Mark Rountree, the Republican-oriented pollster behind Landmark Communications, sends word this evening that early voting among African-Americans in Georgia is outpacing 2010, a legitimate reason for GOP worry.
According to Rountree, who was behind today’s poll released by Channel 2 Action News, noted that, of the 307,703 voters who have cast early ballots, 30 percent are African-American. Sixty-six percent are white.
In 2010, at the same time – when the early voting period was significantly larger – 26 percent of the 253,999 who had voted were African-American. Seventy-two percent were white.
Rountree says that Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office is not currently providing a racial breakdown on absentee ballots:
"However, we at Landmark Communications can do so by downloading all the early voters by name and voter ID number and then matching it to our voter file's previously identified race code.”
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.