MENU

RETHINK | Case Study On Early Voter Initiatives

Early voting programs have become an increasingly important tool for political campaigns, especially for Democrats. Let's take a look at a few recent case studies to see how early voting has helped Democrats drive massive results in recent elections:

  1. Georgia Senate Runoff Elections (2021): In the 2021 Georgia Senate runoff elections, Democrats made use of early voting programs to drive massive turnout among their base. According to the Georgia Secretary of State's office, more than 3 million voters cast their ballots in the runoff elections, with over 1.3 million voting early. Of those who voted early, more than 2/3 were Democrats, giving them a significant advantage in the final vote count.
  1. North Carolina Senate Race (2020): In the 2020 North Carolina Senate race, Democrats made use of early voting programs to build a significant lead over their Republican opponents. According to data from the North Carolina State Board of Elections, more than 4.5 million voters cast their ballots in the election, with more than 2.5 million voting early. Of those who voted early, nearly 50% were Democrats, compared to just 30% who were Republicans. This early lead was critical to the final outcome of the race, which saw Democrat Cal Cunningham come within a few percentage points of unseating Republican incumbent Thom Tillis.
  1. Florida Presidential Race (2020): In the 2020 Florida Presidential race, Democrats made use of early voting programs to build a significant advantage over their Republican opponents. According to data from the Florida Division of Elections, more than 11.1 million voters cast their ballots in the election, with more than 4.8 million voting early. Of those who voted early, more than 50% were Democrats, compared to just 38% who were Republicans. This early lead was critical to the final outcome of the race, which saw Joe Biden win the state of Florida by a narrow margin.

These case studies demonstrate the effectiveness of early voting programs in driving massive results for Republican candidates. According to a study by the Center for American Progress, early voting can increase voter turnout by as much as 7%, with a particularly strong impact on minority and low-income voters. This is particularly important for Republicans, who rely heavily on these groups to win elections.

By allowing voters to cast their ballots early, Republicans can help to ensure that all eligible voters have a fair and equal opportunity to participate in the democratic process.

In conclusion, the use of early voting programs will give Republicans a significant advantage in upcoming elections, and the statistics support this claim. By continuing to invest in these programs, Republicans can continue to drive massive turnout and build a more equitable and representative democracy for all.