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What this map tells me is that, basically, Florida really needs to get its s#*t together.
quoteNov 06, 2012 10:20 am
"After thousands of polls and months of manufactured news cycles, Election Day is finally here. The horse race, however, isn’t quite over, and you should expect pundits to milk these final hours of everything they’re worth. Before precincts begin reporting at 6 p.m. (when some counties in Kentucky and Indiana close their polls), millions of antsy observers will latch onto all kinds of misinformation in hopes of gleaning the eventual outcome. In order to survive the night with your sanity intact, it helps to know what to look out for — and what to ignore."
Nate Cohn, The New Republic. What to Watch for — and Ignore — on Election Day.
Yes, it’s a stressy day, but while Twitter posts some few thousand times per minute about truth, lies, rumor and consequence, Nate Cohn goes through some electoral history to help us figure out what to keep in perspective.
In other words, keep in mind the value of slow news. As Dan Gillmor has said, “The sooner something is on Twitter after a major event, the more skeptical… or at least the more you should reserve judgement about it.”
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photoSep 25, 2012 4:59 pm
TUMBLR TUESDAY: REGISTER TO VOTE EDITION
Does it feel like election day is still ages away? It’s not; in fact, early voting began for half of the country this week. And for half of the country, if you’re not yet registered in just two weeks, you’ll lose the chance to vote entirely. That’s what happened to 6 million Americans in 2008; this year, we’re participating in National Voter Registration Day to help make sure you’re not left out.If you’re in the US, you should see the button above on your Dashboard; click it to register through our friends at Our Time.No matter how you feel about politics, remember that your vote has the power to make a difference for at least one critical candidate or ballot measure on your ticket. If you don’t participate in the voting booth, you allow others to make important decisions for you.
For more info, follow National Voter Registration Day on Tumblr, or track the tag #925NVRD. You can register in person at an NVRD meetup happening near you, or phone in any questions to the Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE.
And even if you’re already registered, please reblog this post to ensure none of your followers miss it!
photoSep 25, 2012 12:47 pm
This is part of a ”Voter Registration Confirmation Survey” that a conservative evangelical group is sending out to targeted Americans to motivate them to vote. And the rest of the push-poll “questions” are even skeezier.
Ever seen one of these in your mailbox? Your parents or grandparents might… and you might want to check with them.
What is with this election getting Godwin’s Law’d all over the place? Nobody currently running for President is a Nazi. We are PRETTY SURE.
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