Last year, The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU's Law School released a report
) detailing new, more restrictive state laws that affect voting rights and are likely to impact the outcome of the 2012 elections. The restrictions "fall most heavily on young, minority, and low-income voters, as well as on voters with disabilities." On August 3rd, 2012, they updated their analysis
with a pdf
of passed and pending State government legislation. Their conclusion: after a century in which the United States "expanded the franchise and knocked down myriad barriers to full electoral participation... that momentum [has] abruptly shifted." [more inside]
Well, the Presidential election is only one day away...after which, the US begins the 11 week transition period
to a new administration! [more inside]
Welcome to The Sacramento County Republican Party.
The official website has removed content
calling for Obama to be waterboarded
. But it still contains fake quotes
supposedly from Obama's memoir. In this political climate, 33% of voters do not identify Obama as Christian, and 8% believe he is Muslim
. Yet, the polls
predict a landslide
, hinted at by early voting
. McCain needs something spectacular
, and he may be regretting
to invoke Bill Ayers in tonight's debate; and perhaps other things
Nate Silver, the proprietor of the fantastic electoral projection site FiveThirtyEight.com
, notices that the presidential betting market on Intrade is behaving very oddly
: "[S]ome individual trader or some small group of traders are shorting all the Obama contacts in bulk and resetting the entire market. The markets then organically climb back upward until the rogue trader strikes again six or eight hours later." [more inside]
This community is filled with bloggers and I wondered if anyone had seen Maureen O'Dowd's take on how the Presidential Candidates are starting to use, for better or worse, "blogging" as a method to get their "message" across. ( Registration required )
H.J. RES. 25.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to repeal the 22nd amendment
to the Constitution.
In the spirit of the American Memory Digital Library
or Duke's Digital Scriptorium
, the American Museum of the Moving Image
has a new exhibit called The Living Room Candidate
- a comprehensive collection of presidential campaign ads since the 1950's.