We no longer need to look at polls to tell us about Democratic enthusiasm...nor do we need to take the Clinton campaign's word that their ground operation is superior to Trump's. Early voting is well underway in many states and the evidence is right before our eyes that the big blue wave is already here.
So, uh, this number seems noteworthy: 133,000 Latinos have voted in Florida, up 99% from 2012. https://t.co/k5YHN4TlZ1 via @buzzfeednews— Adrian Carrasquillo (@Carrasquillo) October 24, 2016
.@steveschale breaks down the first day of early voting in Florida (spoiler alert: a good day for Dems) https://t.co/Resu2CCR3U— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) October 25, 2016
In North Carolina:
Clinton has a 61-36 point among early voters, according to our estimates https://t.co/ofrxZAUP8v— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) October 25, 2016
Democrats Are Leading By An Astounding 27 Points In North Carolina Early Voting via @politicususa https://t.co/sqMPYnOIOm— Vivian Griffin (@AdamsFlaFan) October 25, 2016
Democrats had big days in urban Nevada again Monday, have 13-point lead statewide. My updated early voting blog: https://t.co/1pS7nvPBhm— Jon Ralston (@RalstonReports) October 25, 2016
This weekend @jameshohmann witnessed what may be the beginnings of a well-coordinated Democratic victory in Nevada: https://t.co/NbgrZYPt5F— Ed O'Keefe (@edatpost) October 24, 2016
Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign already is declaring victory in Ohio – or, at least, victory in the Buckeye State's first week of early voting.
"The work is paying off," Clinton's Ohio director, Chris Wyant, writes in a state-of-the-race memo obtained Thursday by cleveland.com. "Hillary won the first days of early voting."
Statewide, requests for absentee ballots are down compared to this point in time during the 2012 election, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said this week. But Wyant, in his memo, expresses confidence that a high number of those requests are coming from five traditionally Democratic counties that are expected to favor Clinton over Republican Donald Trump this fall.
"All five" – Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Montgomery and Summit counties – "are likely to go for Hillary Clinton by similar – or in the cases of Franklin and Hamilton Counties, where in person turnout is currently a larger percentage of the state than it was in 2012 – larger margins than President Barack Obama's results" from his 2012 Ohio win, Wyant writes.
AP: "Early voting is surging in Arizona" where Dems lead GOP in ballots returned. #AZSen https://t.co/UYXydpf2VG pic.twitter.com/gHNu1onojP— Tyler Hansen (@tjhansen) October 21, 2016
So far, early voting is strong in Wisconsin's most Democratic counties. https://t.co/buCeC7r88o Have you voted yet? #wipolitics #wivote— WLUK-TV FOX 11 (@fox11news) October 20, 2016
WISCONSIN: Early voting has tripled from 2012. Was only 46,000 at this point 4 years ago, today it's about 142,000. https://t.co/vv3qkmBh3U— Marshall Cohen (@Marshall_Cohen) October 21, 2016
And finally, in Texas:
My back of the napkin: Early voting up by average of 57% today in Texas' five biggest counties compared to first early voting day in 2012 pic.twitter.com/cnEOtUA1KB— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) October 25, 2016
I have never seen so many people -- especially women -- ready and excited to vote, than here on the first day of TX #earlyvoting.— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) October 24, 2016
Long line at my usual Austin voting site @ 3pm so I went elsewhere...but the line was even LONGER there! Never seen anything like it! pic.twitter.com/XyN4aN90Dm— Hillary HQ (@Hillary_HQ) October 24, 2016
We can't let up or be complacent until this thing is done in two weeks, but so far the evidence is unmistakable and inspiring. Democrats are turning out like never before to elect Hillary Clinton the next President of the United States.
But that's not all:
Next stop: a Democratic House of Representatives. Let's do this!Cook Political Report predicts that Democrats will win five to seven Senate seats in November, take back majority https://t.co/kU9Mv4VoUW pic.twitter.com/lTxbyntoKE— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) October 25, 2016