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]
Why doesn't Obama or any politician for that matter use graphs to explain things? For all of their sophistication in Internet and social media, why doesn't the Obama campaign just go on television and show the American people a damn chart? Are we that stupid or am I missing something here?
Looking for advice on choosing not to engage in discussions of politics, personal beliefs, and morals.
Looking for advice on choosing not to engage in discussions of politics, personal beliefs, and morals. [more inside]
Does there exist a demographic of humans currently living in the United States of America that are "on the fence" about who they will be voting for in the upcoming 2012 presidential elections? Additionally, I'd like some sort of description of these people. [more inside]
Travel filter regarding D.C., near election time...Has anyone ever traveled to D.C. say a week or two before the election? Mrs. Nash and I are headed to a wedding in Charlottesville the weekend of 10/27, and thought we'd make a short vacation trip down to D.C. before the wedding, but hotel prices seem to skyrocket in mid to late October, which got me thinking that there are probably all kinds of political types headed to the area in the two or three weeks leading up to the election on 11/4. Has anyone ever visited D.C. during this timeframe? If so, what was your experience like? Was it insane and best tackled on another trip?
Is there an updated list of all the new Voter ID laws in various states in America? [more inside]
Why was Churchhill re-elected in the 1951 election? [more inside]
I am looking for convincing arguments about why I should vote for a major party candidate for President of the United States. This isn't as direct a question as it sounds. [more inside]
Question about French election 2012 slogan: Prendre le pouvoir! (Hollande) Does it mean We can take it? Or Take it, we can! ???
To help Obama win, do I vote for Santorum or Gingrich? I'm an anarchist/socialist living in Alabama, where crossover voting is permitted. I'm looking for sound logic and effective strategy. [more inside]
Is there live internet streaming coverage of tonight's CNBC GOP debate? I can't seem to find the link. Thanks!
I'm looking for a realistic political novel that's not a spy thriller. [more inside]
Are there any good, clear English-language resources online for learning about and following the upcoming Turkish elections? [more inside]
There's a misleading political billboard up in my small Massachusetts town, implying photo ID is required for voting. This is not true. I'm hopping mad & trying to figure out what would be an appropriate response to this situation. (More info & a photo link below.) [more inside]
“A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won't cross the street to vote in a national election” Why is there an apparent apathy of political participation in America, and to extend it a bit, how come voting turn-out is higher in some countries in others even if the countries in comparison are both recognized liberal democracies?
I just found out my local representative (who runs unopposed every year) looks at the write-in names under his on the ballots and then hires a private detective to investigate all of the people named in the write in line of the ballot. This sounds illegal to me as I'm pretty sure candidates shouldn't be looking at actual ballots. Aren't they supposed to be counted by the computers or poll workers?
I thought instant runoff/ranked choice voting was cool. But now I'm not sure... [more inside]
Please recommend a good iPhone app or mobile-optimized website for following U.S. election returns on Tuesday night -- not just the outcome of races, but the returns of individual races as they come in. [more inside]
How can I watch election results without a TV? I dropped my cable subscription about 6 months ago, and haven't missed it... until now. How can I watch the election results roll in tomorrow night? I have broadband internet, so live streaming video would be ideal. Do you know if anyone is planning on providing a stream?
Was there a single event that happened on or shortly before September 7th, 2010, that caused Brown's poll numbers to start to rise and Whitman's numbers correspondingly fall in the current gubernatorial race for US state of California? [more inside]
Do I Vote? [more inside]
Please help me be an informed voter for local elections in November (spec: Brooklyn). [more inside]
What would happen if every Australian 'donkey-voted' this Saturday? [more inside]
What were the dates of the early Presidential primaries in 1964? I don't need them all, just the first few - New Hampshire, Illinois, Texas etc. [more inside]
Please explain the UK's Home Secretary Cabinet position to an interested American. [more inside]
Where can I find a copy of Citizen Kang (part of The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror VII) by 10pm tonight? Streaming will be fine, TV-resolution preferred. I'm in the UK. [more inside]
UK election filter -- what does "manning a polling station" entail? [more inside]
UK Voting Question. I want to vote for Nick Clegg but I despise the local Lib Dem MP. How can I vote for one and not the other? [more inside]
What were some novel uses of technology in the 2008 U.S. presidential election? [more inside]
UKElectionFilter: What's the name of that amazing website that asks you a series of questions and then displays your compatibility with the various parties? [more inside]
How do I get 6000 signatures in five months? [more inside]
What questions should I ask a candidate running for Superior Court Judge? [more inside]
Are there steadfast constitutional rules - like birthplace - for those who seek political office in the Palestinian Territories?
Local political campaign reports a large surplus four days after stiffing its workers (I and dozens of other campaign workers are owed back pay, several of us in the $300+ range). Solutions? [more inside]
Best sources for information on the primary election in Chicago? [more inside]
What are the best "inside baseball" political blogs covering the upcoming New York City elections? [more inside]
This is a shot in the dark, but maybe you well-read, politically minded people can help: I am trying to track down a short commentary I remember reading around election day 2008. It was written in a French newspaper, I believe, and it was a short piece, but the basic gist was: "Today we are one with america. that may change later, but today we're one" re: the Obama win. I feel like I saw it linked in Andrew Sullivan's Daily Dish, but couldn't find it in the archives. I was voraciously reading so many sites at the time that I have no idea where it actually was. It was just a beautiful piece and I would like to read it again and keep it around. If it rings a bell with someone, that would be great!
Sometime during the summer of 2008, a website popped up with maybe 10 or 12 political, printable posters. Does anyone still have the link? [more inside]
For the politicos out there: how effective is phone banking / canvassing, statistically speaking? [more inside]
I'm too ignorant to properly evaluate a historical claim that I just read. [more inside]
What's the origin of "[Some really bad event for McCain is] Great news! For John McCain!" ? [more inside]
Who gave the most powerful, most persuasive, and most memorable endorsement of John McCain in this election? [more inside]
I need to build a database or buy a software solution to help manage electoral work with the 30,000 individuals I represent. I need to be able to map members to their electoral districts and check against voter registration roles, but I have no idea where to start. Help? [more inside]