Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Explanation of Why Republicans Want to Reduce and Prevent Early Voting

If You Cannot Win Fairly, Win Unfairly

The current election season has been characterized by Republican controlled states trying to reduce or eliminate the opportunity for early voting.  Here’s why.

·                                 Obama grabs wide lead among those who have already voted: Reuters/Ipsos poll
WASHINGTON | Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:15am EDT

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are neck and neck in opinion polls, but there is one area in which the incumbent appears to have a big advantage: those who have already cast their ballots.
Obama leads Romney by 59 percent to 31 percent among early voters, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling data compiled in recent weeks.
The sample size of early voters is relatively small, but the Democrat's margin is still well above the poll's credibility interval - a measurement of polls' accuracy - of 10 percentage points. (

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