Click here to see a map of the United States created at Stanford University. It indicates which presidential candidate in November 2008 won, for every precinct in the nation. Any city or town can be input, and the scale adjusted at will. Thanks to Henry Hirose for the link.
Iowa’s Secretary of State says international election observers are not permitted to be closer than 300 feet to any polling place on election day. See this story. Meanwhile, Iowa allows exit pollsters to be within 25 feet of a polling place entrance. Thanks to Eric Garris for the link.
U.S. District Court Enjoins North Dakota Law that Makes it Illegal to Persuade Someone to Vote a Certain Way on Election Day
On October 31, a U.S. District Court entered a preliminary injunction against a North Dakota law that makes it a crime to try to persuade someone to vote a certain way, if that attempted persuasion takes place on election day. The law has an exception for bumper stickers and billboards. See the decision here. The
The Globe & Mail, one of Canada’s two biggest newspapers, has this story about how few candidates are listed on the ballot in Georgia. The reporter doesn’t mention the Georgia ballot access law, unfortunately. Thanks to Rick Kissell for the link.
Jill Stein Arrested in Texas for Trying to Get Supplies to Oil Line Protestors Who Have Been Sitting in Trees for 38 Days
The Washington Post reports here that Jill Stein has been arrested in Wood County, Texas, for trying to help resupply protestors against an oil pipeline who have been sitting in trees for 38 days. Thanks to Green Party Watch for the link. UPDATE: here is more information from the Stein campaign. Also Politico mentions it