Early voting in 2018 has already exceeded the 2014 midterm number of total votes.

By | 2018-11-02T09:06:54+00:00 November 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |6 Comments

Remember, a larger voter turnout is always better for the Democrats than it is for the Republicans. 

Courtesy of Fortune

Voter turnout in the 2018 midterms looks set to smash records.

With Election Day still five days away (That’s actually three days now.), the number of voters taking the opportunity to cast their ballot early in Texas has already topped the Lone Star state’s entire 2014 turnout.

A further 19 U.S. states and the District of Columbia have also outperformed their 2014 early voting turnout, according to political scientist Michael P. McDonald of the University of Florida in Gainesville.

As of late Wednesday, McDonald’s United States Elections Project estimates that 25.5 million Americans had cast early votes.

“What we’re seeing is very high levels of engagement on both sides in the competitive elections for governor and Senate,” McDonald told the Washington Post.

In states with prominent Senate or gubernatorial races, McDonald’s research has discovered that both national parties seem to be succeeding in turning out voters. Among lower-key elections, however, participation seems to be slightly higher among registered Democrats, which McDonald suggests could be a consequence of voters channeling discontent with national politics into their local races.

I am going to predict that the number of Democratic voters is larger than this McDonald fellow is predicting. 

I think this is more evidence that the blue wave is still coming. 

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6 Comments

  1. Anon November 3, 2018 at 5:28 am - Reply

    I early voted in my state, Tennessee. But I’m worried about the blue ticket. Trump’s obvious political stunt over the ‘caravan of murderers’ heading this way has taken hold tightly. And it is a stunt. Dr. Christine Ford’s credible assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh are soooo last month, over and done, the MAGA bomber is forgotten, too, and so is the Pittsburgh mass murderer who claimed he didn’t like Trump, but obviously listened to his hateful anti-refugee rhetoric. All these things should have sickened normal, rational decent human beings into realizing the common denominator: Donald Trump and the Republican Party, but they don’t. Trump owns the media. He directs all coverage because coverage is on him 24/7.

  2. Beaglemom November 3, 2018 at 6:44 am - Reply

    We get these Jack O’Malley ads popping up, courtesy of Google, whenever we turn on the computer. I zap every single one of them because I use the computer in part to avoid the ads on television. Jack O’Malley is a Republican running for Michigan’s House of Representatives in Leelanau County. Why in God’s good name are the Republicans wasting their money running non-stop on-line ads showing a grinning O’Malley (rather like a grinning jack-o’lantern)? His opponent is a very nice, serious woman who has worked for 35 years as a nurse and who is genuinely concerned about 1) healthcare and 2) the environment, specifically about the Great Lakes and inland lakes which the Republicans in this state have been abusing for years now. Why not just appear in public with her and debate the issues? I sincerely hope that O’Malley loses and loses big on Tuesday but this is a very red part of the state so who knows . . . . I just cannot stand the ads interfering with my use of the Internet. I bet a lot of people are being pestered this way all around the country.

    I sure hope it turns out to be one of the dumbest things the GOP have done this election cycle.

  3. BLM November 3, 2018 at 7:52 am - Reply

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/11/03/georgia-republicans-democrats-2018-voter-supression-222183

    “A lot of white folks still think we should be picking cotton,”

    https://www.salon.com/2018/11/02/jon-stewart-is-right-how-long-will-the-media-play-trumps-game/

    “You are, like, the most powerful man in the world.”
    Reflexively Trump looks off-camera and grins, briefly, his face flush with what appears to be self-satisfaction. There was concentrated smugness in that expression, tinged with a pugilist’s cruelty. Trump softly replies, “They like me more because of it,” calling his dangerous hyperbolic term the only way he can fight back. That satisfied grin says he knows he’s winning.

    – what is coming home to roost now is how stubborn traditional news outlets have been in their refusal to acknowledge that the entertainer-in-chief has changed the game on them entirely. He did so from day one of his term by painting the entire industry as one nebulous cabal of ineffectual antagonists. “And now he has changed the conversation to, not that his policies are silly or not working or any of those other things, it’s all about the fight,” “He is able to tune out everything else and get people just focused on the fight. And he’s going to win that fight.”NOW go pick cotton-OK}

    https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/10/30/18039990/trump-media-sanders-press-fake-news-enemy-people-bombing

  4. JB$ November 3, 2018 at 8:08 am - Reply

    “ShOOter!” “All evidence points to a single ACTOR who has stayed on scene and is deceased at this time so there is no additional threat to the public,” “In my public service career, I have had to be on some bad scenes. This is the worst. Please PRAY,”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/11/florida-yoga-class-fought-back-gunman-killed-two/

  5. LuvTrae November 3, 2018 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJNvM6LcBUQ

    Liberal Redneck – If You Don’t Vote, You Ain’t Shit Trae Crowder
    Published on Nov 1, 2018

    The time for excuses and narratives and hot takes and all that other shit is at an end y’all. It’s time to VOTE NOW. This is it. This is everything. Fuckin VOTE!

  6. Anonymous November 3, 2018 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Didn’t the Democrats lose seats in the House, Senate, Governors and State Legislations in 2014?

    It’s looking like Heidi Heitkamp is going to lose. If the Democrats win every leans Democrat and toss up Senate seat they’ll still only have 50. Their only hope of breaking 51 is if Beto wins. Of course, when Joe Manchin continues to cross the aisle, that will still be 50-50 with 666Pence as the tie-breaker.

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