As the days before US Election Day on November 4 dwindle until nothing, one can still participate by early voting. One can head out to the actual voting areas or use an absentee ballot. It is revealed that early voting is heavy in Florida, one of the crucial battleground states for the election.
Democratic Presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama of Illinois and GOP Presidential nominee Senator John McCain of Arizona are heavily battling it out in the state of Florida. It is revealed that Florida remains a state in which a victory is crucial to winning the United States Presidency.
It has been revealed that there has been a higher turnout of Democratic voters than Republican voters in regards to early voting. However, it is unknown if either Obama or McCain got most of the votes.
In the case of Florida, it seems that early voting is hurting McCain’s chances. In Miami, it was revealed that the early voter was usually a white Republican, let alone an elderly white Republican male.
Now, it is revealed that early voters are younger and more diverse.
34 year-old Tonia Birgin, an African-American Democrat, represents the younger voter taking part in Florida’s early voting.
“This being Florida, you never know what’s going to happen with an election,” Birgin explains. Perhaps she is referencing what happened back in 2000 during the US Presidential Race.
Birgin decided to take her day off and spend it in line to get her vote in. Early voting was approved in Florida back in 2002. So far, this may come back and haunt the GOP. The initiative was approved by the GOP-controlled legislative body.
So far, the early voters of Florida are favoring Obama over McCain by 60 to 40 percent. That gives Obama a formidable 20-point lead over McCain in regards to Florida’s early voters.
Overall, early voting could give Obama a victory in Florida. In Florida, there are 27 electoral votes up for grabs. These are 27 valuable electoral votes.
While early voting seems to hurt McCain, there is still hope for his campaign. While Democrats outnumber Republicans in early voting, Republicans outnumber the Democrats in regards to absentee ballots.
Perhaps the number of absentee ballots will serve as a counter-balance to the number of early voters.
But can the number of absentee ballots compare to the number of early voters?
Overall, early voting looks to be in the advantage of Obama. But we can still expect a very high turnout in Florida when Election Day on November 4 comes.
While there is a higher number of Democrats participating in early voting, it seems to have given Obama the advantage in Florida.
In regards to early voting in Florida, it could give McCain some serious pain.