Voter turnout remains high
Early voting and mail-in voting numbers seem to be matching 2018 levels, and you might recall that was a very good year for Democrats. But of course there’s no way of knowing who all those votes are for, and let’s face it, Republicans are also really juiced to vote this year. So no complacency, okay? Keep voting and make sure your friends and family vote too.
Wave of early voting across nation could signal high turnout for 2022
Colorado’s early ballot returns reach over 440,000, hitting double-digit turnout
Still our best public speaker, President Obama.
— Acyn (@Acyn) October 29, 2022
Letters to voters still going strong!
🗳 Getting out the vote! We had so many @votefwd letters that the post office told us to bring them to the loading dock. 5000+ letters going to voters across the country. Shout-out to our letter champion @stevekagan 📨📨 #TheBigSend pic.twitter.com/NokGH53l57
— Indivisible Chicago-South Side (@IndivChi_South) October 29, 2022
ETA: Of course, a lot depends on turnout among young voters. This, from the recent Harvard Youth Poll may give a clue. Nothing here that makes me feel certain, though.
…A national poll released today by the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School indicates that 40% of 18-to-29-year-olds state that they will “definitely” vote in the November 8 midterm elections, on track to match or potentially exceed the record-breaking 2018 youth turnout in a midterm election. Young voters prefer Democratic control of Congress 57% to 31% (up five points for Democrats since spring), but 12% remain undecided….