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Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Why Primacaucus?

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island and Vermont vote this Tuesday. Texas has some of the most confusing voting rules in the entire country — you can actually vote twice in one day! Some people call Texas’ system the “Texas Two Step.” Others are calling it a primacaucus — a hybrid of a primary and caucus. (more…)

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Obama Wins WI, Plugs Early Voting in TX

Obama in Texas

Barack Obama has been declared the winner of the Wisconsin primary, but he’s giving his speech tonight from a packed house in Houston, Texas. The first order of business? Not announcing the Wisconsin results. Obama asked the crowd of what he called 20,000 to pick up a pamphlet on the way out the door to learn how to vote early. In Texas, although the votes are tallied in the primary election and a caucus takes place on March 4th, folks can be casting ballots from today until Election Day. So in Texas, it’s not Tuesday or bust. (more…)

Friday, February 15th, 2008

An Unconventional Convention?

Norman J. OrnsteinOf all the wild scenarios spun out for the 2008 presidential campaign, perhaps the least likely was the one we face: a Republican contest that was effectively over the morning after Super Tuesday, and a Democratic cage match that could go on and on and on — all the way to a tumultuous and unpredictable convention in August.

I, for instance, offered an unconventional convention scenario back in July, noting that the uniquely early start (called “front loading”) of the primary process, combined with the compressed schedule, could provide a formula for an extended, pitched battle, with no candidate getting close to a majority after Super Tuesday. But I made it clear that this was more likely to happen on the Republican side, where many plausible candidates were running against one another and none seemed to be getting more than tepid support.

The Democrats, on the other hand, already had a front-running candidate, highly regarded by most Democratic partisans, and an enthusiastic electorate that wanted to pick a nominee and get on with the big battle — ending the Bush era once and for all. (more…)

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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...

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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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