Morning Reads For Monday November 5, 2012

November 5, 2012 7:00 am

by Buzz Brockway · 9 comments

Morning Reads this morning will be a charter amendment free zone….unless of course it pops up in the comments.

The Secretary of State’s office has produced a short video to help you familiarize yourself with their election results reporting website.

Find your polling place here.

Local Items
- Soccer coach in Gwinnett arrested after being spotted naked in the bedroom of one of his players.
- AJC: Duluth man charged with sex trafficking.
- Atlanta Business Chronicle: Atlanta No. 8 most dangerous city.
- GPB: Georgia Universities Fear Sequestration.
- Two Atlanta police officers died in a helicopter crash late Saturday night.

Local Election Items
- October 25th disclosure reports on State races.
- HD18 & HD69: Incumbent Cooke (R) v. Challenger Rhudy (D) & Incumbent Nix (R) v. Challenger Giles (D).
- HD118: Frye (D) v. Kessler (R).
- HD164: Incumbent Stephens (R) v. Challenger Craddock (D).
- SD6: Incumbent Stoner (D) and Challenger Hill (R) spar over abortion, other social issues.
- SD9: Incumbent Balfour (R) v. Challenger Drake (D).
- SD30: Richardson makes his case.
- CD2: What exactly is a veteran?
- CD4: Incumbent Johnson (D) v. Challender Vaughn (R).
- CD7: Incumbent Woodall (R) v. Challenger Reilly (D).
- CD9: Collins (R) v. Cooley (D).
- CD12: Incumbent Barrow (D) in the fight of his political life.

National Election Items
- Cam Newton seals the deal for Romney.
- Michael Barone predicts a big Romney electoral college victory, 315-223. Other notably Romney landslide predictions.
- Nate Silver says there is an 85.5% chance the President wins and predicts he will garner around 306 electoral votes.
- See our readers give their bold, fresh, electoral college predictions in Ed’s contest.
- More and more I think Ben Domenech is correct and we’re looking at an “undertow” election.
- Erick’s article about keeping the election results in perspective.
- Early voting numbers from around the nation.
- An overview of House races.
- RPC: Electoral map. Latest national averages: Obama 47.9, Romney 47.4. State polls.
- Battle for the Senate: Likely/Lean Dem. 45, Likely/Lean GOP 43, 12 tossups.
- Battle for the House: Likely/Lean GOP 224, Likely/Lean Dem. 178, 33 tossups.

Other National/International Items
- John Cusak as Rush Limbaugh?
- No Honey Boo Boo for Biden.
- Wondering what your Facebook friends political views are? There’s an app for that. The developers also used their app to create an elector college map showing Obama with a lead.
- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg caved in to pressure and canceled yesterday’s marathon. Wise move.
- Power crew from Georgia refused to join the union, was sent packing.
- Google crisis map of aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Red Cross response page. World Vision donation page.

Other Items
- The Falcons beat America’s Team 19-13 and are still undefeated.
- The NBA season began this weekend. The Hawks are 1-1. They dropped the opener to the Rockets 109-102 but beat the Thunder 104-95 last night.
- Amazon’s Holiday Toy List.
- RIP Pascual Perez. The former Brave was killed in the Dominican Republic in what appears to have been a robbery.

ricstewart November 5, 2012 at 7:36 am

In addition to the SOS MVP site, you can also text “POLLING PLACE” to 69866 to get the address of your precinct.

Buzz Brockway November 5, 2012 at 8:45 am

Thanks. I tried it and it works.

Stefan November 5, 2012 at 4:01 pm

if you text “POLAND PLACE” to the same number, if gives you directions from wherever you are to Warsaw.

Buzz Brockway November 5, 2012 at 4:05 pm

That could come in handy too.

Buzz Brockway November 5, 2012 at 8:52 am
saltycracker November 5, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Turnout will be high in the swing states too.

St. Augustine Record
Nearly 50 percent of county’s voters have cast ballot
Posted: November 3, 2012 – 11:47pm
By SHELDON GARDNER

Nearly half of registered voters in St. Johns County have already cast their ballots, and more than twice as many Republicans have voted than Democrats.

The Last Democrat in Georgia November 5, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Thanks for the news!

xdog November 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm

See some Taurid fireballs if the sky is clear. My bro saw the end of one last night.

http://spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=03&month=11&year=2012

SallyForth November 5, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Falcons 8-0!! Matty Ice & Co. are kicking butt and taking names…..and in our comfy Georgia Dome, where Matt conveyed all our feelings a couple of weeks by shouting “Get the f…. off our field!” at snarky Carolina. ‘Sorry Arthur, but we fans DO love our familiar tailgating and stadium.

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