(American Enterprise Institute) Barack Obama is clearly winning the early vote in Ohio. But careful analysis of the actual numbers so far suggest very good news for Mitt Romney.
The Romney campaign claims the president is merely banking votes he would have received on Election Day anyway, so his early lead isn't very important. They say their early voting strategy relies on targeting low-voting-propensity Romney supporters for early voting and leaving the others to turn out on Election Day. In other words, they claim Obama's effort is merely harvesting votes while theirs is creating votes.