Early voting: Democrats show strength in key battlegrounds

by Hope Yen - Associated Press / The Washington Times  |  published on October 22, 2016

Early VotingWASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton appears to be displaying strength in the crucial battleground states of North Carolina and Florida among voters casting ballots before Election Day, and may also be building an early vote advantage in Arizona and Colorado.

Donald Trump, meanwhile, appears to be holding ground in Ohio, Iowa and Georgia, according to data compiled by The Associated Press. Those are important states for Trump, but not sufficient for him to win the presidency if he loses states like Florida or North Carolina.

“The Trump campaign should be concerned,” said Scott Tranter, co-founder of Optimus, a Republican data analytics firm. His firm’s analysis suggests a “strong final showing for the Clinton campaign” in early voting.

Early voting – by mail or at polling stations – is off to a fast start. More than 4.2 million votes have been cast already, far outpacing the rate for this period in 2012. Balloting is underway in 34 out of 37 early-voting states.

In all, more than 45 million people are expected to vote before Election Day – or as much as 40 percent of all votes cast.

  • Walter Flatt

    ANY PERSON COMMITTING FRAUD AND IT PROVEN SHOULD BE PUT IN JAIL FOR F 5 YEARS HARD LABOR.

    FROM A KOREAN WAR VET 51/53, A REG. DEM. ALL MY LIFE, BUT WILL VOTE FOR TRUMP.

    I BELIEVE WE HAVE BEEN SET UP FOR A TRY AT A MUSLIM INVASION OF THIS COUNTRY BY, HILLIARY, OBAMA, KERRY, SORROS AND THE BIASED MEDIA. READ ALL THE WHYS BELOW.

    IF YOU HAVE THE GUT5, GOOGLE THE BELOW AND LISTEN TO ALL AND READ ALL THE BELOW YOU MIGHT WAKE UP.

    GOOGLE 3 THINGS, THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015, 2ND, HILLARY CAREER CHRIMINAL, 3RD, CLINTONS CIRCLE OF POWER. LISTEN TO ALL.

    IF YOU ARE FOR THE ABOVE AND BELOW, YOU ARE TRYING TO DESTROY MY COUNTRY

    WHICH HAD YOU RATHER HAVE FOR A PRESIDENT A MAN, (AS 99% HAS), THAT TALKS A LITTLE DIRTY TO MEN, OR THE ABOVE IN THE GOOGLE.

    WHY GET MAD AT PUTIN, HE SAID THAT THERE WAS NO PLACE IN RUSSIA FOR ANYONE THAT WOULD NOT FOLLOW THEIR LAW AND SPEAK THEIR LANGUAGE, GO TO A COUNTRY THAT DID.

    WHY HAS HILLIARY, OBAMA, KERRY AND THE BIASED NEWS MEDIA DONE EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO HELP THE RADICAL MUSLIMS.

    WHY IS A LAW THAT WAS PASSED IN 1952 BARRING ALL MUSLIMS FROM THIS COUNTRY, NOT ENFORCED? THIS LAW INCLUDES OBAMA SINCE HE SAID HE WAS A MUSLIM, AND ALL HE HAS AROUND HIM IN DC.

    WHY DID THIS ADMINSTRATION TRY AND BUY UP ALL AMMO?

    WHY TRADE 5 TERRIOST FROM CUBA FOR ONE TRAITOR?

    WHY TRY AND TAKE OUR GUNS? HITLER DID, & HISTORY TELLS US WHAT HAPPENED THERE.

    WHY ALLOW A MINIMUM OF 35 MUSLIM CAMPS HERE IN THE STATES?

    WHY ARE THERE 5 MUSLIM CAMPS IN N. VA. CLOSE TO DC? ARE THEY TO TAKE WASHINGTON?

    WHY BUILD A FEMA CAMP IN EVERY STATE, SOME MORE THAN ONE, WITH ARMED GUARDS? ARE THEY TO HOLD MUSLIMS?

    WHY ARE THEY BRINGING THOUSANDS OF YOUNG MUSLIMS HERE?

    WHY IS THE TAX PAYER HAVING TO FEED, CLOTH & HOUSE THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSAND OF MUSLIMS BEING BROUGHT HERE?

    WHY GIVE THE THOUSANDS OF MUSLIMS BROUGHT IN FREE HEALTH CARE, SPENDING THOUSANDS FOR HOSPITAL CARE?

    WHY ARE THE ILLEGALS BEING TREATED BETTER THAN OUR VETERANS.

    WHY STOP THE TANK AND PLANE SHIPPMENT TO EGYPT, WHEN THEIR ARMY KICK THE RADICALS OUT?

    WHY DID OUR GOVERNMENT SEND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO HELP THE RADICALS IN IRAN, A COUNTRY OUT TO DESTROY US?

    WHY ARE WE SENDING BILLIONS TO ARAB COUNTRIES, AND LETING OUR COUNTRY GO TO POT?

    WHY DONT THEY ENFORCE THE LAW BARRING ALL MUSLIMS FROM THIS COUNTRY?

    WHY IS THE MUSLIM MAJOR IN TEXAS LIVING THAT KILLED 14 SOLDIERS AND WOUNDED A LOT MORE?

    WHY ARE THEY RELEASING ALL MUSLIMS IN CUBA TO GO BACK INTO ACTION TO KILL OUR SOLDIERS?

    WHY DONT WE HANG ALL MUSLIMS CAUGHT AND BURY THEM WITH PIG PARTS, LIKE GENERAL PERSHING DID IN THE PHILLIPENS?

    WHY WAS OBAMA ALLOWED TO SWEAR IN CARLOYN WALKER AS JUDGE IN BROOKLIN USING THE QURAN?

    I SAY, ARM ALL OUR TROUPS TO PREVENT A MUSLIM TAKEOVER. THINK IT IS IMPOSSIBLE. I CAN TAKE 100 AND TAKE ANY BASE IN 1 HOUR.

    BETTER COAT ALL YOU AMMO WITH PIGS BLOOD OR GREASE, LET THE WORLD YOU ARE DOING SO.

    JUST PRAY THAT DONALD TRUMP IS ELECTED AND IS ABLE TO TAKE OVER AS OUR PRESIDENT.

    GOOGLE THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLE 2015 AND YOU JUST MIGHT KNOW WHY.

    BELOW IS A GOOD REASON WHY I BELIEVE THAT A TAKEOVER TRY IS POSSIBLE. HOW CAN THE BIASED NEWS SAY OBAMA IS NOT A MUSLIM.

    THE LAST WHY, WHY DONT THE BIASED NEWS MEDIA REPORT ALL THIS???????????

    TRUMP IS THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS A CHANCE TO HELP. ITS EITHER HILLARY OR TRUMP. MY CHOICE IS TRUMP.

    PRESIDENT OBAMA A CONFESSED MUSLIM.

    IS this is why you didn’t go to France to show solidarity against the Muslim terrorists: YOU

    * spoke these words at an Islamic dinner -“I am one of you.”

    * spoke of “My Muslim faith.”

    * gave $100 million in U.S. taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques.

    * wrote that in the event of a conflict- “I will stand with the Muslims.”

    * assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that – “I am a Muslim.”

    * bowed in submission before the Saudi King.

    * sat for 20 years in a Liberation Theology Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism.

    * exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that the rest of us have to pay.

    * purposefully omitted – “endowed by our Creator ” – from your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence.

    * mocked the Bible and Jesus Christ’s Sermon on the Mount while repeatedly referring to the ‘HOLY’ Qur’an.

    * raveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States of America.

    * instantly threw the support of your administration behind the building of the Ground Zero Victory mosque overlooking the hallowed crater of the World Trade Center.

    * refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but hastened to host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the White House.

    * ordered Georgetown Univ. and Notre Dame to shroud all vestiges of Jesus Christ BEFORE you would agree to go there to speak, but in contrast, you have NEVER requested the mosques you have visited to adjust their decor.

    * appointed anti-Christian fanatics to your Czar Corps.

    * said that NASA’s “foremost mission” was an outreach to Muslim communities.

    * as an Illinois Senator was the ONLY individual who would speak in favor of infanticide.

    * was the first President not to give a Christmas Greeting from the White House, and went so far as to hang photos of Chairman Mao on the WH tree.

    * curtailed the military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists.

    * refused to condemn the Ft. Hood killer as an Islamic terrorist.

    * has refused to speak-out concerning the horrific executions of women throughout the Muslim culture, but yet, have submitted Arizona to the UN for investigation of hypothetical human-rights abuses.

    * who when queried in India refused to acknowledge the true extent of radical global Jihadists, and instead profusely praised Islam in a country that is 82% Hindu and the victim of numerous Islamic terrorists assaults.

    * funneled $900 Million in U.S. taxpayer dollars to Hamas.

    * ordered the USPS to honor the MUSLIM holiday with a new commemorative stamp.

    * directed our UK Embassy to conduct outreach to help “empower” the British Muslim community.

    * funded mandatory Arabic language and culture studies in Grammar schools across our country.

    * follows the Muslim custom of not wearing any form of jewelry during Ramadan.

    * departs for Hawaii over the Christmas season so as to avoid past criticism for NOT participating in seasonal WH religious events.

    * was uncharacteristically quick to join the chorus of the Muslim Brotherhood to depose Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, formerly America’s strongest ally in North Africa; but, remain muted in your non-response to the Brotherhood led slaughter of Egyptian Christians.

    * appointed your chief adviser, Valerie Jarrett, an Iranian, who is a member of the Muslim Sisterhood, an off-shoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    * said this country is not a Christian nation.

    * said the Muslim call to worship is the most beautiful sound on earth.

    * GAVE 150 BILLION PLUS TO IRAN.

    * RANSOMED 4 PEOPLE FOR 400 MILLION.

    * ARE YOU, KERRY, HILLIARY & THE BIASED NEWS MEDIA TRYING TO DESTROY OUR COUNTRY?

    VOTE DONALD TRUMP.

  • Patricia T.

    How would he know Hillary is showing a lead in early voting? Has he visited every one of the early voting sites in those 34 states?

    Someone in a discussion a couple of weeks ago suggested that every early voter, after completing their paper ballot, place a small piece of paper with their name at the bottom of the ballot and take a photo of it (front and back). Then remove the paper and run the ballot through the scanner. That way you will have a record of your completed ballot in case you need it later.

  • fish53

    Janis: That’s the lying tricks of the demon-craps playing mind games with the American people. Just stop listening to CNN, ABC. NBC, MSNBC, Washington Post, New York Times, and all other news channels that report negative things about Mr. Trump. We have got to show up in “HUGE” numbers and elect Trump/Pence November 8th. Tell everybody you know to stop watching news channels that’s always reporting negative things about Mr. Trump and hiding all the stuff wikileaks have released on the corrupt, crooked beast name Killery. Trump/Pence 2016! Rise Up America and Vote!

  • Mys77

    How do they know who is voting and who they are voting for? And please, nothing is counted till the day of election…my fear is mail in ballots are dumped, not counted, or disappear!

  • fish53

    Henri: I am a strong, proud, and educated black woman that voted democrat for a long time. I changed my voting status to independent. The demon-craps kept telling blacks and minority groups that they were for them. All along, keeping minorities in poverty, on welfare, food stamps, the low income housing, no jobs, bad schools, etc…. the list goes on. I said to myself this voting cycle, “Enough is Enough” from this lying, conniving, corrupt, crooked, and deceitful party of demon-craps. On CNN Carol Costello seen a long line of blacks going to the polls to vote, she said, good, democrats are going to the polls to vote. I guess she assume just she saw a line full of blacks doesn’t mean they are voting for the demon-craps. I don’t see a Killery/Faine sign up in the county that I live in NC. They are all liars. People are voting for Trump/Pence. Trump/Pence signs are everywhere in NC. I hope and Pray to Almighty God that Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence win this election with a landslide victory. America, go out and vote in “HUGE” numbers.

  • paul filing

    Maybe the Dem voters can get the same printer that obuma used to produce his fraudulent birth certificate. I think he is located in Kenya and if the voter puts their own stamp on the ballot, he can mail them directly to the corrupt admin.

  • Rodney Steward

    The bad part to the early voting, this is where a lot of fraud comes into, mainly the mail in, no ID required!

  • fish53

    Amen to that Leslie Woodhull. I live in NC and once voted democrat but never again will I be sucked in to their lies and deceit. Just because they see a long line of black or latino voters doesn’t mean they are voting for Killery. People eyes are wide open to this failed administration and Killery lies and corruption. They are voting Trump/Pence all the way. NC are voting for Trump/Pence. Seen Trump/Pence signs all over people yards and side the road. See a lot of shirts in support of Trump/Pence. Blacks and Hispanics are wearing to show their support. Killery is soooooo defeated. We will not be lied to again by the demon-craps. “Go Trump/Pence!

    • HENRI

      THEN WHAT YOU ARE REALLY SAYING IS THAT THE POLLS THAT THEY ARE PUTTING OUT ARE LIES THAT IS JUST WHAT I WAS THINKING AND THAT INCLUDES FOX / THEY HAVE TWO DOUBLE AGENTS WORKING AT FOX NOW I FOUND OUT JUST WHO THEY REALLY ARE SO I AM WATCHING THEM LIKE A HAWK I WON’T WRITE IT OUT AND TIP MY HAND BUT I DO SEE IT IT IS TWO ANKER S I WILL SAY YOU JUST WATCH THE FOX PEOPLE REAL CLOSE AND AS TO WHO ARE THEIR REGULAR GUESS THAT SAYS ALOT TO TO GET THEIR WORD OUT ON CONSERVATIVE TV

    • Janis

      I live on Long Island in the liberal state of NY and I see a lot of TRUMP signs on lawns and have yet to see one HILLARY sign. So, in my opinion, either these reports are either intentionally being put out with lies to try to have Trump supporters feel that they shouldn’t even bother to vote, or a whole bunch of voter fraud has already been dumped into the system.

  • Leslie Woodhull

    NOPE. EARLY VOTING SHOWS TRUMP AHEAD IN FL AND NC!! ANOTHER LYING AND FRAUDULENT ARTICLE!!!

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