A Useful Tool To Have Around Tuesday Night

November 4th, 2012 at 6:52 am

I thought this was a useful decision tree tool to track all the different paths to victory on Tues night for each candidate.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/11/02/us/politics/paths-to-the-white-house.html?hp

I’m sure I don’t need to urge OTE’ers to get out and vote, if you haven’t already.  Personally, all this early voting as a strategic tool versus a convenience one is taking some getting used to.   I’m a WITT guy and I consider the act of the nation voting together on election day a great and wonderful American privilege/responsibility.

But given all the voter suppression we’ve been hearing about, I can see where it makes sense, especially for those worried about their vote being blocked.  I could have sworn I heard Major Garrett–who knows of what he speaks–say that north of 35% of the vote this year might be early.

I’ll be on the CNBC set discussing election night returns throughout the night on Tuesday, so see you there.

 

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3 comments in reply to "A Useful Tool To Have Around Tuesday Night"

  1. bakho says:

    If you want everyone to vote on the same day, then it needs to be on a weekend, preferably a Sunday. The managers can take time out of their day to go vote, but the workers have to stand in long lines to vote before work or after work. This is done on purpose to suppress the vote of the working class and has been for years. Our elites have never been comfortable with everyone voting.


  2. fausto412 says:

    Already voted for “That one”.

    Early voting is awesome and should be open for 30 days in every state.


  3. PeonInChief says:

    I haven’t been to a polling station in years, and think we should go to a mail-in ballot system (with ballot boxes stationed at various locations for those who forget to send them in on time). One county in California has gone to a mail only ballot, and their turnout is far higher than that in the rest of the state. That’s because many people really don’t have time to vote on Tuesday and are more likely to skip it.

    I can be WITT while filling out my ballot at the kitchen table, particularly in California, where the ballot is so long that it requires two stamps to mail it back.


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