I guess the election implications are obvious; if these numbers are true, Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States, since the loss of Colorado is a backbreaker for Sen. McCain. Absent a miracle, he has lost too many Bush states to win.
But that’s not a huge surprise. What absolutely blows my mind is that OVER HALF THE POPULATION voted early. I find that absolutely mind-boggling. I thought that maybe five to ten percent of people did advance voting; I always assumed it was just something you did if you knew you were going to be out of town or had some big thing going on on election day.
GENERAL QUESTION: Has this ever happened before? Are these early turnout numbers typical of these states?
FOLLOWUP, POSSIBLY A SEMI-DEBATE: If this hasn’t happened before, why are people in such a rush to vote now? It’s not going to speed up the Constitutionally mandated process.