May 29 — 8,110 Mail Ballots split 46% GOP, 38% Dem, 14% Indy … Running Count: GOP now + 5,935 overall
We have a fairly steady pattern now as Mail Ballots arrive. Tuesday the 29th was typical: Republicans 46% (3,721) of 8,110 processed, Democrats 38% (3,084), Independents 15% (1,156). The initial early returns (of 2 weeks ago) were at 41% GOP - 39% Dem, but later ballots are averaging GOP 45%, Dem 38%. Both major parties are above their registration share, but Republicans out-perform registration by 7.4% (35.2% reg, 42.6% of mail ballots) while Democrats are + 3.2% (35.3% reg, 38.5 mail). Independent/ DTS is big Loser at -9.1 % (23.8 reg, 14.7% votes). This has been true locally since the 1970s, and confirms their greater alienation/ or lack of interest. The Chart above shows running Count for ALL mail ballots to date. THANKS to Registrar Deborah Seiler and Staff for Trusting the Public with the Truth. YES, we can handle it!