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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Numbers not conclusive yet in many races

We've just received a turnout update from King County Elections that suggests it's too early to draw conclusions in many close races:
King County Elections posted results for 144,600 absentee ballots earlier this evening, representing mail ballots received through yesterday’s mail.

The first poll returns of the evening were posted at 10:30 p.m. with scheduled updates expected until approximately 2 a.m.

Today’s mail brought in an additional 65,500 voted absentee ballots, the second highest Election Day mail ballot returns since 2004, an indication that voters may have taken their time voting their ballot. King County Elections expects to receive a large number of absentee ballot returns in the next few days.
Emphasis is mine. This is interesting news - we'll have to see what happens over the next few hours as King County continues to tabulate new returns.

UPDATE: 99% of poll precincts have reported in, and not much has changed, unfortunately. The early returns now look more definite.


Blogger Daniel Kirkdorffer said...

When they reduced their prediction on turnout, based on early returns, I always thought they were wrong to do so based on polling that showed many people were simply undecided about which way they would vote, meaning people would be voting late as they made up their mind.

So the high count of late ballots doesn't surprise me.

November 7, 2007 10:28 PM  

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