Election Day: 2013apalooza
Yeas and Nays
Anthony Weiner asked the Board of Elections to intervene today–so he could ensure the press got a good photo of him casting his ballot with his son on Election Day,
The former Congressman had been scheduled to vote at 9:30 a.m. at a Baruch College building not for from his Park Avenue South apartment. Instead, frantic staffers rushed in and out of the building, conferring with poll workers and making calls. There had been a “snafu,” with the Board of Elections, said Mr. Weiner’s spokeswoman, Barbara Morgan, who paced up and down the sidewalk outside of the building, tracked by two film-makers.
The votes are in for the budget bill, and the final tally is 260-167 in favor of the bill’s passage. There were a few interesting changes from Friday’s vote, which was seen as the first referendum on the last-minute deal to cut $38 billion dollars in spending, which averted a government shutdown. Read More
Know why we vote on Tuesdays? Because Sunday is the Lord’s day, and it takes at least a day to get to the polling place by horse and buggy. Wednesday, that’s market day.
Hmmm. This rationale may have been convincing in 1845, when the law was passed that made Election Day a Tuesday. Now, it’s Read More
Happy election day, everyone! Chances are, if you’ve already exercised you civic duty to vote, you’ve taken to Twitter to air your participation in democracy to the masses. Currently, #Election is the number one trending topic in the world, and a glance at the live stream of its related tweets provides bursts of news Read More
Update – Noon: 11,751 voters have checked in from 7,440 locations. Video of Crowley talking elections and astronauts below.
Foursquare users who glance at their mobile apps this morning will notice something new: polling stations near them pushed to the top of the Places page.
On top of this, Foursquare has created Read More
Before everyone gets all riled up and ready to vote out the bums who supposedly got us all into this mess, Harvard economist Edward Glaser cautions that elected officials vastly overstate their importance to the welfare of our economy. In other words, who cares at all who wins in November?
Glaser says that Read More