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Nov 02

Neither sleet nor snow…

In Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire, there’s a reminder of the role the weather will play in the U.S. elections, as well as links to sites that discuss the role weather has played in elections in the past. Since voters have had a chance to vote early in 31 US states, and the surveys seem to indicate that among early voters, Kerry has won heavily, there is a chance that the Democratic strategy to get people to register and vote early will trump the Republican strategy of getting out a heavy vote on election day itself.

The weather reports say the bad weather may begin the Midwest (where Republicans might be strong) then head East (where Democrats generally do better). If the election is too close to call, the healthy majorities the Democratic candidate may enjoy among those who’ve already voted might make a big difference.

Democrat, Independent, and Republican views side by side here: WatchBlog: 2004 U.S. Election News, Opinion and Commentary The last great push for undecides is well represented on this site.

General election-related resources here: USElections.com – Your Source for U.S. Elections, U.S. Politics, Campaign Web Sites, Political News, Election Web Sites More and here: Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections

David Liep’s site is particularly interesting. His site will be updated roughly every 30 minutes starting 7:10 pm on election day.

The BBC’s Kevin Anderson and his election blog here: BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Blogging the US election – XI He says the controversy involving the State of Ohio allowing people to challenge voters, and arguments based on Federal law that it could represent intimidation, harrasment, or discrimination, might make voting in that crucial state “an absolute mess.”

Michael Moore’s last ditch appeals, and efforts to catch fraud here: Welcome to MichaelMoore.com!

Finally, a PBS documentary on Rumsfeld here, viewable on line: frontline: rumsfeld’s war: watch the full program online | PBS

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