Saturday, October 27, 2012
Getting the vote out!
President Obama was the first president to vote early. The first lady had voted even earlier, sending in an absentee ballot from the White House. It is part of a well orchestrated Democratic attempt to get voters to the polls before election day. Reuters estimates that as many as 40% of registered voters could do so before November 6, and this has given Obama an outsized advantage based on early voting polls. Many political analysts felt this is what gave Obama an insurmountable lead in 2008, which has forced the Romney campaign into a mad scramble to get their voters to the polls early. Yet, Romney himself appears to be waiting until election day to cast his ballot.