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]
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]
Does anyone know who Moveon is backing for the 2008 election? [more inside]
How much civic duty is enough? Should I keep going as an election judge? [more inside]
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.)
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]
Help me understand the appeal of Rudy Giuliani as a presidential candidate. (U.S. electoral politics-filter) [more inside]
I remember reading about an idea to change the tax/budget system that might work as follows: [more inside]
What's the legal ramifications of conceding a race? [more inside]
Election celebration music? Let me rock the vote with your awesome music recommendations. [more inside]
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]
Can you use a phone (to get assistance from a friend, for example) while voting? [more inside]
Why don't my kids have school on election day? [more inside]
Do I keep my plans with a friend this evening or go home to vote? [more inside]
election night coverage [more inside]
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]
How should I vote at the bottom of the ballot? [more inside]
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]
Will the Dems take the Senate and/or the House on Tuesday? [more inside]
So if there's no exit polling this year, when will the TV news organizations begin to call the congressional races? [more inside]
What is/are the best site(s) to watch for up-to-date and accurate nationwide election returns this coming Tuesday? [more inside]
Where in Chicago can I go to watch the election results come in? [more inside]
Is there any way to stop political calls to my cell phone? [more inside]
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]
Could I possibly get in trouble for snapping a picture of my ballot/voting screen with my phonecam? [more inside]
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 ?