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Samples of Today's 55 Diary Collection:

[MA-Sen] Scott Brown campaigns in Boston with America's biggest Yankees fan by NYFM - You know it's all over for Scott Brown when he takes to the streets of Boston with America's most famous NY Yankees fan: Rudy Giuliani.

[AZ-01] America's first residents often denied the right to vote by Mother Mags - An interesting piece on Native Americans continued struggle for their right to vote. The Native American vote could be crucial to elect Ann Kirkpatrick (D) in her race against Jonathan Paton (R) who has been airing negative ads financed by outside money.

[CA-33] The Truth vs. $17 million in Prop 33 Lies by Consumer Watchdog - Money from Mercury Insurance chairman George Joseph means a last-minute cash infusion to pay for his campaign’s lies, including new deceptive advertisements that feature testimonials by “supporters” who had financial ties to Mercury Insurance and its chairman George Joseph. Informational links inside.


Today's EDR covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published between noon on November 2nd till noon on November 3rd. This edition of Election Diary Rescue includes the following gems dug up by our miners.

Diaries: (55)
Senate: (10) posts, (6) states plus various
House: (12) posts, (6) states, (6) districts
Ballot Initiatives: (5)
Various: (1)
General: (27)


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Senate

[IN-Sen] The good news from The House of Ras just keeps on coming. Indiana Senate Donnelly +3 45-42! by jpollster - Even Rasmussen thinks Joe Donnelly (D) is in the lead against Richard Mourdock (R).

[IN-Sen] Poll gives Joe Donnelly 11-point lead over Mourdock by First Amendment - Donnelly (D) is well clear of Richard Mourdock (R) according to the latest polling.

[IN-Sen] Mourdock Plunges, Donnelly in the Lead! - Indiana Senate may flip says HuffPo by furpletron - Check out HuffPo's Headline this Morning! A poll this morning shows Donnelly leading 47% to 36%, with Lib Andrew Horning getting 6% and 11% undecided.

[IN-Sen] IN-Sen: Joe Donnelly (D) v. Richard Mourdock (R) v. Andrew Horning (L) by JGibson - A diary regarding the upcoming Senate election in Indiana.

[MA-Sen] Scott Brown campaigns in Boston with America's biggest Yankees fan by NYFM - You know it's all over for Scott Brown when he takes to the streets of Boston with America's most famous NY Yankees fan: Rudy Giuliani.

[MO-Sen] The Missouri Senate Race Tightens by akmk - Todd Akin (R) is closing the gap on Claire McCaskill (D).

[MT-Sen] Montana Judge Who Sent Racist Obama Email, Rules Against Native Americans in Voter Rights by scarletraven - Following the judges ruling progressives are going to have to work their butts off to keep Senator Tester in office.

[NE-Sen] Please Support Bob Kerrey, Because There are Starving Liberals in Nebraska by Nancy Meyer - Support Kerrey (D) in his fight against Deb Fischer (R).

[OH-Sen] An Open Letter About Marriage Equality To Josh Mandel From His Cousins In The Ratner Family by progressivearlingtonian - Even Republican Mandel's own family don't approve of his views. Sherrod Brown (D) is his opponent.

[Var-Sen] Senate Ratings: Democrats +2, Last Senate Ratings This Cycle by Alibguy - The diarist rates the Senate races with an optimistic conclusion.


House

[AZ-01] America's first residents often denied the right to vote by Mother Mags - An interesting piece on Native Americans continued struggle for their right to vote. The Native American vote could be crucial to elect Ann Kirkpatrick (D) in her race against Jonathan Paton (R) who has been airing negative ads financed by outside money.

[CA-49] Big Congressional Care-A-Van Event Tomorrow - One to Hold Darrell Issa's Feet to the fire!! by pipsorcle - Jerry Tetalman has gained some significant union support and voters in California's 49th district like him more every day. Of course, it's not like Darrell Issa is likable or anything. Nice invite to Saturday's Tetalman Care-A-Van event.

[CA-49] Oh Darrell Issa... You are just NOT a Congressman. You DON'T get it!!? by pipsorcle - Issa (R) doesn't deserve to hold his office. Jerry Tetalman (D) is his opponent.

 [CA-49] * Democrat Jerry Tetalman's Statement on Rep. Darrell Issa's Libya Press Release - Go Tetalman! * by pipsorcle - Democrat Jerry Tetalman today challenged Rep. Darrell Issa's (R) release of sensitive State Department cables relating to Libya…"  Lots of links including that important ActBlue link.

[CA-49] *Fundraising Bomb - Help Jerry Tetalman Unseat Darrell Issa in CA's 49th Congressional District! by pipsorcle - Assist Tetalman (D) in defeating Issa (R).

[CA-49] Sandra Fluke: Committed to Kicking Darrell Issa's butt!! by pipsorcle - Sandra Fluke supports Jerry Tetalman (D) in his race against Issa (R).

[CA-49] * Time to GOTV to Make Darrell Issa PAY for HIs Actions!! ** by pipsorcle - Get out the vote to beat Issa (R), running against Jerry Tetalman (D).

[CA-49] CA-49: Facebook, Twitter, E-mail Help Today to put the Squeeze on Darrell Issa! by pipsorcle - "Here’s the plan, called ...The “Perfect Storm” of Social Media!! We need to LIGHT UP Facebook, Twitter and blogs. And send messages to your personal e-mail list…." ActBlue link inside.

[MN-08] MN-08: Home Sweet Where? (Seriously, If You Think Chip Cravaack Lives Here, Read This!) by keewatinrose - In northern Minnesota where roots are of great importance to voters, residency has figured prominently in the race for congress in the 8th district. Chip Cravaack (R) can't answer to where he lives, Rick Nolan (D) has no such problem.

[NE-02] NE-02: Bob Kerrey's momentum could help John Ewing win and thus give another vote for Nancy Pelosi by pistolSO - Could Kerrey assist Ewing (D) in beating Lee Terry (R)?

[NY-24] The Sexual Peyton Place of Ann Marie Buerkle: In The Akin-Mourdock Whirlpool by gwojtowy - So extreme are Buerkle's (R) positions that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's super pac Independence USA has made a media buy of $294000 to endorse Dan Maffei (D) and oppose Buerkle's re-election.

[VA-07] Virginia's Wayne Powell: An Environmental Profile In Courage by Marcia G Yerman - Democrat Wayne Powell, who is challenging incumbent Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, expands on his concerns about climate change. Powell highlighted his views in the debate Oct. 1.


Ballot Initiatives:

[CA-Props 30, 32 & 37] CA: NO on 32, YES on 30 and 37 by Paul Delehanty - Diarist shares an email sent to healthcare workers from two members of the NUHW E-Board explaining and requesting action on proposals 30, 32 and 37.

[CA-33] The Truth vs. $17 million in Prop 33 Lies by Consumer Watchdog - Money from Mercury Insurance chairman George Joseph means a last-minute cash infusion to pay for his campaign’s lies, including new deceptive advertisements that feature testimonials by “supporters” who had financial ties to Mercury Insurance and its chairman George Joseph. Informational links inside.

[CA-Prop 37] Prop 37 and Corporate Lies in the Post Truth Era by Yes on 37 CA Right to Know - Poll after poll showed that 90% of Americans - and Californians - favor labeling foods that have been genetically engineered. Proposition 37 would make this a reality in California, a good start.

[MD-Quest. 6] Maryland Values by madler - Diarist's piece for the Potomac Patch asking for support of marriage equality as an act of supporting the community.

[WA-Ref. 74] In Washington state, the waiting promises to be the hardest part by Scott Wooledge - All ballots that are post-marked by Nov. 6th will be counted... eventually. Getting this information out there may save people unnecessary angst, drama and rending of garments. The vote will be close we all know it. And it will be important that all the mail-in ballots that are POST-MARKED by Nov. 6 get counted.


Various:

[Var-Polling] Daily Kos Elections Polling Wrap: The fourth quarter, and the state of play in the swing states by Steve Singiser - The Friday before the election was, as expected, a fairly heavy polling day, as we logged a "Friday lite" record of 79 polls. On balance, it was a very good polling day for the president in the state polls, and a slightly more mixed one in the national polls, which is a mere perpetuation of a theme we have seen developing for what feels like years, at this point.


General:

90 Hours by Cedwyn - There are lots of ways to help in the little time we have left before the election. Pick a state, pick a race, pick something!  Do what you do to get your mojo on and let's do this!

Black Kos, Get Out the Vote Edition by Black Kos - The last Black Kos before election day, so now it's time to make the final push to mobilize and get out the vote on and BEFORE November 6th. The other side has made it clear that no form of voter disenfranchisement is too low, no form of race bating is off limits…

bubbanomics said "GOTV" (Updated with cursing!) by JanF - GOTV - bubbanomics style Don't make bubba mad!!! Update: DARNIT!! I'm serious ... don't make bubba mad!!! Make some calls before Bubba loses it! Links inside.

Colorado Absentee Ballots: Incompetence (ours) or Malice (theirs)? by Mokurai - Are Republican fraudsters throwing away absentee ballots that they have promised to deliver for shut-ins? Likely voter suppression tactic at work from desperate anti-democratic fraudsters.

Disenfranchised in Florida by Taz Man - Diarist's visiting uncle hasn't received his requested absentee ballot.

Don't forget the downballot races! by A Citizen - Diarist encourages us to research the downballot races before we get into the voting booth, and explains the importance of those local level 'starter' positions for grooming future candidates to higher office.

Early voters in Florida are waiting up to six hours in line by smokey545 - As predicted, when Gov. Scott of Florida cut the early voting hours in half the logistical problems would be serious. Miami Herald reports that waits have been as high as six hours in South Florida.

Final Stretch GOTV Diary. What are you doing to GOTV? Plus Election day TIPS! by mdmslle - Another GOTV diary for the final push to the polls!

GOTV (updated with a small dose of HAHAHA!) by bubbanomics - Online/Remote/Virtual Phone Banking Links for Election 2012 - need a link to help GOTV for a Dem? Take a look in here.

GREAT Nevada early voting news! by friedmanberg - Heavy early voting in Nevada may indicate the Silver State will go for Obama.

Have a look at these voting lines in Oregon! by Cartoon Peril - Hahaha! No, there are no long lines for early voting in Oregon, because Oregon is a 100% vote by mail state. Isn't it time the rest of the country lined up behind this great idea?

hypothetical nationwide FAIR redistricting Part I: New England and Mid-Atlantic by demographicarmageddon - Diarist offers hypothetical redistricting for NE and mid-Atlantic states that would much better reflect the actual party demographics in those states.

Information Suppression is Voter Suppression by Lily O Lady - Concern trolls stalk the halls of Congress as much as they surf the internet with the ultimate goal of solidifying and cementing a new plutocracy to rule over us. If this is Democracy's Last Stand, we all need to have made our opinion on that known. Vote.

Iowa Early Voting Update, 11/03/12 by FightingRegistrar - Here are the cumulative numbers for absentee and early vote ballots as of Saturday.

Last day of Early Voting in NC today. Let's finish the job. by bepanda - The numbers have been very encouraging in NC so far, but GOTV efforts haven't slacked a bit. By the way, Big Dog is in Raleigh tomorrow!

List of GOP Election Frauds, November Update by War on Error - Diarist has compiled a list of the top Google hits for "GOP Election Fraud" 2012.

My electronic voting machine by indycam - Diarist posts reassuring information on one type of voting machine.

My kids voted in OH and IA! by kimtcga - Georgia voter brags on her kids. ;)

Nevada Early Voting Update, 11/2/12 by FightingRegistrar - Latest stats and goods on how early voting is going in Nevada, where two counties account for 90% of all the state's registered voters. Dems are showing up strong!

Nevada Republican busted for trying to vote twice. by FightingRegistrar - Investigators have arrested a Southern Nevada woman suspected of trying to vote twice this week at two different polling locations.

NV Early voting and Hell Freezes over - w/Photos by scjmcy2k - Diarist offers photos and discussions with other Nevadans out to vote early to give a feel for the experience and the direction Nevada is going for this election.

PA - power to voting locations status by pasuburbdem1 - Post-Sandy news is good in Pennsylvania, with 250 polling locations of 5900 in the state still experiencing power problems. South New Jersey still has issues too, but getting the power restored for voting is a priority for the utilities.

Some suggestions for GOTV volunteers Now with pole! by Jonathan Hoag - Diarist has lots of suggestions.

The Batshit Signal by mellowinman - Nice exposition on what happens when a significant portion of the population looks to lunatics for salvation...

There is no "later" by Eclectablog - Maybe you've been putting off getting involved in the 2012 GOTV effort. Well, the time for waiting is over. We've just four more days, and there are GOTV efforts all over the country to get voters to the polls. Join up!

Voted in Houston - Some Observations by NorCalSF - San Franciscan in Houston for work voted on the last day of early voting in Texas.

What does a Bemidji, MN Phonebank Look Like? by ImpeccableLiberalCredentials - Diarist offers photo and links to the local Minnesota phonebank.


* A big THANKS! to all our dedicated EDR volunteers (in alphabetical order): Alma, eeff, Joieau, nomandates, Oke, randallt, restondem, Spedwybabs, Sylv, TruthOfAngels and turbonerd.

EDR has rescued 1,694 Election Diaries since September 1, 2012.

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Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 03:00 PM PDT.

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