Whoa. This is huge; early voting numbers show a swing of over 250,000 in voter turn-out. In the GOP’s favor!
Karl Rove: GOP net gain in early voting in Ohio from 4 years ago is enough to wipe out Obama’s entire 260,000 margin of victory in 2008.
— Ken Gardner (@kesgardner) November 1, 2012
OHIO: GOP has increased their early turnout by more than 100k from 2008. Dems down 150k. That is 250k net (Obama won in 2008 by 260k).
— Adrian Gray (@adrian_gray) November 4, 2012
And there’s more.
— LJ Mahan (@risperidone22) November 4, 2012
More from The Examiner:
Even more dramatic, while the GOP has cut the Democratic advantage in early voting throughout the state, the changes favoring the Republicans in certain counties has been huge. In Franklin County, home to Columbus, for example, a 2008 Democratic advantage of 5 percent is now a 5 percent GOP advantage. In Cuyahoga County, home to Democratic Cleveland, the GOP has shaved six points off the Democrat’s 2008 advantage. And in Hamilton County, home to Cincinnati, Republicans have expanded their 2008 advantage to 13 percent.
University of Dayton Professor Larry Schweikart told American Majority Action President Ned Ryun that the GOP gains favor Romney. “Although it is early, we will soon be at a point where–assuming Republicans vote for Romney–the Democrats will have to overwhelmingly win all the remaining early voting just to be even on November 6. But, given Ohio’s voting history, if the numbers are even close after early voting, Obama will lose, and possibly lose big.”
Double whoa! But, evidently, Nate Silver’s mock-worthy model didn’t get the memo.
@fivethirtyeight there has been a net swing of over 250k votes From Dem. To GOP in Ohio early voting.. How is this similar?Lol
— matthewbrown (@matthewriedle) November 4, 2012
@fivethirtyeight 180K fewer Dem early votes and 75K more GOP in a state where O only won by 262k is “similar” in Ohio. Really?
— Gabriel Sterling (@GabrielSterling) November 4, 2012
Someone is going to need to keep an eye on Nate. Poor dear. Also needing watching? David Axelrod, who seems to be fixing to start scrawling in a tear-stained diary, if his appearance on “Fox News Sunday” is any indication.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) November 4, 2012
Axelrod admits Team Obama behind where they were in ’08. He had no answer to Wallace’s new data in Ohio.#FNS
— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) November 4, 2012
— RNC (@GOP) November 4, 2012
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) November 4, 2012
— Little Miss Rightie (@LilMissRightie) November 4, 2012
Delicious, indeed. Watch and smack your lips!
But, hey, it’s not really his fault.
— H J Michael (@LesGovMorFre) November 4, 2012
Exactly. Facts are so hard, and so is reality.
If you watched David Axelrod and you’ve covered or worked on more than one Presidential, you can’t help but notice, they’re worried.
— Ali A. Akbar (@ali) November 4, 2012
— Katy (@KatyinIndy) November 4, 2012
We were wondering why Axelrod wouldn’t bet his creep-stache on Ohio. Now we know why.
Still people in line, but Cuyahoga reports 2,211 voted today by 6 p.m. Total for same day ’08: 3,534. Bad omen for Obama?
— Rosalind Helderman (@PostRoz) November 4, 2012