A troubling side to early voting

UPDATE: More than 37,000 Georgians have already cast ballots during the early voting period ( registration to vote in November ends Monday). An opinion piece in the Savannah Morning News, however,  suggests “there is a troubling side of early voting, especially when it starts more than a month outside the day of the election, and this year, of all years, we might just see it come back to haunt us.”

Even if you’re a straight-ticket-voting Republican or a straight-ticket-voting Democrat — as in, come hell or high water — voting early can have repercussions, especially when last-minute news about a candidate may come out that pulls back the veil on an issue of major importance and has the potential to sway an election.

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Matthew

September 29th, 2010
12:11 pm

Early voting runs until 10/29. It DOES NOT end Monday: http://bit.ly/bcqFOf

BlkRngMafia

September 29th, 2010
12:48 pm

Read the story. Voter registration ends Monday–not Early Voting.

Ralph

September 29th, 2010
1:50 pm

Oh, you mean one of those infamous bogus October surprises Democrats like to launch before there is time to refute them? Or all of the October media hits on Republicans? (The AJC New York Times, broadcast networks, and CNN do it year round).

Thank goodness for early voting – tuning out the political ads and MSM shilling for Democrats works for me.

Ralph

September 29th, 2010
1:54 pm

This headline link says it all (nothing about Barnes or Democrats):

Mike Luckovich’s election cartoons

* On Nathan Deal | On the governor’s race
* On the tea party | On the GOP pledge
* On Nov. midterms | On political parties