Early voting in Florida heavily favoring Obama.

On my electoral map, I’ve already given Florida to Romney.  Nate Silver has Romney at almost 60% to win in Florida and lately that has been trending up.  However, it looks like I may be a little premature.  Romney is getting crushed in early voting and the GOP knows it.

If Romney doesn’t get Florida, he’s so beyond screwed.

There is still a chance for you Republicans in Florida: pray.  Don’t lose time praying by going to vote.  It’s time to call in the power of god.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Loqi

    Unfortunately, I don’t think this means much. The demographics that vote early have a lot of overlap with traditionally Democrat demographics (hence the GOP doing all it can to mess with early voting in the state). Romney will make up the ground pretty quickly.

  • Deb

    I’m a Floridian and see much more enthusiam for Romney. Nobody in my entended family has voted yet and we are all for Romney. I’m confident Romney will take Florida. I will drop off our 2 absentee ballots for Romney on Friday :-)

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      He may very well. He’s favored there, which is why early voting so strong in favor of the Dems was a pleasant surprise, but a surprise none the less.

      Why, pray tell, are you for Romney?

  • Epinephrine

    JT, from what I gather the early vote is always democratic in FA. What really matters is how this compares to last election; if it’s the same or better, it’s good news. If it’s less than last time, it may be bad news, despite the lead.

  • Epinephrine

    Edit to the above – the abbreviation is FL, not FA. If I were USAnian I’d know these things.

  • RuQu

    Last I saw in 538, Nate Silver had Florida as a 55% chance of a Romney win, which is a closer race than any of the states leaning Obama. Meaning that the chance of Obama taking Florida is greater than Romney taking Ohio, Virginia, Iowa, Nevada, Colorado, or New Hampshire. If CO and OH are still in play, don’t count FL out, but also don’t be shocked if Romney wins it.

    It would be nice to see a 332 Electoral College result though. “Mandate” anyone?