Todays the day: ELECTION DAY in the U.S. I for one on have been on the edge of my seat for weeks. I proudly took advantage of early voting when I was home a few weeks ago (Virginia, baby – my vote seriously counts!). But to keep the stress away, I thought I’d share some of my favorite political links that have given me a good giggle or think twice over the past few months. 

UPDATE : I’m now completely obsessed with this video. Just plain fun. And I guess a victory dance is in order.

Share your favorite political links in the comments!


  • I’m always so happy to hear from people who love their vote as much as I do (although voting is compulsory in Aus, most everyone couldn’t care less). It fills me with so much excitement to influence the way my country is run, even a little. Best thing about coming of age, legal Margaritas included.

  • @AnScenicWorld, I wasn’t always like this by any means, but 4 years ago really got me going (I even went canvasing). The Christoph Neimman link explaining the Electoral College through M&Ms is really fascinating – more people vote for American Idol than the President! Granted, there is a lower age for that, but still it’s a sad reality.

    I didn’t realize everyone is required to vote in Australia…. In France voting takes place on Sunday with the idea that more people can vote. That would never happen in the US!


  • Even if we considered 10 % more people voted and so they are: 60 % + 10% * 60 % = 0.6 + 0.1 * 0.6 = 0.06 + 0.6 = 0.66 = 66 / 100 = 66 % = 2/3; Obama will be president with 50 % * (2/3) = ***1/3** OF THE VOTES OF THE PEOPLE*. * The people who did not vote to him are almost exatly 2 times more than those who voted to him. And Romney would have been in the same situation. Even if he, Romney, had got 60 % of the votes of the people who voted (and 40 % Obama) that would be near not more 37 % of the votes of the people of the Statesunited.
    People who do not vote are also chosing a lot and are also very important. At least as important as those who do not vote.
    I did not vote in the last two or three elections we had in Spain, refusing to make a false choice. It was my choice!

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