Is the GOP Leading in Early Voting Here?
A memo this morning from RNC political director Rick Wiley (which you can read here) suggests the GOP may have a hidden edge in absentee/early voting.
- AB/EV (absentee/earlyvoting) activity is down from 2008 the Democrat counties of La Crosse (-19.25%) and Rock (-6.41%)
- AB/EV activity is up the Republican counties of Outagamie (12.06%) and Washington (26.14%).
- On the first day of in-person absentee voting, the Republican bastion of Waukesha County out-voted Dane County, a liberal Democrat stronghold and home to the University of Wisconsin-Madison, despite visits to Madison by high-profile Democrat surrogates and celebrities.