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Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Liveblogging from the ABC/Facebook Debates in New Hampshire


MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE – There are many lessons to be learned from the Iowa Caucuses for tonight’s Candidates at the ABC/Facebook Debates. Iowa Caucus turnout has never risen above 6.8% of eligible voters. In 2000, a race that is more similar to the 2008 race, Iowa caucus turnout was 6.1%. In 2008 the records have been shattered. 16.4% of eligible Iowans showed up to Caucus… that is an additional 222,757 voters! So you might ask: Where did these Iowans come from – because they did not materialize out of thin air? (more…)

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

The DNA of a voter?


I wrote an e-mail to someone the other day about all the subjectmatter than can be classified under “the science of voting.” I was referring to the science and technology behind the voting machines used throughout the world, like the quantum cryptography being used to protect votes in Geneva… but check this out.

University of California, San Diego professor James Fowler has drawn a scientific connection between genetics and voting, and he discusses it in the November issue of Scientific American.


Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Don’t forget poll workers

Poll workers are an extremely important part of the process we call voting. Apparently two million of us serve as poll workers! But unfortunately, according to electionline.org, a project of the Pew Center on the States, poll workers are subject to “uneven training, low pay and increasingly complex job requirements.” What does that mean for the voters of America? The full report, a PDF, is available here.

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Patrick, France is a post-Christian secular country. Relatively few of them attend church, and voting on Sunday does not interfere with their religious practices, because most of the population is not religious...

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In France they last voted on a Sunday. France is despite the Bourbon legacy a largely Catholic country, yet they vote on Sunday...

Posted by Patrick on blog post Why Do We Vote On Tuesday?

I think weekend voting would make the most sense, as people wouldn't have tu run home after work or wake up early to hit the polling stations beforehand.

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