Adventures in early voting
Friday, Oct 7, 2016
* Lynn Sweet on President Obama’s Chicago fundraising events…
* Speaking of DPI, the state party has started its vote by mail program this week with a letter from Secretary of State Jesse White, a form and a postage-paid return envelope…
* Except the form is far too wide to fit in the envelope, because the envelope has glue strips inside that make it much smaller than it appears from the outside. The internal glue strips are highlighted for you here along with the form…
* So, the potential voter could very well wind up tossing the whole thing in the trash rather than deal with jamming the form into the too-small envelope. Or, since they’ve already filled out the form by then, maybe they’ll just fold it again themselves, which makes the return envelope a lot thicker…
* Yeah, it’s a little thing, but little things can matter a lot and the Democrats’ coordinated campaign has had real problems with this sort of stuff in the past.
- Posted by Rich Miller 20 Comments
Another attempt to explain the Trump phenomenon
Monday, Aug 29, 2016
* Sociologist Arlie Hochschild spent five years in Louisiana’s bayou country trying to figure out the folks who eventually turned into Donald Trump supporters. Her new book Strangers in Their Own Land is the result…
* Hochschild distilled her book down to this essay…
Lots more stuff in there, so go read the whole thing.
- Posted by Rich Miller 62 Comments
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