Need help/ideas on politically inspired appetizers for the upcoming 2008 Presidential Debates. [more inside]
Bars that will be showing the Presidential Debate next Friday in Chicago. [more inside]
I'm a recent transplant to NYC, and a Republican. I need to find the best ways to support McCain-Palin in what can be a somewhat inhospitable environment. [more inside]
How can I verify my voter registration in California? [more inside]
How do Americans vote when they are overseas? I live in Australia and my husband works with a young guy who is a US citizen. He'd like to vote in the upcoming election, but has never voted before and has no idea how to do an absentee vote from overseas. Where do we look to find this info, and has anyone had problems doing this before? Do you need to sort it out ahead of time?
Is Obama/Palin (or for that matter McCain/Biden) possible? [more inside]
On behalf of my parents, where is a source that they can use to look up short and sweet responses to counter to the attacks on Obama leveled by their Republican neighbors? [more inside]
What size organization does a U.S. Senator run? [more inside]
How can I accurately predict the overall winner of the 2008 US Presidential Election. I would also like to know the best methods of accurately predicting the winner of the electoral votes of each individual state. [more inside]
Does the fact that the betting markets still give Hillary Clinton a 1 in 55 chance of being President in 2008, mean that that is a reasonable estimate of the chance that Obama is assassinated before the election? What else could justify those odds now?
Help me find a series of Democrat campaign posters from recent years. [more inside]
OK. Let's do this fucking thing. I want to help Obama get elected. How can I have the biggest impact in the immediate run-up to Election Day? [more inside]
I'd honestly like to know why half of America voted for George W. Bush in 2000: what their reasoning was. [more inside]
Did a journalist investigating the 2000 election in Florida die under suspicious circumstances? If you remember this story even slightly, help me find it. [more inside]
We've recently moved from one Australian state (NT) to another Australian state (Tasmania), and have neglected to update our voting registration details. Aware that an election is about to take place in the NT, I started looking into changing my voter registration, only to discover that the election is happening this Saturday, and it's probably too late for the change to take effect! Am I likely to get into trouble for going to the electoral office in Hobart to vote in the NT election, given that while I remain on the electoral roll in the NT, my actual residence is now in Tasmania? Or should I just send in the voter registration change-of-address forms as quickly as possible and hope for the best?
Canadian politics: If you were thinking about running for mayor of a small town in Canada, what would you do? How would you prepare? [more inside]
US-election filter: are felons allowed to vote? [more inside]
Last week Obama eschewed the public financing system for the general election. It seems that many of the articles I am reading are saying that he is the "first major party candidate to reject public financing and its attendant spending limits." Do they mean in this election, or ever? If they mean "first-ever" (since public financing started) and public financing means a candidate can't raise private funds, then why is there always so much talk of candidates hosting various fund-raising events like $x,000-a-plate dinners? Are the publicly financed campaigns having their PACs raise money or what?
I was hired as a campaign grunt for my NY Assemblyman's reelection. We were hoping to hire a deputy campaign manager, but most qualified candidates are being sucked up by the Obama campaign. My name is being forwarded as possible DCM. Yikes. Can any of you recommend good books, resources, etc on how to run a successful run such a campaign. [more inside]
Where can I access transcripts of currently running political ads and/or political speeches? [more inside]
Is it common practice to have a slate of official party endorsed candiates in a primary election? [more inside]
Every time an electionfilter post gets deleted, people say, "There are websites where this post would be appropriate, but this isn't one of them." What sites are those? [more inside]
CampaignFilter: Help me get a Judge Elected in Wake County NC. What is the most effective method to campaign with a limited budget? We apparently have access to a robo-dialer but no call lists. [more inside]
I have U.S. citizenship but have never resided in the states. My mother was from Illinois. Is it possible for me to vote in the presidential election? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a book about the 1968 presidential campaign -- particularly one that focuses on how Humphrey became the nominee and what really happened at the Democratic convention? [more inside]
I know this is a tired topic but I've always wondered... Why don't the Democratic party leaders compromise and just let the super-delegates of Michigan and Florida sit at the party convention in August? Don't let the pledged delegates come. This way, the states are still penalized for breaking party rules but at least get some sort of representation. The superdelegates are supposed to vote independently of the primary results, anyway.
Barack Obama now has more than 1.5 million donors. How many donors do Clinton or McCain have? [more inside]
ID this (Bill) Clinton campaign official in the documentary The War Room? [more inside]
what will happen to the 26 delegates won by john edwards? he also won some unseated delegates in florida (maybe 13 or so). does he get to give those delegates to whomever he wants, presumably obama or clinton?
When a preference poll has a certain margin of error, what are the minimum/maximum results? [more inside]
How are news organizations able to project winners with 0% reporting? [more inside]
The CNN delegate count says Clinton: 818, Obama: 730, including estimated superdelegates. The MSNBC delegate count says Clinton: 834, Obama: 838, seemingly NOT including estimated superdelegates. What's up with that?
Who is Ralph Spelbring and how did he get into the Missouri primary? [more inside]
Is there a deadline to register as a Democrat to be eligible to vote in the upcoming primary in Pennsylvania? [more inside]
What happens if the president-elect dies before taking office? [more inside]
Election blogs for kids? I'm looking for resources to help my elementary-school-age child follow the presidential race -- not just encyclopedia-style background information, but frequent updates from the news. Has anyone found good resources for (or by) kids?
I was sure I remembered that Geraldine Ferraro cried during the 1984 presidential election, and that the media made the event into a symbol of why women are too weak to hold national office, but now I can't find a headline or news article from that time that mentions her crying. Am I getting this mixed up with Pat Schroeder's famous breakdown when she dropped out?
We're having a Super Tuesday party at our house, and we're looking for funny politically-related finger food ideas (half-moon cookies anyone?) as well as some good party names (like Super Booze-day). [more inside]
I'm thinking about voting in the Alabama primary. This is something I've never done before. I'm already registered as a voter. I didn't vote in the last election but I did vote in the two (presidential elections) before that. According to UAB's Kaleidescope, I should register by January 25th. Is this the same registration as the last time I registered (for the general elections)? Should I register again? Should I just show up at my voting location? I haven't moved or anything. [more inside]
I currently live overseas but am registered to vote in Texas. If I want to help Obama's campaign the most, should I vote in the 4 March Texas primary, or the 12 February Democrats Abroad primary?
If the point of a Presidential Primary is to determine how many delegates will vote for a given person in the next phase of picking a nominee, and both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama got 9 pledged delegates in New Hampshire, didn't they tie? [more inside]
Could you help me reach out to the predominantly Chinese elderly voters in my neighborhood? [more inside]
What happens to campaign money when a candidate bows out of a campaign? Does the money funnel to the party?
The Democratic party in Michigan has seen fit to royally screw up the upcoming primary. Will my vote really be worthless? [more inside]
So Hunter S Thompson's dead and I don't really know which writers to turn to, as the American election year gets underway, who can bring the mad skills, the savage wit, and the dedication to cutting through the usual bullshit. Wanna-be gonzo schtick I'm not so excited by; clear, fearless, honest voices for the win! Drug references optional. [more inside]
Teach me to be a better informed voter for the next Presidential election [more inside]
What are the major issues for the 2008 presidential race, and what are the best links that support your view of those issues? [more inside]