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Tue Oct 25, 2016, 09:35 AM

In early Utah turnout, a third more Democrats than expected have voted

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

About a third more Utah Democrats have voted so far than normally would be expected in early turnout for by-mail voting while fewer-than-predicted Republicans are casting ballots.

"That shows us there is an excitement amongst Democrats," Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans concedes, while "there is a frustration level amongst Republicans" with Donald Trump atop their ticket.

He says the situation is giving the Utah GOP some heartburn over how that will affect other state and local races.


Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/news/4502030-155/in-early-utah-turnout-a-third



Democrats are energized in Utah -- as someone who lived there for nearly 30 years, I don't think I've ever heard those words before!

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malchickiwick Oct 2016 OP
saltpoint Oct 2016 #1
bucolic_frolic Oct 2016 #2
Pacifist Patriot Oct 2016 #4
wildeyed Oct 2016 #3
William769 Oct 2016 #5
graegoyle Oct 2016 #6

Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 09:36 AM

1. These reports sound pretty darn

good. Hope the trend continues.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 09:48 AM

2. I'm beginning to wonder

if what is happening is that marginal Democrats who usually don't vote
are motivated by the threat to our democracy of Trump as well as the
unusual prospect of a relatively progressive liberal platform and a solid
candidate are all causing people to pay attention

In other words, give people something important to oppose and
something tangible to vote for and they will vote!

unless our later voters are voting early ... time will tell

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 10:10 AM

4. I think it's a combination of both.

I voted the first day of early voting when I usually wait until Election Day because I couldn't wait to cast my ballot for Secretary Clinton. About fifteen of us arrived quite early before the polls opened, so we had time to chat. It seemed split between people like me who were unusually motivated to vote early even though our vote would be the same if we'd waited, and people who self-identified as marginal voters who couldn't wait to vote against Trump. And then of course the two Trump voters who sneered at the rest of us.

One couple, who appeared to be in their mid-50s, said they were voting early because they wanted their vote to count if they should get hit by a bus between now and election day, it was that important this time!

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 09:51 AM

3. Whoa!

We are talking about a blue wave in UTAH!

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 02:01 PM

5. Kick & recommended.

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Response to malchickiwick (Original post)

Tue Oct 25, 2016, 03:37 PM

6. More like "early rigging"!

Right? Right?

*crickets*

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