'
'The early voting trend is about even in Colorado. Republicans claim the edge among absentee voters in Florida, but Democrats are voting in far greater numbers at early voting polling places where voters lined up this week.'
Said Paul Gronke of the Early Voting Information Center: 'This cannot be good news for John McCain. It's the 100-yard dash, and Obama is already 20 yards ahead.'"