Can anyone explain why several NY neighborhoods that went strongly for Zephyr Teachout in the NY gubernatorial race then went strongly for Clinton in the presidential primary? I'm looking at Greenwich Village, the Upper West Side and Park Slope in particular. I thought Teachout was running on a campaign finance reform platform.
I'm trying to find a recent article/blog post that argued that the reason New York has relatively restrictive policies for voting is because the state votes reliably Democratic and there isn't a need to expand voting access. Did anyone see this? Within the last two weeks. [more inside]
Few people doubt that Donald Trump will win a clear plurality of votes and pledged delegates. But many people are suggesting the possibility that, assuming Trump doesn't have a majority of pledged delegates on the first ballot, he could lose on a second ballot, due to his pledged delegates switching their vote to another candidate. But wouldn't they be scared to do so? [more inside]
I cannot stomach the idea of a Trump presidency. Given the resources available, what actions can I take that will best stop from happening? [more inside]
I possess no affinity for Trump and therefore feel a complete lack of understanding to why his message has gained such traction with voters. I have read that he is feeding off a general discontent of the US population. His ascendancy seems to go beyond the normal conservatives-pushing-back after 2 terms of liberal presidency, so what's fueling this? What I'm asking for is reasoned, well thought-out articles examining current or building social, political, economic trends that led us to Trump
Can someone explain the Illinois Presidential delegate selection process in very simple language? [more inside]
Other than posting 50 memes a day on FB denigrating the Republican party, how can I best ensure a win for a Democratic candidate. [more inside]
I grew up in NYC in the 70's and 80's. Donald Trump was a person in pop culture, but my take-away was that he was actually a good showman and a poor business person. He ended up on a reality show on a major network this seemed about right, he was blustery and had a lot of business failures under his belt. I assumed at the time he was really good at leveraging loans and his image, without much success in the money part. When did this change? And/or, how is his campaign financed? [more inside]
I'm sure this is a question Michael Bloomberg has a few answers to! The Atlantic has a good video explainer from the mouths of mayors, but there must be more to it.
I currently live in the electorally-important State A, but will be moving to the less-important State B before the 2016 Presidential Election. (I am from the electorally-insignificant State C, from which my driver's license is issued, and sometimes use my parents' address there for "permanent address".) Where can I/should I register to vote? [more inside]
I want to wager real money on the outcome of the US Presidential elections, but only if there's a legal way to do it. I am in the USA. YANML, etc. Thoughts?
For the upcoming Canadian election on Oct. 19, I would like to vote in advance. However, I am not registered to vote, and cannot register through the online system as I do not have an Ontario driver's license. Is it possible for me to vote in advance if I'm not registered?
How can one individual most effectively combat UKIP? (UK politics filter) [more inside]
Ima college student running for a President position in an organization. I have to make a campaign flyer. I've seen some of my classmates' flyers and they are very colorful with short slogans like "vote for me, I'm a communicator, leader, etc." I was thinking that for my flyer I would have a section where I list a few of my past leadership positions and projects. I also would list a few goals I have if elected for the position. I wanted the voters to get a good sense of who I am and what I can do through my flyer. Do I just have a wrong idea of what the election flyer is supposed to be? I just don't see how an attractive flyer with little info about a candidate would be enough for people to vote for them. I appreciate your input.
There's a municipal election coming up, and a friend of mine is hoping to develop a Web site that allows users to cycle through key questions (e.g. "Do you think the city should allow a casino to be built downtown?" "Do you support the closure of the Simpson History Museum?") and see the positions of various candidates, grouped by electoral district. Can you think of a Web site that does such a thing? Bonus points if it's created by a group that might be willing to share their infrastructure. [more inside]
Ok, so I have not been following the MA primary as close as I would like for the last couple of months since Markey resigned. I am doing as much research as possible prior to the primary tomorrow but one issue in particular I have not been able to find much on despite my googling around. [more inside]
I'm creating a database and corresponding web-app to assist a progressive "hyper-local" political action committee. The system will cover get-out-the-vote efforts and volunteer tracking. I'm looking for real-world (non-technical) advice on GOTV and fundraising systems. Have you used one? What did you like/hate about it? [more inside]
I think a politician in my area has falsified his credentials. How do I confirm my suspicions? [more inside]
Help me give my Obama winnings to a good charity. [more inside]
What's the best bar in Williamsburg, NYC in which to watch the election results tonight over beers with some friends? [more inside]
I'll be on a work trip with my boss and some coworkers during the election tonight, and it was suggested that we all watch the results unfold at a bar somewhere. I usually avoid politics talk at work for the sake of sanity and career, and because my views may not easily fit within the big corporation I'm part of. How do I best navigate this night without anything going wrong (keeping in mind alcohol is involved)?
Election day panic! My driver's license address points me to one precinct in Broward County, FL. The address where I am actually registered to vote is at another precinct in the same county. Where do I go? If I go to where I'm registered and my license is at an address in a different city, will they turn me away? On hold with my county's Supervisor of Elections for 15:06 at this point.
The election process in my neighborhood is very inefficient. What can I do to make it better? [more inside]
Is there an MSNBC "feed" on the internet? Hurricane Sandy Time-Warner cable victim needs her Rachel fix on Election Night! [more inside]
Anybody have a good idea where to watch the election tomorrow in Berkeley or North Oakland? [more inside]
Help me be an informed voter in my local (U.S.) Senate and Congressional races tomorrow! I'd like to key in my ZIP code and get a concise, impartial overview of the platform and positions of all the candidates on the ballot. Direct me to site(s) that may serve, Metafilter.
What watering hole should we watch the US election results at in Detroit? [more inside]
I'll make this super-simple: how anonymous is your vote in the United States? I'm currently working for a progressive-oriented group that does lot of work with Democratic politicians/figures - but I'm considering voting third-party in this year's presidential election. [more inside]
Any good election viewing gatherings at any bars/restaurants/whatever in North-central New Jersey? [more inside]
What's the difference between internal and public polls? [more inside]
What happens to people locked up for weed in a post legalization state? Amendment 64 in Colorado and Initiative 502 in Washington state both seem to have a decent possibility of passing, and would make the posession and consumption of marijuana legal for adults. What would happent to people jailed in either state for possession or distribution of marijuana if either of these pass? [more inside]
I'm looking for a site that offers downloadable spreadsheets or forms for all House seats and all states, that could be used for election night parties. I know about applications like this one from CNN, but I'm specifically looking for forms that can be filled in and then printed, ideally in table form, so a group of people can easily make and compare predictions as the results come in. These things must exist somewhere, so please point me towards them!
LIVE coverage election night 2012 - on the internet? [more inside]
What if there's a natural disaster on election day? Are there state and/or federal contingencies?
What's the most effective way to donate to Obama this late in the game? [more inside]
(US election filter) Is it unlawful for me to post some homemade additional "vote here" signs to make my polling place easier to find? [more inside]
I am registered to vote in Illinois, but when I went to check my polling place online it said my registration is inactive. I called to inquire and was told that because I had changed addresses without updating it that my registration is inactive and I was also past the time when I could update it. Should I/ Can I show up at my local polling place and cast a provisional ballot? [more inside]
Ohioans: with the election approaching, what is it like to be living in Ohio right now? [more inside]
I was registered to vote in Weld county in 2008. Earlier this month I moved a few miles away to a town that happens to be in Weld county (Firestone, Co to Frederick, Co). Can I still vote in the 2012 election? Do I need to change any information before I vote?
Voter registration in NYC. My husband and I just moved from lower Manhattan to the UES. Do we need to submit new voter registration forms? Or, can we just go to the local polling place.
What am I missing?-filter: I feel like I have a lot of the pieces of this notion that companies are holding onto enormous cash reserves and waiting to see how the election shakes out, but I can't quite put it all together. [more inside]
I want to make a web-page which will track if UK political parties' election manifesto promises once they are in power.
I want to make a web-page which will track if UK political parties' election manifesto promises once they are in power. I don't want to devote my life or income to this and i'm only doing it because i think i ought to=i am lazy. Comments? Suggestions? Need to know? Sarcasm? Thanks^_^ [more inside]
Looking for live commentary on the 2012 presidential debate because I don't know much about politics. Suggestions?
The presidential and vice presidential debates are coming up quick, with the first one on tomorrow, Wednesday 10/3. What are the best debate bingo cards and drinking games you've seen this season?
Does Romney want to remove deductions for 401k to help pay for his 20% "across the board" tax cut? [more inside]
I would like to help some Democratic candidates get elected to US Senate. Where will my money make the most difference? [more inside]
How was Mitt Romney able to win the election for Governor of Massachusetts? How effective was he as governor? [more inside]
What is the Republican justification for trying to end early voting days? [more inside]
I need help so I don't miss out on watching the best "can't miss" speeches of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. [more inside]
Should I vote in the upcoming presidential election? If so, for who? [more inside]