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BY THE NUMBERS:
By Alex Richards
Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 | 2 a.m.
A look at early voting in the 2008 general election in Clark County
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Nevada is leaning toward Obama according to the New York Times yesterday. The strong early vote by Democrats should help him win.
Play Video Video: McCain presses in Pa. as campaign winds down AP Play Video Video: World closely watching U.S. election AP Play Video Video: Obama and McCain make final push for White House KGW NewsChannel 8 Portland, Ore. Barring an extraordinary shock, Barack Obama will win more than 270 electoral votes on Tuesday, giving him the White House. Hours before voting starts, John McCain has no clear path to reaching that same goal
As this Yahoo newsclip indicates Obama can almost be declared the winner even before the 'voting starts'.......by virtue of the Electoral College - so can someone please explain why the people are even bothering to show up at the polls if it's truly the choice of the Electoral College? It's as I've said all along - we could conceivably all stay home - not one vote cast - and still a president would be elected or better put might be to say the president is 'anointed'... even though there's been early voting the actual voting day isn't quite here yet and already we're seeing a 'winner' all but announced?
Personnaly, I think early voting is an abomination and greatly enhances the opportunity for voter fraud. I would rather see election day be a national holiday or held over a weekend.
And while we're at it, enforce a 180 day limit on the campaign season.
I agree completely but you left out one small item and that would be strictly my opinion, but, I think the news media is the driving force for voters. They tell us all this bull about the surveys and what I would like to know is, just who do they ask..obviously, if you want a black man in the office, you ask primarily black. How misleading that can be, if you ask 600 fat women if Sarah Palin should be elected, 599 of them would say no. Ergo, in my two cents worth opinion, I believe the media should stay out of it with their stupid surveys.
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