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A Hymn for November 3, 2020 (with apologies to WS)

We few, we happy few, we band of voters;
For she to-day that casts her vote with me
Shall be a voter, be it by the mail,
Or at a poll place, crawling over glass,
And citizens in campaigns not yet come
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their freedom cheap whiles any speaks
That vote with us upon Election day.


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p0rtia wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:32 am A Hymn for November 3, 2020 (with apologies to WS)

We few, we happy few, we band of voters;
For she to-day that casts her vote with me
Shall be a voter, be it by the mail,
Or at a poll place, crawling over glass,
And citizens in campaigns not yet come
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their freedom cheap whiles any speaks
That vote with us upon Election day.
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Once more into the booths, dear friends, once more!


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Brava!


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Volkonski wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:55 pm Once more into the booths, dear friends, once more!
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p0rtia wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:32 am A Hymn for November 3, 2020 (with apologies to WS)

We few, we happy few, we band of voters;
For she to-day that casts her vote with me
Shall be a voter, be it by the mail,
Or at a poll place, crawling over glass,
And citizens in campaigns not yet come
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their freedom cheap whiles any speaks
That vote with us upon Election day.
I’d love to post with attribution, is that possible?


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Whatever4 wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:21 pm
p0rtia wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:32 am A Hymn for November 3, 2020 (with apologies to WS)

We few, we happy few, we band of voters;
For she today that casts her vote with me
Shall be a voter, be it by the mail,
Or at a poll place, crawling over glass,
And citizens in campaigns not yet come
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their freedom cheap whiles any speaks
That vote with us upon Election day.
I’d love to post with attribution, is that possible?
Sure, I think so. I'd be honored. You can use p0rtia (it wouldn't be the first time).

I think i should change "Or at a poll place" to "Or by polling place" or maybe "Or at polling place". What do you think?


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p0rtia wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Whatever4 wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:21 pm
p0rtia wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:32 am A Hymn for November 3, 2020 (with apologies to WS)

We few, we happy few, we band of voters;
For she today that casts her vote with me
Shall be a voter, be it by the mail,
Or at a poll place, crawling over glass,
And citizens in campaigns not yet come
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their freedom cheap whiles any speaks
That vote with us upon Election day.
I’d love to post with attribution, is that possible?
Sure, I think so. I'd be honored. You can use p0rtia (it wouldn't be the first time).

I think i should change "Or at a poll place" to "Or by polling place" or maybe "Or at polling place". What do you think?
How about “or by ballot box”?


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Whatever4 wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:32 pm
p0rtia wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Whatever4 wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:21 pm

I’d love to post with attribution, is that possible?
Sure, I think so. I'd be honored. You can use p0rtia (it wouldn't be the first time).

I think i should change "Or at a poll place" to "Or by polling place" or maybe "Or at polling place". What do you think?
How about “or by ballot box”?
Better language, but I'm thinking it doesn't establish the image of a specific location, and thus does not lead into "crawling over glass" as well.

Must mull more.


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p0rtia wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:40 pm
Whatever4 wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:32 pm
p0rtia wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:27 pm

Sure, I think so. I'd be honored. You can use p0rtia (it wouldn't be the first time).

I think i should change "Or at a poll place" to "Or by polling place" or maybe "Or at polling place". What do you think?
How about “or by ballot box”?
Better language, but I'm thinking it doesn't establish the image of a specific location, and thus does not lead into "crawling over glass" as well.

Must mull more.

Edited to add. What about:

Shall be a voter, whether sent by mail,
Or in person cast, crawling over glass,


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p0rtia wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:43 pm
p0rtia wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:40 pm
Whatever4 wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:32 pm

How about “or by ballot box”?
Better language, but I'm thinking it doesn't establish the image of a specific location, and thus does not lead into "crawling over glass" as well.

Must mull more.

Edited to add. What about:

Shall be a voter, whether sent by mail,
Or in person cast, crawling over glass,

Perfect!!!


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Whatever4 wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:46 pm
p0rtia wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:43 pm
p0rtia wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:40 pm

Better language, but I'm thinking it doesn't establish the image of a specific location, and thus does not lead into "crawling over glass" as well.

Must mull more.

Edited to add. What about:

Shall be a voter, whether sent by mail,
Or in person cast, crawling over glass,

Perfect!!!
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Old Navy to pay store employees to work election polls in November
https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/01/business ... index.html
New York (CNN Business)With Election Day on the horizon, many companies are giving their employees the day off to vote. But Old Navy is taking a different approach to get employees involved in the democratic process.

The retailer announced on Tuesday that it will pay store employees for eight hours who serve as poll workers for the 2020 election. The company said employees "will also be eligible for compensation from their local jurisdiction."

Old Navy, which is owned by Gap (GPS) and has 50,000 field employees across more than 1,000 stores, is partnering with the Civic Alliance and Power the Polls to recruit 250,000 new poll workers to "ensure polling sites stay open and operate efficiently across the country."

This comes after several states face poll worker shortages due to the pandemic.
Good on them. :thumbs: Most poll workers are typically retirees so, by default, are at risk with coronavirus lurking around.


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Possibly interesting seminar:
https://computerhistory.org/events/deco ... -election/
US presidential elections have been waged on the internet since 1992. Social media was a central battleground in 2016, with the use of big data and algorithms to influence voters. How might advances in AI and voter targeting over the last four years change the 2020 election, and beyond? How does data collection on individuals really work? How is AI being applied? What is most important for us to understand as citizens? Our distinguished panel will help us decode our election.


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The Hill: Biden to spend election night in Delaware


Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will spend election night in his home state of Delaware, his campaign announced Saturday.

The former vice president will be joined by his wife, Jill Biden, and vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris and her husband, Doug Emhoff. Biden is expected to give remarks from Wilmington, the same place where he accepted the party's nomination in August.

President Trump is expected to remain in Washington, D.C., for election night, though it remains unclear where exactly he will watch the results. The president initially planned to attend a party at his downtown hotel, but such an event would be subject to the District's limit on gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"I'll be perhaps between the White House and the hotel," Trump told reporters on Saturday morning. "I guess they have a limit. They’ve placed limits on the hotel, which is unfortunate."

The final results of the election may not be apparent on election night given the influx of mail-in ballots this cycle amid the pandemic.

Certain states, such as Pennsylvania, will not begin counting those ballots prior to Election Day, meaning it likely will take some time before a winner is formally declared.


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WaPo: When we’ll find out election results: Here’s what we know about swing states, ballot counting and more


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Addie wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 9:53 pm
WaPo: When we’ll find out election results: Here’s what we know about swing states, ballot counting and more
And for a little more in-depth about each state:

https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/el ... ts-timing/
When To Expect Election Results In Every State
A complete guide to poll closing times, vote counting and races to watch on election night 2020


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Interesting article by David Frum

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archi ... 6904/?s=04
The Raw Desperation of the Republican Party

The GOP is in danger of losing an entire system of political control.
October 29, 2020
David Frum

I doubted that Mitch McConnell could do it, but he did. With only a week remaining before Election Day, McConnell crammed through the confirmation of a sixth conservative justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. The people who tally such things reckon that Amy Coney Barrett is the first justice since 1869 to receive not a single vote from the minority party in the Senate.

It was a move of raw power. But it was also motivated by raw desperation.

Polls suggest Republicans are facing defeat in the 2020 races, and probably by big margins. Joe Biden and Donald Trump are neck and neck in Georgia and Texas, nobody’s previous idea of swing states. Republican senators are at risk not only in Maine and Colorado, but also in Iowa and even Kansas.

Republicans are in danger of losing something more than seats and chambers in 2020. They are in danger of losing an entire system of political control.

Measured by elections won and lost, the 2010s were the most conservative decade since the 1920s. At their zenith of power, in 2017–18, Republicans controlled the presidency, the Senate and House, 33 state governorships, and 67 of 99 state assemblies and senates. Not since the administrations of Presidents Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover had the GOP so utterly dominated the machinery of government.

But this time, unlike the days of Coolidge and Hoover, that dominance was highly artificial.


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Good article, thanks.


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Congressional Research Service: The Electoral College: A2020 Presidential Election Timeline


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Associated Press: Midnight Votes in Two New Hampshire Towns Deliver First Election Day Results


(DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H.) — Two tiny New Hampshire communities that vote for president just after the stroke of midnight on Election Day have cast their ballots, with one of them marking 60 years since the tradition began.

The results in Dixville Notch, near the Canadian border, were a sweep for former Vice President Joe Biden who won the town’s five votes. In Millsfield, 12 miles (20 kilometers) to the south, President Donald Trump won 16 votes to Biden’s five.


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Adam Bennett
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Harris Co. Clerk says he'll release the unofficial tally as usual: Early voting + mail ballots (1.4M+) around 7p, the rest of the results as they come in.
@cghollins
: “We will not have an election week here in Harris County, we will have an #ElectionNight." #Election2020 #khou11


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