Two bits of information about early voting for your consideration.
First an analysis of Sunday’s voting by Landmark Communications, forwarded by Mark Rountree:
Eleven counties enabled early voting on Sunday October 26, 2014. Because these eleven counties generally have historically been more Democratic, many analysts assumed that this would create a large potential windfall of additional voters for Democratic candidates.
Once compiled, 12,708 voters were listed as having voted on Sunday.
Based on current polling conducted by Landmark Communications as well as based on election results from demographics groups in previous election, it is our analysis that Sunday voting resulted in approximately 5,500 net additional statewide votes for Democrats than Republicans.
However, many of these voters would have also likely voted on Tuesday, meaning that the large majority of these Democratic net votes are simply the result of “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul.”
Our conclusion is that, unless a statewide election is decided by around 1,000 votes, then Sunday voting will not have been decisive.
# Votes % Votes White 3,351 26.39% Black 8,461 66.53% Unknown 618 4.89% Hispanic 111 0.88% Other Race 84 0.66% Asian 78 0.62% Indian 5 0.04%
Second comes this cool map sent to us by Erick Erickson and produced by L2 VoterMapping.
Georgia Early Voting as of 10/28/14 – 412,807 (9.5% of Registered Voters)
# Votes % Votes Republican 197,711 47.9% Non-Partisan 56,479 13.7% Democrat 158,617 38.4%