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This week I staffed our county Democratic Party campaign office on Wednesday afternoon. Several people came into the office to get bumper stickers, window boards, buttons, and yard signs for President Obama and our state and local Democrats. Almost everyone who came in volunteered to help with phone banking, canvassing, or other activities, and I was delighted by their enthusiasm about the coming election. We are also still at work in our campaign to encourage registered Democrats to vote by mail, with volunteers now calling from our office. Statewide data show that 84% of those registered to vote by mail will cast ballots and vote in down-ballot races. The data also show that if we get anything near parity in voting by mail, our early voting and election day GOTV efforts will get us over the top.