In contrast to Florida and Ohio, two states suffering from the worst effects of Hurricane Sandy are working to ensure the maximum voter turnout tomorrow. Of course, both states suppress their voters by not holding early voting options. But New York and New Jersey, concerned about Election Day just one week after Superstorm Sandy, have made changes to their voting processes due to the storm.
|By: David Dayen Monday November 5, 2012 8:45 am|
|By: David Dayen Monday November 5, 2012 8:00 am|
Polls predicting a narrow victory for President Obama in tomorrow’s Presidential election are only “skewed” in the sense that they don’t take into account the persistent attempts at voter suppression in key battleground states controlled by Republicans.
|By: David Dayen Friday November 2, 2012 9:45 am|
We’re four days out from an election, and four days behind a hurricane that smashed into the Northeast. Millions of homes remain without power, though it’s slowly coming back online. Minds are focused on rescue and recovery. How exactly will this region shift into an election footing next Tuesday?
The first question concerns the logistical aspects. Brad Friedman credibly connects the multitude of power outages to the fact that electronic voting machines require, you know, power.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday November 1, 2012 12:03 pm|
While it may only appeal to an election nerd like myself, I think one of the most fascinating developments taking place this election is the early voting numbers. There is an incredible divergence between who is winning the early vote nationally and who is winning it in the swing states.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 30, 2012 12:30 pm|
Given that Romney leads nationally with early voters, one can assume that there is nothing about the demographic make up of Democrats that makes them more likely to vote early than Republicans. So the fact that Obama holds a huge lead among early voters only in the swing states strongly indicates his campaign has a vastly superior ground game.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 23, 2012 12:39 pm|
President Obama appears to hold a significant edge in early voting In basically every important swing state, which should given him a built-in advantage heading into November 6th. The Obama campaign ground game has been very successful at convincing Democrats and Obama supporters to cast their ballots well ahead of election day.
|By: Pam Spaulding Saturday October 20, 2012 11:00 am|
The important message here is please VOTE. Regardless of what you think about the top of the ticket, there are essential races downticket in many states for Governor, Lt. Gov, state house races, judicial races and other offices that will profoundly affect your day-to-day quality of life and civil rights.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday October 16, 2012 2:15 pm|
The Supreme Court will not step in to block early voting hours in Ohio, delivering a win to voting rights advocates and the Obama campaign, which needs the help as polling starts to turn away from them.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday October 9, 2012 4:10 pm|
I doubt that the Supreme Court would choose to intervene here, though of course you never know. But that won’t stop Husted’s well-earned gold star as the hardest-working voter suppressor in America.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 2, 2012 1:00 pm|
Early voting officially began today in Ohio, the second largest swing state and one of the most highly contested. From now on each day more and more people in Ohio are going to be locking in their vote. Everyday the potential pool of voters that Romney can theoretically win over with a brilliant new campaign strategy will keep shrinking.