By TAMMI KATE LEDFORD
Area voters nation wide are flocking to the polls to early vote. Dallam County Clerk of the Court, Terri Banks stated, “I have mailed requests for 94 absentee ballots and those ballots can still be requested until Tuesday, October 30.” On Friday, October 26 at noon 215 registered voters had exercised they right to vote in the 2012 General Election.
The Dalhart Texan closed their office on Friday, October 26 from 11:00 a.m. to noon to allow the employees time to early vote. “I encourage all business owners to allow their employees to leave work and vote,” stated Texan owner and publisher Susan Clay. Republicans learned the lesson the hard way: In the new arithmetic of presidential politics, counting on Election Day votes doesn’t always add up to victory. In Hartley County as of 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26 386 registered voters had early voted and 100 absentee ballots had been requested from the Hartley County Clerk. Diane Thompson.
In 2008, John McCain did not receive a single electoral vote in the key states of North Carolina, Florida, Iowa and Colorado. McCain won the majority of votes cast at the polls on Election Day but his victory was swept aside by the support for Barack Obama among the millions of voters who chose to vote by early ballot.
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