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Democrats Amassing Enormous Lead in Early Voting

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Democrats are amassing an enormous lead in early voting, alarming Republicans who worry they’ll need to orchestrate a huge Election Day turnout during a deadly coronavirus outbreak to answer the surge.

The Democratic dominance spreads across an array of battleground states, according to absentee ballot request data compiled by state election authorities and analyzed by Democratic and Republican data experts. In North Carolina and Pennsylvania, Democrats have a roughly 3-to-1 advantage over Republicans in absentee ballot requests. In Florida — a must-win for President Donald Trump — the Democratic lead stands at more than 700,000 ballot requests, while the party also leads in New Hampshire, Ohio and Iowa.

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Don't think early voting will tell the story. I do hope these are absentee and not mass mailing votes.

Submitted on Monday, Sep 14, 2020 at 4:53:38 PM

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Between Biden raising about twice as much money in August as Trump and now this, it would indicate that the Democratic hysteria to dump Trump is at the fever pitch many of us assumed it would be. Anything can happen between now and election day. But most signs currently point to a Blue Tsunami which would make 2018 look like low tide in comparison...

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In my opinion, TPTSNB have decided to dump trump. His antiglobalist rhetoric, anti militarist rhetoric, anti main stream media rhetoric just about lost from memory. Whose memory? Ours. The elites havent forgotten. Despite his final concession to their commands, he will be subjected to some payback for freaking them out...eventually.

Besides that they control the franchise. It's too late for the puckered trump lips to suck...and kiss enough booty to win.

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What does TPTSNB stand for?

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Dang...busted. I forgot! The People That Should Not Be is about all I can come up with.

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Hmm. I can't say that makes the meaning of "TPTSNB have decided to dump trump" any clearer for me. Who are you thinking are the people making that decision?

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The-Powers-That-Should-Not-Be".

I'm surprised that such a savvy fellow as yourself didn't Google it yourself...

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Oh, I did a search alright, but numerology analysis didn't seem relevant. I learned from years of working with people whose first language wasn't English to avoid most initialisms if I wanted to be understood. I've learned the most-used ones on OEN, but Shad's was new to me.

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"but numerology analysis didn't seem relevant."

Sorry, but I don't quite understand...

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Ah, you searched on the letters and "numerology analysis" sites came up. Sometimes I can be really slow...

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The headline idea represents shallow/wishful thinking. It's based on nothing more than mail-in ballot requests. The Democrat 'lead' may in fact be indicative of typical Democratic voters being more worried about in-person voting. The article's interpretation is merely a guess.

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Interesting. They do say that 75% of Republicans intend to vote in-person and about the same number of Democrats intend to mail their votes in. But their are a lot of rural and senior Republicans who may not do either because of Trump's crazy scare tactics.

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That thought is probably a wash Al. They may be more inclined to law and order in the cities so they are not confronted by lawlessness on the streets, they do have to travel to the cities for many reasons.

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I'm not a US voter, but as a senior living in a rural part of a city, I have no reservations about voting in person, especially since I've never seen a crowded polling station.

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Well it's not something I'm making up. Even the House Minority Leader has expressed his concern:

In an interview with Axios published Sunday, McCarthy said he was privately encouraging voting by mail and believed that the party could be "screwed" by the president's attacks on the integrity of the process.

"We could lose based on that," McCarthy told the outlet, adding that he had personally addressed the issue with Trump.

"I tried to show him ... you know who is most afraid of COVID? Seniors. And if they're not going to go vote, period, we're screwed," McCarthy told Axios.

McCarthy's comments echo growing concern among some Republicans that Trump's hostility to mail-in voting could backfire.

Millions more Americans are expected to cast their ballots by post this year amid concern about the coronavirus, and the method is particularly popular among older and rural voters, who tend to support the Republican Party.

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Hi, Councilor - I'm an old and very rustic/rural citizen in Maine, although you may know I WAS IN Jackie Bouvier's 1953 G.W.U graduation class in DC before she met JFK.

I intend to vote in person at our voting booth in Belfast, come Hell or high water, god-willing

and the creek don't rise.

Enjoy your good comments.

4score &20 last year

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Well God blessya, Nels. But I suspect that's because you are voting against Trump. And, a lot of people owe you a very large debt of gratitude for your courage and your patriotism in doing so...

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I think that's 5 score, Nels. And congratulations on passing the century mark! I'm a quarter century behind you, still enjoying robust health, and hoping to eventually "catch" you.

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