Former Whitehouse Press Secretary Ari Fleischer tweeted that early turnout numbers looked promising for the Romney-Ryan ticket.
More FL good news: Pinellas Co. R areas close to 60% turnout. Precincts in core D areas there range from 20-40%. It's early tho
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) November 6, 2012
All morning, reports of much heavier than expected turnout in Florida was overwhelming polling places. Now, Bay County Supervisor of Elections Mark Anderson is adding staff to two precincts to help with the long lines.
In Ohio, similar reports are surfacing. Executive Editor of The Hotline Josh Kraushaar tweeted that things are promising for the challengers among early voters.
Overall, early vote turnout OH up 2.44% in state. Down -4.1% in Obama/Kerry counties; up 14.39% in Bush/McCain counties.
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) November 6, 2012
And Jack Healy of the New York Times tweeted that Republicans turned out better in early voting than Democrats.
— jack healy (@jackhealyNYT) November 6, 2012
Deputy Communications Dir. at Republican National Committee Tim Miller tweeted that Dem turnout in Colorado looks muted
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) November 6, 2012
And CDN’s Richard Mitchell tweeted about turnout in Lyon County, Iowa.
— CDN Editor (@CDNnow) November 6, 2012
It’s early and the statistics being quoted may or may not be indicative of the result, but they are certainly more promising that news reports in past days had led Republicans to believe.