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A guide to the 2018 Colorado election: Colorado Governor, Congress, ballot issues and more
A guide to the 2018 Colorado election: Colorado Governor, Congress, ballot issues and more
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3 days ago by dirtpupfc
Portrait of a Campaign
Great writeup of what organizing looks like on the ground as we head in to the midterms.
politics  election  usa  democrats 
4 days ago by waltz
Daring Fireball: Not Voting Doubles the Value of Someone Else’s Vote
David Foster Wallace, back in 2000:
If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don’t bother to vote, you are in effect voting for the entrenched Establishments of the two major parties, who please rest assured are not dumb, and who are keenly aware that it is in their interests to keep you disgusted and bored and cynical and to give you every possible psychological reason to stay at home doing one-hitters and watching MTV on primary day. By all means stay home if you want, but don’t bullshit yourself that you’re not voting. In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard’s vote.
Jason Kottke:
Please check your registration status and register to vote… it takes two minutes. Voter registration deadlines are fast approaching in many US states — there are deadlines tomorrow in Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas.
Kottke wrote that yesterday, so those registration deadlines are today. I don’t care who you want to vote for, I implore you to register and vote. And if you think you are registered, double-check. It really does just take a minute.
quotes  voting  gov2.0  politics  election  daring_fireball 
4 days ago by rgl7194
‘This guy doesn’t know anything’: the inside story of Trump’s shambolic transition team | News | The Guardian
Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball and The Big Short, reveals how Trump’s bungled presidential transition set the template for his time in the White House
Chris Christie noticed a piece in the New York Times – that’s how it all started. The New Jersey governor had dropped out of the presidential race in February 2016 and thrown what support he had behind Donald Trump. In late April, he saw the article. It described meetings between representatives of the remaining candidates still in the race – Trump, John Kasich, Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders – and the Obama White House. Anyone who still had any kind of shot at becoming president of the United States apparently needed to start preparing to run the federal government. The guy Trump sent to the meeting was, in Christie’s estimation, comically underqualified. Christie called up Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, to ask why this critical job had not been handed to someone who actually knew something about government. “We don’t have anyone,” said Lewandowski.
politics  trump  gov2.0  election  SMH 
4 days ago by rgl7194
Dear young people, "Don't Vote" - YouTube
NAIL Communications
Published on Sep 24, 2018
This country belongs to whoever shows up. And do you know who shows up for every election? Old people. But only 46% of people18-34 years old voted in the last election.
So the elderly have a disproportionate influence on our politics and our country. And a lot of them would like to keep it that way.
If you want your voice to be heard, go to www.KnockThe.Vote for all the info you need to register and vote.
Thanks to the many who volunteered their time and talent to help bring this campaign to life. Especially Brooklyn Fire Proof for donating studio space, Hand Held Films for donation of Red Epic Dragon camera package, lenses and lighting and Final Frame, NYC for color conform and sound mixing.
humor  politics  advertising  gov2.0  voting  election  youtube 
4 days ago by rgl7194

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