40% May Vote Early This Year
Obama holds sizable advantage so far
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 27, 2012 6:18 AM CDT
President Obama, left, is among early voters this year. He cast his ballot Thursday in Chicago.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Newser) – A record number of votes will be cast this year before Election Day rolls around, predicts Reuters. It quotes political scientists who think the figure will be somewhere around 35% to 40%—and once again, the trend looks to favor President Obama. He's up 54-39 among early voters so far, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling data. (No wonder the president himself voted early himself.) Of course, Hurricane Sandy could put a dent in the numbers this week. Maryland, for example, is rolling out generators today for early-polling stations, notes the Maryland Gazette.

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reallybig
Oct 28, 2012 10:44 AM CDT
AND these are the votes that will have to be recounted, cause these voters couldn't put their [X] in th box... and others will have to look for their spit, buggers, spittle, crap, to prove they voted Democrat..... Yea, Florida all over again? ....
trailmix
Oct 27, 2012 9:26 PM CDT
It's so convenient, Not everyone may have time and opportunity on one particular day.
gomer99
Oct 27, 2012 8:40 PM CDT
Early voters, without a pressing reason, are closed-minded idiots.......in both parties.