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Book on the 1968 Democratic Presidential Nomination Process?

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]
posted by katyjack on May 11, 2008 - 8 answers

Superdelegates for Michigan and Florida?

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.
posted by rsol44 on May 9, 2008 - 21 answers

Hoa many donors do Clinton or McCain have?

Barack Obama now has more than 1.5 million donors. How many donors do Clinton or McCain have? [more inside]
posted by raf on May 6, 2008 - 3 answers

War Room?

ID this (Bill) Clinton campaign official in the documentary The War Room? [more inside]
posted by jca on Mar 30, 2008 - 15 answers

Delegate hunting

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?
posted by brandz on Mar 9, 2008 - 5 answers

How is margin of error applied to an opinion poll?

When a preference poll has a certain margin of error, what are the minimum/maximum results? [more inside]
posted by so_necessary on Mar 2, 2008 - 7 answers

They're calling it awfully quick...

How are news organizations able to project winners with 0% reporting? [more inside]
posted by waraw on Feb 12, 2008 - 10 answers

Where do Obama and Clinton REALLY stand on healthcare?

What are the main differences between Obama and Clinton's healthcare proposals? [more inside]
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Feb 11, 2008 - 38 answers

Democratic Primary Delegate Count of Terror

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?
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Feb 6, 2008 - 10 answers

Who is Ralph Spelbring and how did he get into the Missouri primary?

Who is Ralph Spelbring and how did he get into the Missouri primary? [more inside]
posted by kdern on Feb 5, 2008 - 7 answers

PA Primary deadline?

Is there a deadline to register as a Democrat to be eligible to vote in the upcoming primary in Pennsylvania? [more inside]
posted by furiousxgeorge on Feb 4, 2008 - 3 answers

What happens if the president-elect dies before taking office?

What happens if the president-elect dies before taking office? [more inside]
posted by shakespeherian on Jan 31, 2008 - 12 answers

Election blogs for kids?

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?
posted by tweber on Jan 29, 2008 - 2 answers

Did Ferraro cry?

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?
posted by serazin on Jan 27, 2008 - 9 answers

Super Tuesday party ideas?

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]
posted by joshuaconner on Jan 26, 2008 - 18 answers

Do I need to reregister for Alabama's Primaries?

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]
posted by robtf3 on Jan 23, 2008 - 3 answers

Should I vote in the primary at home or abroad?

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?
posted by grouse on Jan 22, 2008 - 12 answers

Don't push me, 'cause I'm close to the edge...

I just received an anti-Huckabee push poll. Who was it from? [more inside]
posted by ND¢ on Jan 17, 2008 - 11 answers

Didn't Clinton and Obama tie in New Hampshire?

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]
posted by bryanjbusch on Jan 10, 2008 - 23 answers

Translate a political flier to Chinese?

Could you help me reach out to the predominantly Chinese elderly voters in my neighborhood? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Jan 9, 2008 - 3 answers

What happens to campaign contributions after a campaign ends?

What happens to campaign money when a candidate bows out of a campaign? Does the money funnel to the party?
posted by Hantra on Jan 7, 2008 - 8 answers

"I am a member of no organized political party..."

The Democratic party in Michigan has seen fit to royally screw up the upcoming primary. Will my vote really be worthless? [more inside]
posted by kc8nod on Jan 7, 2008 - 14 answers

Who's doing Fear and Loathing 2008 (and doing it well)?

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]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jan 3, 2008 - 25 answers

Voter Education

Teach me to be a better informed voter for the next Presidential election [more inside]
posted by Pantalaimon on Dec 26, 2007 - 11 answers

Focus on the Issues

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]
posted by bove on Dec 14, 2007 - 21 answers

A Majority for the Minority?

Has any democracy, in a free, fair and open election, ever chosen a racial minority as a head of state or head of government? [more inside]
posted by thewittyname on Nov 20, 2007 - 34 answers

Who is MoveOn backing, specifically for president for 2008?

Does anyone know who Moveon is backing for the 2008 election? [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten on Nov 17, 2007 - 11 answers

Should I continue as an election judge?

How much civic duty is enough? Should I keep going as an election judge? [more inside]
posted by Fferret on Nov 8, 2007 - 18 answers

Seeing red, feeling blue...or seeing blue and feeling red?

As I understand it, though I can't find a reference for this, media outlets alternate the colours they use for political parties. Sometimes the Republicans are red and sometimes the Democrats are. But this didn't happen in the last election, apparently because the two parties (especially the Republicans) invested themselves deeply into their chosen colour. For 2008 in the U.S. is there any indication that the media will go back to the old way, or further entrench the permanent colours? (FWIW, in Canada the colours have been pretty standardized for a long time it appears.)
posted by Kickstart70 on Jul 16, 2007 - 13 answers

What constituency am I in?

This is a question directed at the Irish MeFites out there. The General Election is drawing near, but I have no idea what constituency I'm in. Where am I? Please help! [more inside]
posted by macdara on May 13, 2007 - 7 answers

What is it about Rudy?

Help me understand the appeal of Rudy Giuliani as a presidential candidate. (U.S. electoral politics-filter) [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Apr 26, 2007 - 22 answers

Who proposed this novel proportional tax idea?

I remember reading about an idea to change the tax/budget system that might work as follows: [more inside]
posted by Emu Jerky on Feb 22, 2007 - 6 answers

What's the legal ramifications of conceding a race?

What's the legal ramifications of conceding a race? [more inside]
posted by jbelkin on Nov 8, 2006 - 7 answers

Rock the vote! With good music..

Election celebration music? Let me rock the vote with your awesome music recommendations. [more inside]
posted by PissOnYourParade on Nov 7, 2006 - 14 answers

Where's the WOPR of election results?

Short-term, high priority askme: Is there someplace online that's providing a war-room-style map with tonight's US election results in real-time? [more inside]
posted by TonyRobots on Nov 7, 2006 - 11 answers

Can you use a phone while voting?

Can you use a phone (to get assistance from a friend, for example) while voting? [more inside]
posted by gauchodaspampas on Nov 7, 2006 - 7 answers

It's not 18 months now, is it?

Why don't my kids have school on election day? [more inside]
posted by Terminal Verbosity on Nov 7, 2006 - 19 answers

To vote or not to vote?

Do I keep my plans with a friend this evening or go home to vote? [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Nov 7, 2006 - 44 answers

Where can I watch tv tonight?

election night coverage [more inside]
posted by jourman2 on Nov 7, 2006 - 2 answers

Voter Registration Help

As much as I'd like to contribute my vote to what could be a pivotal senate race, I don't want to do anything illegal. I need some clarification. [more inside]
posted by csimpkins on Nov 6, 2006 - 13 answers

The bottom of the ballot / Gorilla Romero for Adjutant General

How should I vote at the bottom of the ballot? [more inside]
posted by climalene on Nov 5, 2006 - 17 answers

Should I abstain from ballot questions?

I am philosophically opposed to the concept of voter initiatives and ballot questions. There are three questions on my ballot on Tuesday. Should I leave them blank, or vote no? [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder on Nov 5, 2006 - 21 answers

The suspense is killing me

Will the Dems take the Senate and/or the House on Tuesday? [more inside]
posted by Optamystic on Nov 4, 2006 - 18 answers

What time will the TV news start calling Tuesday's elections?

So if there's no exit polling this year, when will the TV news organizations begin to call the congressional races? [more inside]
posted by nicwolff on Nov 4, 2006 - 6 answers

Best election coverage sites

What is/are the best site(s) to watch for up-to-date and accurate nationwide election returns this coming Tuesday? [more inside]
posted by tdischino on Nov 3, 2006 - 4 answers

Election partying in Chicago?

Where in Chicago can I go to watch the election results come in? [more inside]
posted by jtron on Nov 2, 2006 - 7 answers

Stopping political calls to my cell phone?

Is there any way to stop political calls to my cell phone? [more inside]
posted by gyc on Nov 2, 2006 - 6 answers

Midterms in MA

I'm going to be traveling in Boston on election night. Any suggestions for friendly bars that would be tuned in and friendly for watching election returns? [more inside]
posted by j-dawg on Oct 27, 2006 - 11 answers

Can I moblog my ballot?

Could I possibly get in trouble for snapping a picture of my ballot/voting screen with my phonecam? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Oct 25, 2006 - 9 answers

Yet another CostumeFilter

I am planning on dressing up this halloween as an election judge. What kinds of props would you expect to see in an election judge costume ?
posted by lester's sock puppet on Oct 24, 2006 - 16 answers

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