Landmark Communications analysis of Sunday voting

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Oct

Landmark Communications analysis of Sunday voting

Eleven counties enabled early voting on Sunday October 26, 2014. Because these eleven counties generally have historically been more Democratic, many analysts assumed that this would create a large potential windfall of additional voters for Democratic candidates.

Once compiled, 12,708 voters were listed as having voted on Sunday.

Based on current polling conducted by Landmark Communications as well as based on election results from demographics groups in previous election, it is our analysis that Sunday voting resulted in approximately 5,500 net additional statewide votes for Democrats over Republicans.

However, many of these voters would have also likely voted on Tuesday, meaning that the large majority of these Democratic net votes are simply the result of “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul.”

Our conclusion is that, unless a statewide election is decided by around 1,000 votes, then Sunday voting will not have been decisive.

# Votes……..% Votes

White………………….3,351………26.39%
Black………………….8,461………66.53%
Unknown………………618………..4.89%
Hispanic………………..111………..0.88%
Other Race……………..84………..0.66%
Asian……………………..78…………0.62%
Indian……………………..5…………0.04%

TOTAL   12,708

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