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Archive for November 2nd, 2010

Don’t mourn. Organize.

Posted by Charles II on November 2, 2010

Good advice then.

Good advice now.

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Minnesota Voting Law: You Have The Right To Vote

Posted by Phoenix Woman on November 2, 2010

Sally Jo Sorensen of Bluestem Prairie gives us a brief rundown of Minnesota election law and the Minnesota Voter’s Bill of Rights:


For all persons residing in this state who meet federal voting eligibility requirements:

1. You have the right to be absent from work for the purpose of voting without reduction to your pay, personal leave, or vacation time on election day for the time necessary to appear at your polling place, cast a ballot, and return to work.
2. If you are in line at your polling place any time before 8:00 p.m., you have the right to vote.
3. If you can provide the required proof of residence, you have the right to register to vote and to vote on election day.
4. If you are unable to sign your name, you have the right to orally confirm your identity with an election judge and to direct another person to sign your name for you.
5. You have the right to request special assistance when voting.
6. If you need assistance, you may be accompanied into the voting booth by a person of your choice, except by an agent of your employer or union or a candidate.
7. You have the right to bring your minor children into the polling place and into the voting booth with you.
8. If you have been convicted of a felony but your felony sentence has expired (been completed) or you have been discharged from your sentence, you have the right to vote.
9. If you are under a guardianship, you have the right to vote, unless the court order revokes your right to vote.
10. You have the right to vote without anyone in the polling place trying to influence your vote.
11. If you make a mistake or spoil your ballot before it is submitted, you have the right to receive a replacement ballot and vote.
12. You have the right to file a written complaint at your polling place if you are dissatisfied with the way an election is being run.
13. You have the right to take a sample ballot into the voting booth with you.
14. You have the right to take a copy of this Voter’s Bill of Rights into the voting booth with you.

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A Dead Heat In Alaska

Posted by Phoenix Woman on November 2, 2010

Scott McAdams may have to send a big ol’ bouquet to Sarah Palin when this is all over. Check this out:

Friends, we have a dead heat. You’ve seen a ton of polls: some have Joe up, some have Joe down, some have Lisa second, some have Lisa in last. Follow me across the jump for some heart to heart, and finally a discussion on filibuster reform that I’ve been promising.

The latest poll from Hays Research Group that is breaking right now, paid for by the DSCC, shows the deadest of all dead heats:

Joe is at 27.1

Scott is at 25.9

Write-in is at 25.3

Undecideds… 20%

Scott McAdams can take this race, people. Fully one-quarter of Lisa Murkowski’s write-in support comes from Democrats who think they must vote for her to avert a crazy-assed teabagger getting the seat. But with a flurry of polls showing the race up for grabs, Scott McAdams has a chance to win. A good chance.

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