Tuesday November 8, 2011, 12:23 am
Today is election day. It may not seem like it, but voters will be going to the polls to decide important issues all over the nation. I looked for an article that provides an overview of these races, and found none. However, Rachel Maddow did a wonderful segment that does, so here it is.
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 4:24 am
Thanks TomCat, am an MSNBC fan and watch regularly but I'm switching over to dish this week and will lose that channel (not available in the package I chose) but I'll continue to watch as they stream live online.
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 3:23 pm
We have a local website that did a fantastic report on who is on the ballots in the various towns around here. I have to commend these two ladies who happened to move here about 2 years ago and have served the community with all kinds of news. If you clicked on your town from this website, you coud pull up the town's cast of candidates and on what line they would be on. This was great to review before going to the polls. If anyone is in NY upstate Catskills, here is the website: www.watershedpost.com - It is not run by the watershed of NYC or NYS but just happens to be the same name.
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 7:16 pm
My husband and I went to vote at about 7:30 p.m., and our designated polling place was quite crowded. I was glad to see that and hope it's a good indication of what to expect next year. I agree that Rachel is terrific, and I'm glad she provided an overview of last year's elections and what various states were voting on this year.
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 10:15 pm
I am particularly interested in the Mississippi ‘personhood’ vote. Good news that a similar vote was defeated in Colorado in 2008 and 2010, however Mississippi is a different state and those good ol’ boys down in Mississippi are, I think, just a tad more fanatically religious. I hope they vote ‘no’ otherwise there are going to be a lot of problems, especially for women. I am also very interested in the Ohio labour vote — Go Labour! — and the Maine vote to repeal the Republican legislation that banned same day election registration.
If people are going to sit back and not vote because they don’t think it will do any good, then they have no right to complain.