Scroll down on Michael McDonald’s early voting page and you’ll see some astounding numbers for early voting, with some jurisdictions seeing voting already surpassing 50% or 60% of the total 2004 vote.
One of the big headlines after election day is going to be the record voter turnout. (That, after the stories of the long lines on election day. Though in states with early voting things should be much better than in those states without it.)
Time to take my kids trick-or-treating. Happy Halloween!
Joel Fleishman: “By passing Proposition 11, Californians will be making it possible to add more conservatives to the legislature than ever before. That’s right – despite all of the rhetoric of misguided Prop. 11 supporters, who somehow believe that this measure will end partisanship in Sacramento – it will not. But what it will do is add more Republicans into the mix, giving us more votes to stop spending increases, tax increases and the growth in government that we have seen at the hands of the liberal Democrats who control the institution.”
Might this be off-message for the campaign in a heavily-Democratic state?
Roll Call offers this report. Did I mention it is Code Orange?
Sounds like there was a heated telephone conference this afternoon with the judge. MORE: The judge called Sec. Coffman obdurate. Anyone know how he’s doing in his Congressional race? And isn’t it perverse that we have the chief election officer of a state making these decisions while he’s on the ballot?
U.S. News offers this report.
Just in time for Tuesday, IFES has issued the 2d edition of this book.
Gerry Hebert writes And the 2008 Winner of the Ken Blackwell Most Partisan Elections Administrator Is…. Paul Ryan writes Bopp Buzzer Beater Rejected. Rejected? Get me rewrite. Wouldn’t “Beaten” be much more alliterative?
AP offers this report.
UPDATE: The AP story didn’t say who wrote the letter, but Roll Call gives us the names and a taste of the letter:
“‘We hope that you will assure the American people that your Department intends to investigate and prosecute any and all instances of voter registration and other fraud occurring in the days leading up to the election, and that you will enforce all of the federal voting rights laws that are important to preserving the fairness and security of the election process,’ former elections regulator and Justice Department lawyer Hans von Spakovsky wrote on Friday. Former Assistant Attorney General William Bradford Reynolds and former Deputy Assistant Attorneys General Roger Clegg, Michael Carvin and Robert Driscoll also signed the letter.”
Hans von Spakovsky has written this opinion piece for FOX News. My favorite part: “One doesn’t have to look far to find instances of fraudulent ballots cast in actual elections by ‘voters’ who were the figments of active imaginations. In 1984, a district attorney in Brooklyn, N.Y. (a Democrat), released the findings of a grand jury that reported extensive registration and impersonation fraud between 1968 and 1982.”
Not have to “look far?” Any examples this century, or in the last two decades, of any kind of voter impersonation fraud?
The latest from Colorado.