GREAT NEWS AMERICA. We might get a Jeb Bush candidacy yet! The news is a-flurry with Jeb Bush news, though actual flurries have canceled his flight to D.C. today so he will not be Making News at the Cato Kaelin Institute tonight, with his pronouncements about the future of our race wars.
Question: "Is Jeb Bush the Republicans' Hillary Clinton?
Question: What does this mean? "I’m not saying yes, I’m just not saying no. I’ve accomplished some things in my life that allow me now to — to have that kind of discretion, to be able to think about it."
Answer: He made lots [...]
I'm relieved that the parties are less racially polarized than some polling suggested.
— Franklin Foer (@FranklinFoer) November 7, 2012
Oh yes? You don't want to buy the argument that white people are tribally clinging to a raft built by rich fellow white people, in part as an attempt to float away from the scary brown gay immigrants?
So then what happened last night? "Mr. Obama won despite losing the support of white voters by wide margins. Overall, he lost this group by 19 percentage points, even larger than his 12-point loss in 2008," says the New York Times. Now American politics has an [...]
The Guardian live-blog and the Al-Jazeera live-blog of the Egyptian elections are just fun to keep tabs on today. It's mostly just like "I'm excited to go vote!" So far it's the feel-good story of the day! And we'd like to keep it that way.
Translation: "The Salafi movement invites you to pray Eid prayer with us. First prize is a surprise. There will be space for females and gifts for children."
Today is the second day of voting in Egypt for the People's Assembly, which has 508 seats. All told, 24 days of polling will take place over the next few months. In January, elections will begin for Egypt's upper house, the Shura Council, which has 264 seats. After that election concludes, voting will take place to choose a president.
Before the revolution, Islamic parties were banned from public office in Egypt. Now the Al-Nour party claims to have 300,000 active members, each [...]
In the long-awaited matter of the Wisconsin recall elections, two Republican state senators were indeed recalled. That puts the state at 17 Republicans and 16 Democrats, and, even with forthcoming recall elections, at the very least the legislature will remain with a Republican majority.
Along the way, how Wisconsin politics works has been laid bare. Last week, a supporter of Republican Senator Robert Cowles came out to say that Cowles had told him that the only reason he voted for Scott Walker's anti-union budget bill was that "the governor's office told us if we didn't give them our support, they would run a tea party candidate against [...]
Yesterday's Wisconsin election will surely go to a recount, if the candidate with fewer votes requests it, which seems certain. What's more, the recount is free to the candidates (if not to the taxpayer, heh) if the margin is less than .5%, which, yes it easily is. At this time, David Prosser seems to have 835 more votes than JoAnne Kloppenburg, but there are still votes coming in, and it's anyone's race. Total votes cast, give or take? 1,465,563, with 736,878 going to Prosser at this time. That's pretty amazing, for a state with five and a half million people. For comparison? In the last New York [...]
The last time we heard from the corporate-funded Washington D.C.-based "free market" candidate seed organization American Majority, it was training candidates to assume local offices like school boards in Wisconsin (and elsewhere) to better implement the "tools" that legislators like Governor Scott Walker have fashioned.
Well, it appears American Majority has a new endeavor to help you "take control of your elections." The American Majority Action Voter Fraud App. Except, on its way to stopping voting fraud, it seems the app may encourage election law violations.