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Massive Decrease in Early and Absentee Voting—in Chicago

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The Illinois Republican party claims early and absentee voting has precipitously fallen since the 2008 presidential election.

According to the numbers, at this point in 2008, there were 260,376 early voters and 304,290 absentee voters. Now, the party maintains, there are 195,064 early voters and 46,232 absentee voters. That’s a loss of 57 percent of voters, since the last election.

 

This, the Illinois Republican party says, is a terrible sign for Democrats.

 

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  1. Troy

    November 5th, 2012

    Yes, but what is the percentage of dead folk votes compared to 2008?

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  2. chiefillinicake

    November 5th, 2012

    Illinois turns Red…news at 10pm on Tuesday…

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  3. Chuck U Farley

    November 5th, 2012

    Well, that accounts for all the dead early voters.

    What about the live ones?

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  4. eternal cracker p

    November 5th, 2012

    Illinois was all red in 2008. It’s just those 2 hold out counties that fuck everything up for the rest of us.

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  5. FabianNightmare

    November 5th, 2012

    That would be fantastic if Illinois went red and Chris the Tingler turned blue.

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  6. Menderman

    November 5th, 2012

    There has been a massive increase in early voting in my County, which happens to be 70% Republican. I call that good news for Romney.

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  7. Edith McCrotch

    November 5th, 2012

    Just hoping that they didn’t retreat to districts around the country where a couple of hundred or so votes changes the outcome from what it would be without these transient interlopers.

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  8. Dan

    November 5th, 2012

    That is the 57% who voted for Romney.
    Even Chicagoans are tired of Obama

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  9. pissedpatriot30

    November 5th, 2012

    I can tell you that the “off the record” feeling is that O’suk balls is holding his election night festivities at McCormick place is because they feel he may not win. Also, it’s easier to stiff this facility for the cost of this highly restricted event.

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  10. Freeshiticus

    November 5th, 2012

    They should have thought about that when they handed out all the free 0bamaPhones. Now they are all too busy talking to other freeloaders to give a shit about voting.

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  11. old_oaks

    November 5th, 2012

    So yesterday, in “redistricted Illinois,” I was outside most of the day. It was nice out and I had outside stuff to do.

    Weird looking people were out, they walked up and down the street but only stopped here and there. I was outside, yet none of them stopped to talk to me.

    What does that mean?

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  12. Dereliction of duty

    November 5th, 2012

    @old_oaks

    I think it means you need to move to the country.

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  13. CrustyB

    November 5th, 2012

    I live in Lakeview which is as liberal as Chicago neighborhoods get. I haven’t seen the first Obama sign on anyone’s lawn all year.

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  14. RANDO

    November 5th, 2012

    What does Watermann-Schlitz have to say about this?

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  15. old_oaks

    November 5th, 2012

    CrustyB, They have it all locked up, why waste a sign in Boys Town when you can plant one in Iowa?

    I too noticed the 10/2 Romney/Obama signage, then I see the South and West Side berate democrats yet still vote for them because, “no republican comes to talk to them.”

    If Romney fails tomorrow, it will be because he didn’t take it to these folks.

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  16. chiefillinicake

    November 6th, 2012

    You know that Tiny Dancer would never give him a permit for Grant Park or Soldier Filed, but I think Romney f@cked up a HUGE opportunity bu not holding a massive rally right in Rahm’s backyard, say, the Rosemont Horizon (yes, I know I’m dating myself) or a similar, in their face venue.

    If Romney drops this, it will only have been for lack of aggression.

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  17. dave axelrod er asholrodehard

    November 6th, 2012

    why that’s extremely abnormal….why the republicans are back to stealing votes by the good hardworking people…. these numbers have to be adjusted and corrected to reflect the realitiy of the situation

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  18. Anne

    November 6th, 2012

    They’re waiting to sullenly say it was voter suppression.

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  19. NCO77

    November 6th, 2012

    Illinois needs to break in to two states. Cook County and the real Illinois. Of course you’d have Cook County then as the poorest, most corrupt state in the nation then, but at least the rest of us wouldn’t have to hang our heads in shame for living in this democrat/ruined sewer.

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  20. Death_By_Farts

    November 6th, 2012

    Illinois is always the first state on the map to light up on election night…If it lights up red, it will be known as the New Shot Heard Round the World…

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  21. chiefillinicake

    November 6th, 2012

    NCO77

    How do we make it so? As a proud LAKE COUNTY resident, count me in!

    I actually bought a home six houses into Lake County from the Crook County border just to be clear of that mess. And let me tell ya, the air up here in Lake County is so much fresher! It’s God’s country, man!

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  22. chiefillinicake

    November 6th, 2012

    Obama’s fucking with my Avatar again!

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