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The Other Fundraising, and early voting

Obama's raised more money than McCain and the Republican National Committee put together, which is awesome, but that mostly helps him, and whatever party building he can do. RNC outraises the DNC by like 77/27. Consider donating to the Democratic National Committee as a centralized way of helping all those other Democrats whom you're probably not paying attention to or even hearing about.

Also, vote early! Think about likely high turnout. Think about the low throughput, especially of the craptronic voting machines in Bloomington (where there'll be, like, two machines in the polling station I go to, and they're expensive so they can't easily buy more.[1]) Reckon accordingly.

[1] By contrast, paper ballots could be filled out in cheap booths or impromptu privacy, and dropped in a box or fed through a fast scantron-like machine, *and* leave a paper trail. Yay, "progress".

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heron61
Oct. 22nd, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
Oregon has vote by mail, which results in a slightly higher voter turn out and absolutely no election problems. I remain puzzled that this type of voting isn't used in every state.
mindstalk
Oct. 22nd, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
But that would let *everyone* vote!
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