We have 44,263 absentee ballots returned to be counted, so far. For comparison, we had 15,030 absentees to be counted in Nov. 2014, 29,199 Nov. 2012, and 28,869 Nov. 2008. Still need to return an absentee ? We need it Election Day to count it at the polls. https://t.co/8oReHehQX6— Madison WI Clerk (@MadisonWIClerk) November 3, 2018
And combine it with this.
Wisconsin 18-29 year olds +464% https://t.co/NQw4h2mybn— Dane Dems (@danedems) November 3, 2018
And give a side order of this.
So much focus on gender when this is the story. Trump is accelerating a pre-existing trend with educated people on one side of the fence and less educated people on the other. It's why Trump peddles coal, why conservatives plunder higher ed for $ to prop up dying industries, etc. https://t.co/Ck6XEhbyVX— Ryan Gruber (@ryangruber) November 4, 2018
And people with college degrees are generally more likely to move around out of state, and keep area codes on their phones that aren't from the state they live in.
Yes, early votes can cannibalize votes on Election Day (I made that mistake of conflating the two in 2016), but this feels different, like a legitimate show of disgust and anger.
I hope to get more inti the turnout numbers tonight, but the more I look at these demos, the further off the last
I just hope the "error" was unintentional, and not a green light for Walker abd WISGOP to try to steal it.