Early voting surge suggests Democratic push pays off in Iowa
October 18th, 2012
07:14 PM ET
6 years ago

Early voting surge suggests Democratic push pays off in Iowa

(CNN) - More than two million Americans have already cast ballots for president less than three weeks before Election Day with a substantial number coming in the battleground state of Iowa.

The state, which holds six key electoral votes, is on pace to exceed the 1.5 million votes cast early in in 2008 - a trend that is not lost on either political party.


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  1. Romney cares less

    GO IOWA and all of the Midwest!
    OBAMA 2012 FORWARD not back to Romney's dark ages.

    October 18, 2012 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  2. The Unsub

    to all my republican, independent, and democratic brothers and sisters, please vote an all Democratic ticket this November! Let's save the world from the GOP fanatics!

    October 18, 2012 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  3. g

    got to do away with republican trickle down bullshoot

    October 18, 2012 07:48 pm at 7:48 pm |
  4. Pete

    It was read on other sites Democrates were requesting absentee ballots over 3x what republicans requested at the same time.Returned absentee ballots were returned 3x as well and republican stratigists in the state have shown concern because of the hugh influx of democratic voters against all their recent campaign stratigys for voter supression and fraud.Fraud,supression being more previlent in republican led states!!

    October 18, 2012 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  5. NC

    Early voting started here today also. We had 200 or more people already waiting hours before the doors opened at several of the voting sites in our city to vote. I am going tomorrow and wait in line to vote for Obama/Biden. It reminds me of 4 years ago when we waited hours to vote for Obama/Biden. From the comments on our local news most of the people voting today are Democrats. I heard a local news story today that the Romney campaign is pulling out of NC because they know they will win NC. In my city alone 20,000 new people have registered as Democrats. The Romney campaign is taking a lot for granted. Romney will win in the small towns but he will not win the large cities and the suburbs where the majority of Democrats live. I may be wrong but I think NC will stay blue this year as it was in 2008.

    October 18, 2012 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  6. Squigman

    Don't take the (so called news), at face value. Get out and vote. Don't take for granted that you've been covered by your neighbor. Get out there and vote.

    October 18, 2012 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  7. Name


    October 18, 2012 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  8. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Any of the "toss up states" that go to Obama could make the path to victory for Romney so much harder. At best guess, Romney could win Ohio, Florida and North Carolina and still lose. NBC had, at one point, Iowa leaning to Obama.

    October 18, 2012 10:25 pm at 10:25 pm |
  9. Rob-Me and Lyin'Ryan are Always Telling Lies!

    The President will win the swing states because those folks appreciate the working class. They also resent Romney calling disabled veterans, seniors on Social Security and people too sick to work part of the 47% -those Americans Romney considers parasites. He told his rich friends that fact when he thought nobody in the "common class' were listening. That's not the sort of person America needs for President.

    October 19, 2012 12:18 am at 12:18 am |
  10. J.V.Hodgson

    Semms to me we the people are speaking loud and clear at this point against Republicans. Even if early voters may go different to the indication on the early voting form, i think that may be highly likely especially in Senate and House votes made at the same time as the presidential election.
    My personal view is the presidential election will be close but not as close as many have said with Obama winning the national vote with a lower margin but coming out quite well in the electoral college votes.
    That said cant help saying that these turnouts are as is proverbially said " a bird in the hand is worth two in the Bush".

    October 19, 2012 01:35 am at 1:35 am |