AP NSL Media Journal Week #8 (2)

AP NSL Media Journal Week #8 (2) - October 23, 2004 It's...

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October 23, 2004 It's Too Late to Change The Minds of Some Voters By Jo Becker and Thomas B. Edsall, Washington Post Staff Writers Over the next 10 days, President Bush and Sen. John F. Kerry will spend millions of dollars on a blizzard of last-minute ads. The candidates will dash from state to state, trying to squeeze in one more rally, a few thousand more handshakes. But for a growing number of people, the effort will be wasted: They have already voted. Voters are casting tens of thousands of ballots a day in most of the 30 states that allow residents to vote early in person or to vote absentee without an excuse, including in some of the battleground states where the presidential race hangs in the balance. As of Friday afternoon, more than 1.3 million people had voted in eight of the swing states, records indicate. Both parties are making a huge effort to get their supporters to the polls early and are reading the tea leaves to decide what, if anything, the early turnout numbers show. In New Mexico and Nevada, about a tenth of the electorate is already "in the bank," in campaign parlance. Republicans had cast close to the same number of early votes as Democrats in the Las Vegas area, where about 70 percent of Nevada's population resides, while Democrats were running strong in the Reno area, historically a Republican stronghold. In Iowa, where Democrats have long had an advantage in early voting, more than 200,000 ballots
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AP NSL Media Journal Week #8 (2) - October 23, 2004 It's...

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