Nov 08 2016

The Left’s Pathetic “Ground Game” Grasping

Update: This is how you fool the dupes – just dangle some graphs in front of them which ignore the 62% of the voters and focus in on 9% contacted (but are the Clinton votes?) to find redemption!

Note they failed to mention that 62% who got out on their own on … Hot Air??? Aptly named I guess – end update

This is just sad.  The liberal media is touting a Clinton Ground game edge because a smaller fraction of people were contacted by the Trump campaign than the small fraction contacted by Hillary Campaign:

… more than twice as many voters said they were contacted by Clinton’s campaign (17 percent) than Trump’s (8 percent). Another 9 percent said they were contacted by both campaigns

17 vs 8%!  Did you know twice small is still small?

What everyone is missing is that most voters came out ON THEIR OWN ACCORD:

While most voters (62 percent) said they were not contacted by either presidential campaign, …

Yep, if you just skip over the first half of the sentence you find Nirvana.

The fact is turnout is historic and across the board and was NOT due to Hillary’s ground game!

 

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Nov 08 2016

Is Democrat Turnout Cratering?

Published by under 2016 Elections

Is the Democrat turnout fading? I ask this because I now see three big signs this may be happening. The first is an update this morning from Colorado on the early voting there (Source of this data is here):

CO Early Vote Percent Party 11_08

There is a clear drop off in Democrat voting, along with a clear uptick in Independents.

As I posted this morning, CNN discovered the exact same trends in North Carolina:

NC_Vote_Party

Same steady GOP turnout, same fading Democrat turnout, and the same surge in independent turnout.

Update: The following Reuters Poll is NO LONGER available through Nov 7th. It seems to have been pulled down and now ends Nov 3rd (where Clinton still held a lead). More Shenanigans from Clinton Media arm – end update

Then this showed up at Gateway Pundit (H/T Gateway Pundit)

Reuters_11_07

(Click to enlarge)

Hillary’s support is nose diving, just like the turnout data from Colorado and North Carolina.

This cannot just be coincidence. If the Democrats did fade out the last few days of early voting, why would they not continue to fade on election day?

I can personally report the guy handing out Democrat sample ballots looked bored and alone in our NoVa polling place. Normally we are pretty tied in terms of candidate support. As of 1 PM, our precinct was already approaching 40% of the registered voters. We get our big voter push in the evenings after work. But I think the Dems are just not out (yet).

If the Dems do stay home, the results would be historic.

 

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Nov 08 2016

AJStrata’s Prediction for 2016 Election – Brexit In America?

Let’s just say up front I have no clear indication which way this election will go today.  We are in uncharted waters in terms of energy of the candidate’s supporters, the intimidation and violence, the candidates themselves and their baggage and if course turnout models. The polls have such huge error bars on them I suggest we start with ignoring them and enjoy the ride. Some will get it right, some won’t.

But let’s step back once more and look at the Brexit vote in the UK earlier this year. It was a vote that pitted the globalist elites against the working class who suffered extreme economic hardship at the hands of the elitists’ policies and their desire for personal wealth.

It was a grass roots uprising which tore apart the political alliances that had held sway for decades. Instead of left-right-middle, it was the upper 20% vs the lower 80%. And when that happens the results can be shocking.

To remind folks, on the day of the Brexit vote it was very bleak for the “leave” side (from one of my posts at the time):

The paper ballots were still being counted by hand. Only the British overseas territory of Gibraltar had reported final results. Yet the assumption of a Remain victory filled the room—and depressed my hosts. One important journalist had received a detailed briefing earlier that evening of the results of the government’s exit polling: 57 percent for Remain.

It looked so bleak that Nigel Farage, Brexit champion and UKIP leader, conceded they had lost when they polls closed – only to find out later they had won!

Bitter Nigel Farage has blamed Britain’s youth for his Brexit ‘defeat’ – saying the 48-hour extension of the registration deadline probably ‘tipped the balance’.

Speaking at tonight’s Leave.EU party after polls closed in the EU referendum, the stony-faced UKIP leader stepped back from his earlier almost-concession, where he said “Remain will edge it” an hour previously.

But the Ukip leader also admitted he’s probably lost.

I do not blame those in the political class for not being able to see outside their limited experience base. But no one on Brexit voting day understood there was a movement crashing down, one that rocked the foundation of the European Union.

So here we are today, facing a pivotal election that also pits the elites against Main Street USA.

I think I see the same movement building today that propelled Brexit to a win and Donald Trump to win the GOP primaries. Massive participation is one sign of a movement (which means the intimidation, violence and attempt to demoralize Trump supporters by the Democrats and their Media henchman has failed).

Is there energy on the Left? We are seeing the Dem early voting drop off in battleground states. I noted this in Colorado yesterday:

CO Early Vote Percent Party 11_07

CNN noticed it in North Carolina:

NC_Vote_Party

They look very similar don’t they?  These two states are not in the same region of the USA, so could this be a national phenomena? We shall see. This is how Brexit won the day.

So, I still don’t know what will happen. But if I assume there is a Brexit-like wave here in the US, then conservative map would look like this

AJStrata_Election_Map

It is in the hands of the voters now. With such high turnout I will actually be able to accept the results of our democracy no matter who wins because it will be the will of The People.

Viva Les Deplorables!

 

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Nov 07 2016

Late Breaking FL Poll Raises Alarm Bells For Clinton

Earlier today Drudge had up an alert on how Florida’s Early Voting datas howed Trump performing better than Romney (the same data I have been using for weeks now). I linked to the alarm in an update to my latest Florida Early Voting post this morning.

In that alert Drudge also pointed to a new poll out for Florida, showing Trump ahead of Hillary 49.72% to 46.13%. The poll can be viewed here.

It looked really good for Trump, so I started checking the cross tabs. There is a statement that the 1100 respondents (out of 50,000 automatic calls made) were weighted to reflect the 2012 turnout – probably making this a Dem leaning poll since Hillary is clearly not replicating Obama’s turnout this year.

With that said a couple of subgroups just jumped out at me. First, gender (click to enlarge – green box):

FL_Poll_Crosstabs_2

Trump is winning among men by 49.45% to 44.11% for Clinton. If all we did is look at this number we would assume a great day for Hillary. But one column over has Trump winning women 49.93% to 47.74% Trust me, I have had to keep checking this to make sure I was not seeing things.

How is this possible?

As I noted in a post yesterday, this year the turnout for a candidate is not driven by party ID but by education/economic level. This has turned the normal GOP-DEM dynamics on its head:

If this holds even somewhat true nationally, Clinton will lose in a landslide. From another previous post on Florida, we have this RCP link:

The answer is that education levels are a more significant factor this year. Obama won a majority of those with a high school diploma (or less) in 2012, while Romney won college-educated voters. This year the numbers are reversed. Among white voters with only a high school education, Trump leads by over 25 points. Among whites with a college degree, Clinton leads by about 10 percent.

This is the first time since serious polling began in 1952 that this has happened. The traditional pattern of Democratic support among blue-collar workers this year follows the high-school-or-less pattern with white, blue-collar workers preferring Trump to Clinton. These unique combinations of less support for traditional party loyalties across education levels accounts for the narrow Clinton lead of four points in our latest poll. Another example, which makes the point, is that women with less education are voting for Trump while college-educated women are very strong for Clinton, which cuts into the gender gap and  makes Clinton’s lead among women slightly less than Obama’s was in the previous election.

The hard truth for the Democrats is there are a lot more voters on the lower end of the education and economic rungs than there are in the upper 20% of highly educated upper middle class to super rich. That is why it is the top 20%, because they exist above the other 80%.

This is how Trump could beat Hillary with women, if the less educated and less economically successful swing to him in “yuge” numbers.

And that might also explain the other cross tab surprises:

FL_Poll_Crosstabs

This is amazing.  Hillary is winning African Americans and Latinos in Florida, but nowhere near the levels she needs.  Trump is garnering 26.2% of the African American vote, which everyone agrees is below 2012 levels of participation. This is theoretically supposed to be offset by a huge Latino turnout. But Trump is garnering 40.71% of that group!

I heard today that Trump is winning Latino’s who speak English (i.e., have lived in America a longer time and have acclimated). This is not a surprise, since they want to keep their jobs and fear the new tide of Arab and Persian refugees will take them away.

If these numbers are accurate, it will be a Trump landslide tomorrow.

Of course, we have no way of knowing if these numbers are accurate. I would have preferred the turnout model reflect early voting patterns for 2016. With that said, using 2012 turnout as a guide, this poll tilts towards Hillery.

If these cross tabs for women and Latinos are even in the ballpark, Clinton is heading into a very bad election day

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Nov 07 2016

Colorado Early Voting 11_07_16: Dem Turnout Cratering

Source of this data is here.

In my last post on November 4th, I noted that the Democrat Early Voting  numbers were dropping off, while the GOP voting remained steady and the remaining groups (dominated by unaffiliated voters – a.k.a. “Independents”) where growing.

Colorado does not release their results over the weekend, so I was obviously anxious to see where things ended up today, the day before the election. Here is the cumulative votes for all three groups as reported this morning:

CO Early Vote By Party 11_07

The tallies are:

  • Dem: 645, 020
  • Rep: 652, 380
  • Ind: 554,629

The GOP has a lead of 7,360 ballots submitted. There is similar intensity across all three groups. So much for Hillary having an edge in GOTV.

But the real amazing insight comes from looking at the daily tallies. This is where you can see who is motivated to vote:

CO Early Vote By Day 11_07

As can be seen, it is usually the GOP voting that leads (but not all the time). The Independents and Other party voters are definitely becoming more intense here in the final days. You can begin to see a hint of the Democrat energy level tapering off.

This is much more apparent when we look at Percentage of the Total over time:

CO Early Vote Percent Party 11_07

It is obvious the Democrats in Colorado are not keeping up with the GOP – which has seen very steady participation.  It is the Independent and “Other” group who are really increasing in intensity over time. They represent a last minute surge.

So, are these late breaking Independents tipping to Hillary or Trump?

That is the $64,000 question!

If they break for Trump I would expect to see a landslide in Colorado – as well as many other places.

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Nov 07 2016

FL Early Voting 11_07_16: GOP Voting Drops Off, But Independents Continue Strong

Update: Drudge confirms my analysis that Trump is in far less of a voting hole in Florida than Romney was the day before the election in 2012:

FLORIDA SHOCK: TRUMP OUTPERFORMS ROMNEY BY 130,000 IN EARLY VOTING!
Mon Nov 07 2016 12:03:12 ET
**World Exclusive**

Data obtained by the DRUDGE REPORT shows presidential underdog Donald Trump outperforming Republican 2012 election results in Florida.

Mitt Romney went into Election Day down 161,000 in absentee ballots and early voting. He ended up losing the state by 74,000.

This time, in a dramatic surprise twist, Trump is only down 32,500! And Republicans tend to outvote Democrats on Election Day in Florida.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A late poll showed Trump nearing 50% in the sunshine state.

Developing...

So take heart – this ain’t over. – AJStrata

End Update

The source for this data is here.

This last day before the election, and the day after In-Person voting ended in Florida, the Dems have a small lead in both number of ballots and percentage of the total ballots submitted.

2016 FL Early Voting_11_07

As of this morning, the Dem ballots led the GOP ballots by 88,012.  Again, a big number – but it does not translate into a big shift in the total.  The Dems will go into election day with ~39.9% of the early ballots to the GOP’s ~38.5%. A meager 1.4% difference.

Independents are at 19.3% if the total ballot count.

So we are in a  very tied up race in Florida. Moreover, with 6,424, 595 ballots cast, Florida has nearly hit the 50% mark of all registered voters.

Numbers released by the state Division of Elections Monday show that nearly 6.42 million voters have either voted early or voted by mail. There are nearly 12.9 million active registered voters.

Early voting wrapped up over the weekend. Election supervisors can continue to accept mailed in ballots.

This election is important and it looks like the voters are taking it seriously. It looks like we may hit record high turnout – a phenomena I think would benefit Trump. Participation in Florida was 72% in 2012 and 75% in 2008 (source here). I seriously doubt the Clinton campaign is such a voter magnet – especially given the size of the crowds greeting her and Kaine in Florida.

Is this a replay of Trump’s ability to bring out new voters? Is this like Brexit, where the turnout against the elites was so strong the pollsters’ turnout models could not conceive of such a thing happening?

With nearly 50% of the registered voters ALREADY casting their votes, what we see in these numbers should also reflect what we will see in the general election results. This time, it may be early voting will foretell the final vote.

If this cycle did work out that way, it would be a new phenomena.  As noted in previous posts the Dems won the early voting in 2012, but the GOP won on election day. Obama held on to win, but by a razor thin margin (0.88%).

So should Trump/GOP supporters be worried the numbers above? Maybe.

The Dems jumped ahead because the GOP In-Person voting dropped way off:

2016 FL Early Vote By Day 11_07

It is a little worrisome that the GOP vote share plummeted over the weekend, but it did the same thing last weekend. We will see if GOP is losing steam or the Democrats cannibalized their election day voters for Early Voting. Note that the Independent vote trended more like the Democrats. All In-Person voting dropped in Sunday (as did the Mail-In tallies given that the US Post Office is off Sunday).

The Florida POTUS race is down to what the Independents will do tomorrow. They represent 1,237,395 votes already (19.3% of the total). If Trump wins this group by 1%, he will garner 12,373 more votes in Early Voting – not enough to offset the Dem ballot lead (assuming the GOP and DEMs fight to a draw by their percentages). However, if Trump  is ahead 10% with Independents, that is 123,735 more votes and he will win.

To be honest, no one knows which way Florida will go. What I do know is the Dem ballot lead will shrink a bit by tomorrow, when the Mail-In tallies come back.  By how much, no one knows.

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Nov 06 2016

FL Early Voting 11_06_16: Dems Have Great Saturday, Does Not Move Overall Numbers

As usual, the source for this data is here.

The Democrats had a great Saturday, mostly because the GOP In-Person vote dropped off significantly, not due to a major shift in Dem performance. The good news for Trump is the Unaffiliated (Independent) voters maintained their pace, which helped keep the overall numbers locked in.

2016 FL Early Voting_11_06

As has been the case for nearly a week now, the GOP and Democrats are in a dead heat in terms of percentage of total ballots cast in early voting. The Democrats lead by 32,626 ballots submitted.  And while that is a big number, it is a tiny percentage of the 6,152,099 ballots cast. Here are the percentages of ballots cast by party:

  • GOP 39.1%
  • DEM 39.6%
  • Other 21.4%

BTW: any poll that deviates much from this actual voter turnout data in their internal turnout model is probably going to miss the mark in Florida.  Just saying.

Back in 2012, the breakout of voters by party (per this comment) was 35D-33R-33I. So what we see in 2016 is that Hillary Clinton is performing well below Obama’s 2012 benchmark. In addition, in 2012 the total number of early votes was 4.3 million. This year in Florida early vote total has hit 6.15 million – and is still climbing. That means the voter turnout in the early voting is up 43%!

How do pollsters model that kind of intensity – which is clearly across the board since the Dems are just barely keeping even?

Since the GOP is holding it close, unlike 2012 where the Dems had a 43-40% lead in early voting, that indicates their turnout is on par with everything the Democrats have done.  The cumulative effect of the GOP’s early lead means they can easily weather one bad day, which they did.

When we look at the day-by-day vote tallies, we see how the GOP ballots dropped off for In-Person voting on Saturday. I decided to add Independents (Unaffiliated) to see how they were doing, and they DID NOT drop off on Saturday. Dems and Indies were pretty much even Saturday and Friday.

2016 FL Early Vote By Day 11_06_v2

Today is the last day of In-Person voting. It would take a massive change in voter turnout today to move the bottom line numbers. The fact the Independents are showing some late breaking strength tells me Florida looks better for Trump than Hillary.

If tradition holds true, the GOP candidate will take the vote on election day. So without any significant buffer built up in the early voting, it is Hillary who has the hill to climb to victory.

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Nov 05 2016

FL Early Voting 11_05_16: Dems Squeak Out To Tiny Lead

The Democrats have finally overtaken the GOP in Florida with the final vote tallies. This was due to a strong showing Friday.

2016 FL Early Voting_11_05

Dems lead the GOP by 7,280 ballots. They lead the In-Person vote by 2.5% while the GOP leads the Mail-In vote by 2.9%.  The In-Person voters have outnumbered the Mail-In voters on a daily basis, but the Mail-In voting has been going on longer.  That is why it took nearly all the In-Person voting to date to erase the GOP lead in ballots – for now at least. We have Saturday and Sunday to finish out In-Person voting.

Bottom line – the early vote is a tie with 39.5% GOP, 39.6% DEM and 21.5% for the remaining categories. I will come back to this chart in a bit, but let’s look at the trend over the last two weeks first:

2016 FL Early Vote By Day 11_05

As we can see, the Democrats had a banner day Friday with In-Person voting, which is why they jumped out into the lead. But the GOP voters were not slouches either. They also upped their game and had a surge in In-Person. While I have not been tracking the Independents (No Party Affiliation), they have also kept up the pace as well.  Earlier this week the two remaining groups accounted for 19% of the total votes. Today it is 21.5%. So turnout is big, and across the board.

This is why the bottom line percentages are stable and likely to lock in.

So, is this good for Clinton or Trump?

Interestingly, AllahPundit over at Hot Air posted about Pennsylvania yesterday. In it he referenced this article about Florida:

Democrats like what they see, party executive director Scott Arceneaux told the Times/Herald. Democrats are outpacing Republicans in mail ballot requests for the first time and early voting is much higher than in 2012. The fact that African-American turnout has been slower than in 2008 or 2012 is not a major concern, he said, and the party will use black churches on Sunday to coordinate a massive get-out-the-vote effort known as Souls to the Polls.

Emphasis mine. OK, two things to note here. When this was written the Dems did not have the lead in overall ballots, they were behind by 1,833. So the only ray of sunshine in the first table above is the number of mail-in ballots requested.  But the real number to look at is mail-in ballots returned! The GOP has led that number, and they lead in the percentage of requested ballots returned (78-72%, 4th row in the table above).

We know the Democrat Machine requests mail-in ballots in large lots. So this not a feat or a significant indicator. The turnout is clear, the GOP mail-in voting is better than the Democrat.

The second highlight is an admission, because this is data is not public as far as I know. African American turnout is lower than 2012. Therefore I am not buying this person’s Democrat Happy Talk. The article makes one final point I have been making throughout this series of posts – Dems are not winning the Early Vote like they did in 2012:

Four days out four years ago, Democrats narrowly led Republicans in early and mail voting by 101,000 votes out of 3.2 million cast. Republicans did win in Election Day turnout, but President Barack Obama still won Florida by just under 1 percent.

So when Obama squeaked out his win in 2012, at this stage the Dems were ahead by 101,000 ballots out of 3.2 million cast (the 3.15% – the margin I noted in prior posts). Today the Dems lead by paltry 7,280 ballots out of 5,731,761 cast (0.13%). Obama would not have won Florida with the numbers we see today in 2016.

AllahPundit was using Florida as an example of tight races and turnout model errors. So lets go back to his post and dig a bit.

These same analysts will tell you, quite rightly, that once a candidate’s lead shrinks to three points or so, the risk that the polls will miss predicting the winner starts to get real. Polls of likely voters are based on turnout estimates across various key demographics; when the lead is down to three, even small mistakes in those estimates can overlook an upset brewing.

And this is why I disagree with the pollsters in Florida. What we have in that table up top is not a poll, but actual turnout data. It is not a model. It shows the GOP, Dems and remaining two groups in a unique configuration:

  • 39.5 GOP
  • 39.6 Dem
  • 21.4 The Rest

If Trump does lead in the Independents, then …

Well I will let some folks at RealClearPolitics explain:

Barack Obama won re-election largely because 5 to 6 percent more Democrats went to the polls in 2012 than Republicans, and because the president persuaded well over 90 percent of them to vote for him. Thus, even though Mitt Romney did very well among Republicans, he had to make up that 6 percent gap by drawing more Independents.

Well in Florida (and Colorado) the edge in party turnout is not happening.

The answer is that education levels are a more significant factor this year. Obama won a majority of those with a high school diploma (or less) in 2012, while Romney won college-educated voters. This year the numbers are reversed. Among white voters with only a high school education, Trump leads by over 25 points. Among whites with a college degree, Clinton leads by about 10 percent.

This is the first time since serious polling began in 1952 that this has happened. The traditional pattern of Democratic support among blue-collar workers this year follows the high-school-or-less pattern with white, blue-collar workers preferring Trump to Clinton. These unique combinations of less support for traditional party loyalties across education levels accounts for the narrow Clinton lead of four points in our latest poll. Another example, which makes the point, is that women with less education are voting for Trump while college-educated women are very strong for Clinton, which cuts into the gender gap and  makes Clinton’s lead among women slightly less than Obama’s was in the previous election.

The takeaway here is you cannot rely on party ID to predict votes. The primary predictor will be education level (a.k.a. economic status). Where Trump is winning is in the lesser educated (and much more numerous) element of the population who are struggling economically. It is this group which is likely surging to vote and pushing all party affiliation participation to new highs.

I can’t see Hillary being such a vote magnet. This is how Trump vanquished his traditional opponents in the primaries. By energizing those living below the “upper middle class” to play in the primaries, and by stealing a good number of the “upper middle class” themselves. If the general election turnout reminds me of anything, it is the primary turnout for Trump

Finally something about independents:

This leaves Independents, who almost by definition are more susceptible to alterations in the political environment. Trump has made some progress since the last poll, going from nine points ahead of Clinton to 11 points. Partly, this is because the number of voters saying they were undecided or voting for third party candidates has been cut in half. By Election Day, their ranks will be thinned even further.

If Hillary has indeed lost Les Deplorables across all parties and Independents, she is not going to win next week. In fact, it would be a very, very good night for Trump if this is true. If you are a Hillary supporter, all you have to hold onto is trust in the turnout models.

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Nov 04 2016

The Blue Is Draining Out Of The Electoral Map!

Published by under 2016 Elections

I am so close to predicting a landslide for Trump ….

but it will have to wait the weekend to see if the current trends hold up and the dam has broken.

The big news on Drudge today is a tied race in Michigan:

The Michigan statewide poll revealed Trump is now dead even with Clinton, in a state that has not voted for a Republican presidential candidate since 1988.

Trump and Clinton both received 44 percent support from respondents in a poll conducted Nov. 3, which was obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson received 4 percent support, while Green party nominee Jill Stein received 3 percent. One percent of the respondents said that they were supporting someone else, and five percent said they were still undecided.

I took a glance at the RCP electoral map this morning and could not help but notice how little blue there is in it! By the time I snapped an image of it Michigan had lost its light blue coloring.

Electorial Map 11_04_16

Of course, there is a lot of gray “toss-up” out there still.  But two states I have been watching (FL and CO) in terms of early voting ballots seem to show the polls are tilted a bit towards Clinton and these are not toss ups. Probably because those notoriously complicated turnout models are out of sync with what is happening on the ground. See here for my latest on Florida, and see here for my latest on Colorado.

Stay tune. If the dam has broken we will know by Monday.

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Nov 04 2016

Colorado Early Voting 11_04_16: Dem Voter Turnout Dropping

The source of this data his here.

As we go into the final weekend before election day, we have some very interesting numbers in the Colorado Early Voting tallies. The Dems had jumped out to a big lead as a percentage of votes cast in the beginning. But they have been slowly dropping off as both GOP and “Other” voters ramp up. Note: The “Other” voters are dominated by Independents (a.k.a Unaffiliated).

In Colorado the registration by party this year stands at:

  • 32% Dem
  • 32% GOP
  • 36% Other (of which 34.5% are Independents, the rest 3rd Party)

With that as background, lets look at how the turnout is actually doing. The first chart shows the cumulative number of votes by party: (Note: Colorado does not report results over the weekend, so Excel added the days “29-Oct” and “30-Oct” to the graphs and interpolated the lines to bridge the weekend – which is why they run flat during that period).

CO Early Vote By Party 11_04

As of yesterday, the Dems have a razor thin edge of 14,181 more votes cast than the GOP. But this is out of over a million votes total, so when we translated this into percentage of the total vote it is a statistical tie:

  • 35.7% Dem
  • 35.3% GOP
  • 29.0% Other

Notice that the Dems and GOP are performing well above their registration percentages. That indicates there is no ground game edge for Clinton over Trump. The Indies are the ones who are under peforming their registration numbers – so far.

But what really is interesting is the trend since Oct 27th, when I started tracking the results (early voting in Colorado began on Oct 24th):

CO Early Vote Percent Party 11_04

Notice how both the GOP and “Other” voters are slowly but steadily gaining ground as a percentage of the overall vote. The GOP has gone from 34.7% in the beginning to 35.3% as of yesterday.  A very consistent pace throughout.

But the Dems have been losing ground pretty much the whole time. They started with a 39.3% of the total votes, but this has dwindled down to 35.7% today. And looks like they will continue to drop through until election day.

The “Other” voters have actually seen the greatest increase in votes cast, going from 25.1% back on Oct 27th to 29% today. This is the group that may surge forward at the end here.

If Trump leads among independents, he will win Colorado.

These results are being reported today (in fact 3 hours prior to me writing this post):

The early-voting lead for Colorado Democrats has all-but disappeared just four days before Election Day.

Registered Republicans again Thursday narrowed the gap between the number of ballots they have submitted so far and the number of votes submitted by Democrats.

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