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Early, absentee voting for special congressional race to replace Wexler exceeds primary levels

by George Bennett | April 6th, 2010

Early and absentee voting statistics show there’s more interest in next Tuesday’s special congressional election to replace Robert Wexler than there was for the special Feb. 2 primaries in Palm Beach-Broward congressional District 19.

Monday’s opening of early voting drew 1,192 voters in Palm Beach County — a 136 percent increase over the first day of early voting before the Feb. 2 special primaries, when 504 people voted. A total of 2,825 people ended up casting early primary ballots in Palm Beach County between Jan. 25 and Jan. 31.

Broward County had 305 early voters Monday, compared to 650 early voters for the entire seven-day period before the primaries.

With a week to go, both counties have already received more absentee ballots than they did for the primaries.

Democrat Ted Deutch, Republican Ed Lynch and no-party candidate Jim McCormick are running to fill the last eight months of Wexler’s term. About 70 percent of District 19 is in Palm Beach County with the remainder in Broward County.

Early voting is available at three sites in Palm Beach County from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Broward offers early voting at two sites.

“This is good…We have a steady clip,” Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor Susan Bucher said of Monday’s turnout.

Palm Beach County’s elections office has received 9,283 absentee ballots so far for next week’s election. There were 5,938 absentee ballots cast in Palm Beach County for the Feb. 2 Democratic and Republican primaries.

Broward County voters have returned 2,544 absentee ballots so far, compared to 2,026 for the primaries.

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23 Responses to “Early, absentee voting for special congressional race to replace Wexler exceeds primary levels”

  1. Paul Says:

    70% of voters in this district in PBC are jewish. This is drawing political districts by religion.

  2. Edward Says:

    Ted Deutch will be a terrific Member of Congress. Vote for Democrat Ted Deutch for Congress!!

  3. Oliver Says:

    Deutch is a sell-out…ask real jewish people…he sat & just repeated after Wexler….I love Obama no matter what he does to Israel and yes send more troops.

    He is a sock puppet but like Wexler….there are many holes.

  4. Ed Fulop Says:

    Flip the House. Restore Honor.

    http://www.southflorida912.org

    –e

  5. Martin Matthews Says:

    Ed Lynch is the only candidate worthy of our trust.

  6. average joe Says:

    GEORGE? YOU FEELIN OK?
    you aren’t bashing ed lynch with made up accusations….something wrong?!?!?

  7. Conservative Diva Says:

    The latest “popular” comment….I am a Disgruntled Democrat…just voted for Lynch!! WooHoo!!!

    I am Jewish and PROUD to say Vote Ed NOT ted!

  8. Jon Says:

    You all want change yet you keep sending the same type of politicians back to Washington. Hypocrites.

    At least Deutch comes right out and tells you he will support Obama and raise your taxes. You know he will vote yes on this new National Sales Tax they are talking about.

    Lynch is just a duplicitous cry baby. The man is so slick I have to wipe the grease off my monitor reading or watching him.

    I don’t believe either of these guys and believe they are just two sides of the same coin. If you like what is happening in Washington, vote for either Deutch or Lynch, it won’t change anything. More Partisan BS.

    I voted for McCormick, screw the Parties.

  9. Conservative Diva Says:

    Jim…uh I mean Jon…Did you know that JM is running under IND but is actually a Republican. So that means he is NOT an honest man! He was afraid to run in the primary, not that I blame him, no one likes losing!

    The guy hasn’t a clue what is going on! I have been at the polling places everyday and NO one even knew what is name is. They kept calling him “what’s his name”. The only thing JM is doing is splitting the vote! With the few dollars he has (probably his own money) he cannot even get his message out to the people. His robo calls are negative just like Deutch’s…same old same old! Lynch is the only one who is running on ISSUES! GO LYNCH!

  10. Jon Says:

    So Lynch, the Democrat now Republican is okay but a disenfranchised former Republican isn’t.

    Your logic is non-existent.

    Lynch running on issues? You are either deluded or just dumb. I think both. Calling me Jim proves that.

  11. Jon Says:

    I suppose you also believe Lynch owing the IRS $1.4 million and having several vendors after him for non-payment is what? A clerical error?

    Lynch isn’t an honest man in any sense of the word. I would rather see Deutch win over him because at least he tells me how he is going to screw me. Your boy is a liar, a cheat and simply makes up things as he goes along.

  12. Conservative Diva Says:

    Jon or is it Jim? If you would go to Lynch’s website you will find in full detail everything about this BS! Why do you suppose Wexler and now Deutch would not touch this? Try again :)

  13. Jon Says:

    You mean the part that he says they are in the “process of finalizing the matter”? You must be joking. Apparently you are not.

    The fines and levies get abated when the issue is resolved. The reason Wexler and Deutch would not touch it is because they do not have to, they carry the district by a commanding margin. Politics 101, do not give your opponent any press.

    Deutch will win this by more than Lynch and McCormick combined. Why would he even bother?

    Your continued asinine comment of calling me Jim is what? Transference? Is that you Ed?

    I seem to recall Joe Budd asking Lynch to prove the issue has been resolved and Lynch saying he would post the documents on his website. Funny, they don’t seem to be there.

    Believing a liar is typical of the uneducated and lazy. Well done Ed.

  14. Emily Says:

    Jon, thank you for responding to what is obviously either Ed Lynch himself or one of his unintelligent lackeys. I looked at Mr. Lynchs website and the last comment he had about his IRS dealings was back in January and he still hasn’t said anything other than four sentences…

    My father had to go through problems with the IRS but I can tell you he had documentation throughout the entire procedure, including letters after resolution.

    The only one one being stupid here is the lynch cronie that can’t see the forest for the trees.

    I will keep my mind open this weekend and research ALL candidates.

  15. Conservative Diva Says:

    Sorry folks but this is not Ed Lynch ;) Say what you will as I am done with you…with 4 days to go I have no time or desire to waste time on people who remain OUT of the loop! I bet you guys love Obama too…lol!

    Oh and you know how I can tell you guys are Liberals…the name calling gives you away EVERY time :)

  16. Jon Says:

    Oh how cute.

    I accept your surrender. White is, after all, your color.

    The truth is that it is you that are going on blind faith and have absolutely no clue of what you speak where any of the candidates are concerned, especially the one you support.

    Everyone has the right to vote for whomever they choose, it is your right, my right and the next persons right. Remind your boy Lynch of that and tell him to stop throwing out irresponsible comments on FOX that the Independent is “spoiling” the election. He has as much right as Lynch to run and he already has my vote.

    Ta-ta now.

  17. RJ Burke Says:

    You liberals….lol Conservative Diva’s got all y’all’s number.

    I’m no longer a Dem. When my hand that feeds, gets bitten by my dog, I get rid of the dog, not continue to have my hand bitten.

    Let’s not quibble.
    Obama must be stopped.

    It’s a simple formula:
    We must all Vote Rebublican.
    Across the country, everywhere.

    Here in this district it’s Lynch.

  18. RJ Burke Says:

    You liberals….lol Conservative Diva’s got all y’all’s number.

    Let’s focus on the real problem not each other.

    I’m no longer a Dem. When my hand that feeds, gets bitten by my dog, I get rid of the dog, not continue to have my hand bitten.

    Let’s not quibble.
    Obama must be stopped.

    It’s a simple formula:
    We must all Vote Rebublican.
    Across the country, everywhere.

    Here in this district it’s Lynch.

  19. Don Ror Says:

    A vote for Deutch is a vote for Obama!!!!!

  20. Shemp Says:

    Ed Lynch is a true constitutional conservative. He will stand up for the constitution and that is what is important to me!

  21. Catherine Says:

    Go Lynch! I’m glad District 19 voters finally have options other than fanatical liberals…

  22. Mark Says:

    Funny how you dems are bitching about tax
    problems. When the great high lord Obama come down’s appointee tax dodge Timmy (Geitner) is running the damn treasury dept. Any one else in the IRS gets canned with such problems.No breach of ethics there. Seems tax evasion would be a requirement to serve in the Obamanation.

  23. carbon water filters Says:

    History repeats itself.

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