David Catron explains at The American Spectator that early voting by Republicans has been much higher than normal. Any assumption that Democrats will swamp the GOP will a tidal wave of blue voters could be mistaken given these real world numbers. Catron writes:
Make no mistake, there is a GOP surge that has rendered this year’s early voting pattern unique.
Interestingly, the only major network that has covered this story in detail is by no means remarkable for its Republican-friendly reporting.
On Monday NBC reported, “The data suggests enthusiasm among early GOP voters that could put a dent in Democratic hopes for a ‘blue wave’ in the midterms.” Early GOP voters were leading Democrats by large margins in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Montana, Tennessee, and Texas. And that was not an anomaly.
There are two unusual phenomena associated with this year’s early voting — the overall participation has been far higher than is usually the case in a midterm election, and Republican ballots are materializing in significantly higher numbers.
At this point in the 2016 election, early Democratic ballots led early GOP ballots by 45 percent to 38 percent. This cycle, the Republican percentage has increased by 7 while the Democratic percentage has dropped by 5. Does that mean the oft-predicted blue wave was BS? Who knows? But it’s a sure bet the legacy “news” media won’t tell you.
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