The mainstream media is trying to make it look like Donald Trump has no chance of beating Hillary Clinton in this presidential election. That’s why it came as a massive shock when the early voting results came in with Trump in the lead in the crucial state of Florida.
Conservative Tribune reported that with nearly one million votes cast by Friday, Trump had a 17,000 advantage over Clinton.
Making things even better for Trump is the fact that in states where Democrats have been doing better than Republicans, the number of Democrats that have turned in ballots was lower than it was in 2012, indicating that the Democratic voter turnout is lower this year. This isn’t surprising, given how unlikable the Democratic presidential nominee is.
In the crucial swing states of Ohio and Iowa, Democrats have turned out to vote at a much smaller rate than they did in 2008 and 2012. Michael P. McDonald, an associate professor at the University of Florida, wrote that as of Oct. 16, the number of requested ballots for Democrats was down 42,397 from a similar point in time in 2012.
Meanwhile, Republicans have almost surpassed performances in Iowa early returns. According to McDonald, GOP was down 14,099 from a similar point in 2012 on Oct. 7, but down only 2,221 by Oct. 14. This indicates that more Republicans are taking the time to vote early.
Brittany Warner, Ohio Republican Party communications director, said that it looks like Democrats were “cannibalizing their base to vote early.”
“Republicans are seeing high interest so far from newly registered voters and low-propensity Republican voters. Democrats appear to have stronger numbers for in-person (early) voting — but that’s always the case, as our base is typically (made up of) Election Day voters,” Warner said.
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