Based On Polls & Early Votes, Obama Holds Slim Georgia Lead

With Georgia's 45-day early voting period now at a close, more than 2 million ballots were cast representing 36% of the Peach State's 5.5 million registered voters.

Using the Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll released October 31st, we can project where both candidates stand with less than a day left until Election Day.

In the poll, McCain was clinging to a 3-point lead over Obama, 47% to 44% with 3% going to other candidates and 6% undecided.  The demographic breakdown showed the following:


After applying the percentage of the candidate's support in each demographic group to the number of early votes cast, we see that Barack Obama gets 48.2%; John McCain gets 43.4%; Bob Barr gets 3% leaving 5.3% undecided.

In other words, if the ballots from early voting were counted today, Barack Obama would hold a lead of about 97,000 votes with 107,288 additional votes undecided.  

Below is the breakdown of votes each candidate might have received during Georgia's early voting period using the Daily Kos/Research 2000 poll:

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Tomorrow, deliver me my government entitlements.

I've canvassed, phoned and donated. I've worried, celebrated and wondered. My back hurts, and I still have some phone calls to make, but, after tomorrow, I expect my demands for the following government entitlements to finally be heard:
1.    An independent Judicial Branch
2.    An end to rightwing saber rattling on Roe v. Wade
3.    The defeat of constitutionalized bigotry in California
4.    Accountability in the Executive Branch
5.    America's former moral high ground
6.    Tax breaks for companies that create jobs in the US
7.    Elimination of the regressive Bush tax cuts
8.    A living wage
9.    The safe return of our troops
10.    habeas corpus
11.    The crow PA voters are about to serve Jack Murtha
12.    Reconstruction of U.S. (that's right, US. Not Iraqi, not Pakistani, but US) government agencies--from FDA to FEMA--left gutted by the Bush Administration
13.    Affordable tuition and health care
14.    An increase in funding for charter schools
15.    A restoration of US prestige and dignity abroad
16.    A new chapter in the American dream
17.    The death of Rovian politics
18.    A complete and total Sean Hannity meltdown on November 5

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Phone Banking for my Husband in the OC

(Written from earlier today)

So here I am at Monkey Business in Fullerton to do some phone banking for our local candidates, including for my husband Gary Pritchard, who is running for California State Senate.

The 33rd district covers a huge amount of area, including Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Fullerton, Villa Park, Orange, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, Aliso Viejo, Buena Park, Tustin, Silverado, Irvine, Santa Ana, Lake Forest, Coto de Caza and Foothill Ranch.  I like to call the district map, "Rexi".  

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Obama v. McCain state-by-state fundraising numbers: the map might surprise you!

Over the last week I've been working on Who Contribued?, a site that uses the FEC financial data to track the geographic distribution of campaign contributions and expenditures and display it in a nice map. This includes numbers from the primaries, too.

The first thing that jumped out is how truly dominating Obama is when it comes to state-by-state contributions, but there's more interesting facts and trends I'll share below.

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Progressive Democrat Newletter Issue 188

This is it folks. Last few days of what I consider the third most important election of my lifetime. I put 2000 first because in many ways (terrorism and global warming in particular) the Supreme Court's seating Bush as President instead of Gore was a pivotal moment in world history...and a disastrous one for all of us. I'd say 2004 was second because then we had a shot at minimizing the damage from a Bush presidency. Now we need someone who can fix the mess and a strong majority of Americans believe Barack Obama is the person to do it.

Things look good. But take no chances. Once again I am posting the actions I have been asking people to do. I know lots of you have put time and money into this year's races. Just a few more days. Here, once again, is what you can do right now from your own home to boost our chances of winning.

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