Call Today To End Prohibition Tomorrow

By: Monday November 5, 2012 1:36 pm

If you have a moment today, please consider calling a couple voters in support of one of these important initiatives. It’s really easy and a lot of fun, and you can make a really big difference with just a few minutes of your time.

You can visit the Firedoglake Ballot Initiative Phone Bank here:

Creigh Deeds Might Opt Virginia Out Of the Public Option

By: Wednesday October 21, 2009 10:10 am

During the final debate in the Virginia Governor’s race, Democratic candidate Creigh Deeds opted to share some of his “thinking” with the public: [Deeds said] he “shared the broad goals” of health care reform, but would “certainly consider opting out” of a public option “if that were available to Virginia.” “I’m not afraid of going [...]

Voters Inexplicably Dropped from Ohio Rolls

By: Tuesday November 4, 2008 12:59 pm

Election Protection is getting reports of Ohio voters whose names have mysteriously vanished from the voter rolls:

PA Voters May Be Forced to Cast Provisional Ballots, Despite State Law

By: Tuesday November 4, 2008 12:04 pm

Above the Law has a disturbing dispatch from Pennsylvania. Some voting machines have broken down and voters are casting their votes on paper ballots. According to ATL’s Elie Mystal, voters are being told that their emergency votees on paper will be counted as provisional ballots, not as ordinary votes:

Unite Here, There: Battleground North Carolina 3

By: Tuesday November 4, 2008 10:26 am

Meet Eunice Brice, a member of UH local 570 and a Charlotte native.

Today she’s helping UNITE get out the vote in her home town.

Eunice says she hasn’t an election day like this since Kennedy.

UNITE Here, There: Battleground North Carolina

By: Tuesday November 4, 2008 9:57 am

Elana called from a car in Charlotte, North Carolina to report that this is shaping up to be a remarkable election day. Union organizers have noticed that they’re not the only ones giving rides to the polls today. People who aren’t affiliated with any campaign are spontaneously stepping up and offering rides.

Mercenary Firm Offers to “Detain Troublemakers” on Election Day

By: Monday November 3, 2008 9:05 am

A mercenary firm in Oregon offered to provide “security” on election day in case voters “get out of control,” Danger Room reports

Last-Minute Polls Looking Good for Obama

By: Monday November 3, 2008 6:48 am

Polling wiz Nate Silver reports that Obama has a 5.8-point lead in the national popular vote. McCain is trailing in Pennsylvania, despite a massive last-minute campaign onslaught.

Virtually every winning scenario for McCain presupposes that the polls are flat-out wrong, whether because of the Bradley effect, voter suppression, electronic voter fraud, or the most massive statistical fluke in the history of quantitation.

Can Twitter Save Democracy?

By: Thursday October 30, 2008 11:48 am

Introducing the twitter Vote Report, an innovative new project brought to you by the blog techPresident and an all-volunteer team of software developers, designers, and other concerned citizens.

The basic idea is simple: Voters tweeting about their experiences at the polls. Did an improperly calibrated voting machine flip your vote in West Viriginia? Lines around the block in West Palm Beach? GOP goon squads massing at your polling place? Let the Vote Report know.

McCain Staffer Admits She Made Up “Barack” Attack

By: Friday October 24, 2008 10:56 am

Breaking on KDKA Channel 02: “A Pittsburgh police commander says a volunteer for the McCain campaign who reported being robbed and attacked near a bank ATM in Bloomfield has confessed to making up the story. Police say charges will be filed.”