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Election’s Coming Down To “The Wire”

This one’s for all the other rabid fans of "The Wire" out there. Love this!

It’s a great reminder to get out and vote. Get your friends and neighbors and relatives out to vote. Report any election problems to Election Protection at 1-866-OUR-VOTE. Some news on the election prospects:

Todd Beeton talks about his early voting experience and urges you to talk to your boss about taking election day off to help GOTV.

— Charlie Savage reports on the highly rightward tilt of the federal courts. In case you were looking for yet another reason to cast a Democratic ballot, this is it for me.

The Witchita Eagle endorses Pat Roberts’ challenger, Jim Slattery, for KS Senate because they "concluded that Roberts should be held accountable for his deep involvement in disastrous intelligence decisions." Good on them!

— More voting problems in Florida? And continued questions about problems in WV. (Where, incidentally, as of Saturday more than 67,000 voters had already cast early ballots.)

Michael Scherer publishes a leaked internal McCain campaign sunshine memo. And Nate calls bullshit on it.

Real world perspectives on the economy. Great series.

— Now THIS is inspiring.

How are things looking where you live? Any problems cropping up — is the participation in early voting brisk? If you aren’t happy with the way things are, do some work to GOTV for a candidate you like. Be the change you want to see…and remember to VOTE!

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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