Two counties making up 86% of the Nevada vote had Republicans coming out in droves - maybe a death knell for Harry Reid's Senate career. Washoe and Clark County, the first in Reno and Clark in Las Vegas, say Republican voting is "disproportionately high." Reid, though, says it's all fine...everything is fine, and says those voting for Sharron Angle are both rude and obnoxious.
According to Democrat propagandist Politico:
Some 47 percent of early voters in the bellwether Washoe County so far have been Republicans, while 40 percent have been Democrats, according to the Washoe County Registrar. Nearly 11,000 people had voted in Washoe over the first three days of early voting, which began Saturday.Here's the good news:
Out of the nearly 47,000 votes cast in Clark County, 46 percent were Democrats, 39 percent Republicans, according to the Clark County Election Department. But while Democrats make up 46 percent of the county's registered voters, Republicans constitute just 33 percent.
Washoe County is home to Angle, a former Reno state legislator, whereas Reid's hometown of Searchlight is in Clark County.Maybe a glimpse into election day? Democrats stay home? Well, we don't know, and we should not "assume" anything. Every vote counts.
Red State points out that Angle led in 7 of 9 polls published in October. The lead is small, but nevertheless it is a lead she has maintained.
Reid, with his 50% unapproval rating in Nevada, told CNN just 6 days ago, "everything is fine." "Everything is going well in Nevada." He also said his poll numbers are "fine." We'll see about that. I'm feeling a little cocky - but only a little. By election day it will be a healthy does of fear and even the flu couldn't keep me away from the polls. Sometimes fear is a good thing.
So are you one of the "rude and obnoxious" Angle voters? Another question: how do you feel about early voting? Join the conversation at The Lonely Conservative, who has more.
Posted by Maggie @ Maggie's Notebook