Category Archives: elections

>Minnesota Ballot Recount: How hard is determining voter intent?

> I enjoyed taking a look at these challenged ballots from the Senate race in Minnesota.  For some of these, it’s really hard to try to figure out what the voter wanted.  Especially the voter who bubbled in next to … Continue reading

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>Why I did not encourage you to vote

> Unlike many bloggers out there, I did not put up an election day post encouraging you to vote.  I figure most of my readers are going to go vote anyway, and those who aren’t probably wouldn’t be convinced by … Continue reading

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>Will people support Obama even if they’re told he’s pro-life?

> Audio (MP3) file “Man on the street” interviews of Obama supporters.  They are asked about whether they support Obama’s policies, and are given examples that are actually McCain’s policies.  I wonder if people will still support Obama.  The policy … Continue reading

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>World Electoral College Map

> Going back to my “Infosnack” roots, here’s an interesting map by The Economist magazine that shows an electoral college map of the world, if such a thing existed.  Apparently the world heavily leans toward Obama, though I think the … Continue reading

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>Fake State Board of Elections Flyer: Vote on November 5th if you’re a Democrat

> How dumb do Republican supporters think people are?  Take a look at this: “All Republican party supporters and independent voters supporting Republican candidates shall vote on November 4th as prescribed by law” “All Democratic party supporters and independent voters … Continue reading

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>Last Day for Virginia Absentee Ballot Applications

> If you’re a Virginia voter, the registrar must receive your application by 5pm Tuesday if you want your absentee ballot mailed to you.  Arlington’s registrar accepted my application by fax, so that’s a quick option for those with access … Continue reading

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>Arlington Election Information

> I updated my Arlington Election Information Post with a PDF from Arlington County explaining the bond referenda. The Arlington GOP has produced a sample ballot, but did not make a recommendation on how to vote for voting for County … Continue reading

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>Vice Presidential Debate Drink Words

> Tonight’s Vice Presidential Debate Drinking Words are: Sarah Palin: "Experience" and related words Joe Biden:  Any sentence or phrase that compares Wall Street to Main Street

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>Arlington One-Stop Shopping for Election Information

> I got my absentee ballot in the mail, filled it out, got my wife to witness, and mailed it.  For Arlington residents, there are some additional ballot questions beyond President, Senator, Congressman, County Board, and School Board.  There is … Continue reading

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>Debate Tonight – My "Drink Words"

>As with most political items on TV, I watch while playing a drinking game. For tonight’s presidential debates at 9pm EDT, my drink words will be: For Barack Obama, “Responsible” or its related words. For John McCain, “Extremist” or its … Continue reading

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