Democrats Lead GOP in Absentee Ballot Requests in Swing States
Written by Luis Miguel
Democrats are outpacing Republicans in absentee-ballot requests in key 2020 battleground states as these swing states see a surge in such requests, according to NBC News.
North Carolina voters have until the end of October to request a mail-in ballot, but the numbers suggest the COVID-19 situation is affecting voter behavior, with more votes choosing to cast their ballots by mail due to health concerns.
President Trump won all six states by close margins in the 2016 election.
Public data in North Carolina, Florida, and Pennsylvania shows Democrats with the lead for mail-in ballot requests so far. An estimate of party registration in Ohio shows similar results, while the two parties are virtually tied in Wisconsin. Michigan was the only swing state in which Republicans were beating Democrats.
In North Carolina, 643,400 voters have requested an absentee ballot as of Sept. 3. Of those requests, 337,362 were made by registered Democrats and 103,620 by registered Republicans. The remaining ballots requested went to voters not affiliated with either of the two major parties.
At the same point in the 2016 race, just 38,871 North Carolina voters had requested absentee ballots.
In Florida, 451,147 Democrats have requested a mail-in ballot compared to 294,951 Republicans, according to the Department of State. Trump won Florida, which has 29 Electoral College votes, the most of any top-tier battleground state, by 112,911 votes in 2016.
In Pennsylvania, which Trump carried by less than 45,000 votes, more than 1 million Democrats are seeking a mail ballot compared with 388,000 Republicans. In other words, 70 percent of the requests made have been from Democrats and 25 percent from Republicans.
An estimate of party registration, based on a statistical model, was used to determine the breakdown in the states of Ohio, Wisconsin, and Michigan, where party registration information is not made public. TargetSmart modeled the registration based on various commercial sources.
In all states with early voting activity, Democrats made up 42 percent of ballots requested while Republicans followed behind at 40 percent. That includes less-competitive states such as West Virginia and Maryland.
While Democrats are currently requesting more mail-in ballots than Republicans, there are still weeks for voters to make their requests, and the numbers could change dramatically between now and Election Day.
Nevertheless, Democrats have fiercely pushed the use of universal mail-in voting this cycle under the guise of protecting Americans’ health amid the coronavirus pandemic. Republicans, on the other hand, have expressed concern that widespread mail-in voting is susceptible to voter fraud.
In a case reported last month, the New York City Board of Elections (BOE) disqualified 84,208 vote-by-mail ballots — nearly 21 percent of the total cast — in the June 23 Democratic presidential primary due to missing postmarks, failing to include a voter’s signature, and other defects. Roughly 30,000 mail-in ballots were invalidated just in Brooklyn.
Meanwhile, Democrats and the media are already saying that the winner of the presidential race will not be known on election night, but rather that Americans must wait several days or even weeks after the election for mail votes to be counted so that the official winner can be known.
“Part of what I want people to understand is that it’s going to take time to have the answer to the November 3 election. The notion that we will know by 11:00 or midnight is not real,” said failed Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams.
Josh Mendelsohn, CEO of Hawkfish, a political data and technology-based agency founded last year by Michael Bloomberg, has claimed that President Trump will win in a landslide on election night, but that victory will be reversed in the following days when mail-in ballots are counted.
“When every legitimate vote is tallied and we get to that final day, which will be some day after Election Day, it will in fact show that what happened on election night was exactly that, a mirage,” Mendelsohn added. “It looked like Donald Trump was in the lead and he fundamentally was not when every ballot gets counted.”
Despite the fact that coronavirus is being used as the justification for universal mail-in voting, the CDC recently revealed that fewer than 10,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 alone, making it less lethal than the flu.
That Democrats are leading in mail-in vote requests should be worrisome to constitutionalists. But it’s a sign of things going exactly as planned for the statists.
Luis Miguel is a marketer and writer whose journalistic endeavors shed light on the Deep State, the immigration crisis, and the enemies of freedom. Follow his exploits on Facebook, Twitter, Bitchute, and at luisantoniomiguel.com.
Courtesy of The New American