A ‘worried GOPer’ leaked this memo from the Palm Beach County branch of the Florida Republican Party to the Palm Beach Post, revealing what sounds like concern–if not utter panic–on the part of the GOP. While the early votes have been overwhelming for Obama–60% compared to 22% for Romney–to hear any political party to use this terminology is unheard of:
Early and absentee voting is starting to look troubling As of yesterday, Republicans made up just 22% of early voters and 30% of returned absentee ballots.
This is closer to (And worse than) 2008 where we saw 19% EV [early voters] and 38% of absentees. 2010 (our Blowout year) was 33% of EV and 5% of AB [absentee ballots].
Conclusion: The Democratic turnout machine in the county has been very effective and they are cleaning our clock Even if Romney wins the state (likely based on polls) the turnout deficit in PBC [Palm Beach County] will affect our local races.
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