Mark, in his comment was perfectly correct. I suffered a mind freeze. What I had originally intended was “If The Election were Held Today, Who would you Vote For. The change has been made below.
Political parties and their candidates love it when we vote early. They lock down the votes of solid supporters and can spend their money on getting out the votes of independents and undecideds.
The early voter is immune to attack ads on his candidate. He’s voted. Even if he decides that vote was a mistake he’s saddled with it. He can’t take it back. If, for any reason, his candidate withdraws or is run over by a truck, he doesn’t get to vote for someone else.
Frankly I see no reason to vote early. Better to wait until ‘till the last debate has echoed off into history, and the last mailer has arrived.
This is particularly important in open primary elections where Independents may vote in either the Republican of Democratic primary and where there are multiple candidates.
If the urge to vote early is too strong scratch the itch to vote here.
If The Congressional District 8 Election Were Held Today, I’d Vote For: