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ACORN Smears Setting the Stage for Possible Post-Election Lawsuits

Bertha Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bertha Lewis

With an historic Election Day tomorrow, the McCain-Palin campaign's ACORN-voter fraud endgame may be to use their attacks as a justification for a wave of legal challenges to close election results in key states.

No Tweedles This Time

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Who knew that the person who waited till Election Day could be considered a procrastinator, a "last minute voter"? With so many taking advantage of ...

More Reliable Than Exit Polls: Bookies (See Odds In Real Time)

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keith Thomson

To make a long story short: Historically, gamblers have proven better election forecaster than polls. As an expert told me, the betting markets will be quickest to react to news coming through today.

Hour by Hour Guide to Election Returns -- Part 1: Introduction

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Daniel Berrier of ElectoPundit also contributed to this Post. Part 1: Introduction This is actually quite simple: CenteredPolitics.com places 259...

Who Wants Creativity in Politics?

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

The most exciting creativity in politics comes from the people. All of us decide what is important, what we want, and how we want to get there. Creativity to the people!

Presidential Politics at the Heart of the Yellow Brick Road

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Karen Dalton-Beninato

There's still a sense of optimism running through the downstate city of Bloomington, Illinois, where Abraham Lincoln spent much of his career as a young attorney.

Sacrificing My Blog for Obama and the Good of the World

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ken Levine

Don't be complacent tomorrow. Even if it's inconvenient, you have to wait in line, and the neighbor behind you is the scumbag who put all those naked statues on his front lawn.

A Canadian's Appeal To American Voters

Irshad Manji | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irshad Manji

Relax - I'm not telling you who to vote for. That's your business. Rather, this blog is about what it means to be connected to the common good.

Presidential Election Momentum... The Winner May Be National Popular Vote

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Richie

There's a special way this election may be part of history: 2008 promises to be the very last election held under the current Electoral College system.

Chicagoans Studs Terkel and Barack Obama (and the Election of 2008)

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

John Steinbeck's widow asked Studs Terkel to write an introduction to the 50th anniversary edition of The Grapes of Wrath. And while he was working o...

Arab Americans Have Substantial Presence in Tuesday's Elections

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

When Americans across the country flock to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4, Arab Americans will be standing with them side-by-side in line to vote.

American Voters Abroad: No Double Taxation Without Real Representation

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gail McGowan Mellor

Expats have a high chance of not getting to fully participate in this election. One million absentee ballots were requested in the 2006 midterm election but only a third of those votes were counted.

Federalized Democracy: How We Elect the President -- and a Prediction

William E. Jackson Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William E. Jackson Jr.

In modern times -- with one exception -- it has been the case that the electoral vote total exaggerates the margin of victory in the popular vote.

12 Ways to Safeguard Your Vote

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Are you worried that we will wake up November 5th to find that, once again, election results in key races are in question? Here's what you can do.

Will the Youth Vote Turn Out for Obama?

Mona Gable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mona Gable

As someone who has voted in every presidential election since 1972, and frequently for the losing candidate, I was aghast that my 18-year-old son had decided not to vote.

New Yorkers Count Too

Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hanna Ingber Win

I was so close to not voting. I live in New York, it doesn't really matter anyway. But then the guilt built up inside of me. What would I say when my grandchildren asked about this historic election?

Millions of Ex-Offenders Did Their Time, But Still Can't Vote

Tara Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tara Graham

America has a long history of depriving entire groups of people the right to vote. Before the Civil Rights Act, black citizens were ridiculed, threate...

Hour by Hour Guide to Election Returns -- Part 4: 9:00 to 10:00

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Daniel Berrier of ElectoPundit also contributed to this Post. Part 4: 9:00 to 10:00 All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST). 9:00 PM: Polls c...

Early Voting Flood in Swing States Predicts Obama Tsunami

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Banking base voters early is now allowing the Obama campaign to focus its energy in the home stretch on independent and undecided voters.

Attorney General To Monitor Election

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says 166 teams of investigators throughout the state will be monitoring the general election. Madigan says it...

Hour by Hour Guide to Election Returns -- Part 2: 6:00 to 8:00

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Daniel Berrier of ElectoPundit also contributed to this Post. Part 2: 6:00 to 8:00 All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST). ...

Could Voting Meltdown Happen Again?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In 2000, the presidential election was marred by hanging chads in Florida. Four years later, it was malfunctioning machines in Ohio. With record numbe...

Voting Problems May Arise As Voters Swamp Untested System Tuesday

NY Times | IAN URBINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Millions of voters will encounter an unfamiliar low-tech landscape at the polls on Tuesday. About half of all voters will vote in a way that is differ...

College Students: GOTV During Last Day of Early Voting and Election Day

Katie Naranjo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Naranjo

With young people supporting Senator Obama by a roughly 2 to 1 margin over Senator McCain, a lot of these polls are understating the views of the youth demographic.

The Inspiration of Barack: McReagan, 40 Years Later

Qasim Basir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qasim Basir

While we approach the beginning of what many consider to be the reconstruction of this great country, do not think for a second that the journey is complete.