As America rolls into the final stretch with only four days until Election Day it appears that the Republican Party is ahead in early voting perhaps signifying that the GOP is more energized going into this last week for the Midterms.
If the Democrats do win control of Congress, it does not appear that it will happen via a wide margin of votes. Many may win by the skin of their teeth.
In fact, maybe there won’t be a “blue wave” at all. As Ed Morrissey writes:
It won’t be a blue wave, NBC reports today, at least not if early voting is any indication. Thus far, in a record turnout, Republican voters hold the edge by a slim two-point margin in ballots already cast in the midterms. The turnout model thus far looks more similar to 2014 than 2016.
Morrissey points to the NBC report which stated:
Six days out from Election Day, over 24 million votes have been counted as early or absentee, a number that exceeds the total nationwide early vote from 2014.
As of Wednesday, 24,024,621 million early and absentee ballots have been counted nationwide in all states with early voting activity. …
As of Wednesday, 43 percent of early voters are Republican and 41 percent are Democrats. At this point in 2016, 43 percent of early voters were Democrats and 40 percent were Republicans.
Early voting often favors the Democrats, so this is encouraging news.
Of course, the problem is, we have far more GOP seats up for election than the Democrats need to take over Congress.
The Democrats only need 23 seats to gain a majority and there are 37 GOP congressmen up for reelection or seats that a sitting Republican quit and are open battles.
Whatever happens, though, count on the next session of Congress to be a tough one to get anything enacted because their majority will be slim no matter which side prevails next Tuesday.
However, remember this: It is on election day that Democrats engage in the most election fraud. So, there’s always that.
So, if you haven’t voted red yet, GET OUT AND VOTE! Your country depends on it.
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