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'''Early voting''' refers to the growing trend of [[Americans]] to vote prior to [[Election Day]], as allowed in most states.
 
'''Early voting''' refers to the growing trend of [[Americans]] to vote prior to [[Election Day]], as allowed in most states.
  
In 2008, one-third of Americans voted prior to Election Day, and that fraction continues to increase.  This makes it more difficult for [[liberals]] to engage in last-minute smear tactics.
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In 2008, one-third of Americans voted prior to Election Day, and that fraction continues to increase.  In the [[Nevada Election 2010]], more than half the votes cast were by early voting.
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These states allow early voting in some form:
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*Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming
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There are two major objections to early voting.  First, it facilitates voter intimidation, particularly by unions and large employers that try to increase turnout by their people.  Second, it increases the potential for voter fraud, particularly in the absence of new protections to safeguard the integrity of electronic or physical votes.
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Revision as of 09:10, 7 November 2010

Early voting refers to the growing trend of Americans to vote prior to Election Day, as allowed in most states.

In 2008, one-third of Americans voted prior to Election Day, and that fraction continues to increase. In the Nevada Election 2010, more than half the votes cast were by early voting.

These states allow early voting in some form:

  • Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming

There are two major objections to early voting. First, it facilitates voter intimidation, particularly by unions and large employers that try to increase turnout by their people. Second, it increases the potential for voter fraud, particularly in the absence of new protections to safeguard the integrity of electronic or physical votes.