Forecast Shows Democrats Outperforming Expectations
Sam Wang has updated his Senate forecast which shows Democrats with a 70% probability of retaining control of the upper chamber.
One reason his forecast is more favorable to Democrats than others is that he’s relying more on actual polls than so-called “fundamentals.”
Sam Wang is a professor at Princeton specializing in information processing, what could he possibly know about statistical analysis? I’m sure the FOX ‘news’ team will have sharp and insightful criticisms of his approach. After all, they can always get THE MATH from Karl Rove.
One of my friends made a really cool petition to minimize institutional disenfranchisement!
Voter turnout in local and national elections have, historically, had disappointingly low turnouts. This reflects poorly on our republic. Many are unable or unwilling to go to the polls on Election Day because, Election Day being on a Tuesday, they have to go to work and are generally not allowed to miss work for the purpose of participating in an election. In fact, it is usually those who are already most disenfranchised — minimum wage workers and people of color — who cannot afford to miss a work day.
Therefore, we request that this vitally important day in our country’s democratic process be made a federal holiday, so that workers are given the day off and have more freedom to go to the polls and cast their vote.
I think we’re all familiar with the “We the People” website, but just in case: you don’t have to be eligible to vote in order to sign, so just create an account using an email address if you need to, but please sign! we have a little less than a month to reach the goal!
HERE’S THE PETITION LINK
Fighting for the Right to Vote
FYI: Really excited about the launch of iVote, a voting rights PAC that will target Secretary of State races in 4 battleground states to elect people who actually give a shit about expanding access to voting.
Super excited that it has officially launched!
Facebook+Twitter links below!
"This is a guy who, one day after a devastating natural disaster killed his own constituents, said he will not vote to alleviate their suffering unless he can inflict some pain on someone somewhere else in the country. And his spokesman defends this as a matter of principle, and uses the worst act of domestic terrorism in the history of the United States as a salutary example… Does Senator Coburn really believe you can budget for the unthinkable? That tornadoes are zero-sum events? That you can horse-trade on human suffering as though it were a line-item on a transportation rider? I no longer am willing to try to understand how people like this think. They are monsters and they operate on their own monstrous imperatives."