Morning Reads for Election Day, November 6th, 2012

Happy Decision Day, My Friends! It’s time to make your selection!

  • Abstract thinking may cause you to to have extreme defection (ScienceDaily)
  • Where Voter ID Laws may decide the election (TheRoot)
  • Australian Judge Holds Ratings Agencies Liable For Faulty Inspection (Reuters)
  • Romney had a rough night in the FiveThirtyEight Projection (NYTIMES-538)

On to our local political catena,

  • NFL Commish says Atlanta should get new arena (AJC)
  • Georgia was not blessed with deposits of oil,
  • but in pine pellets, we have energy deposits in soil,  (SavannahMorningNews)
  • Early voting numbers are trending Democratic,
  • Likely due to the relative absence of the achromatic (AJC)
  • Chronicling the efforts of Charter Promoters,
  • to gain adherents from among the group of Black voters, (WABE)
  • In The Tea Party as well Charter Schools have caused a rift
  • has this amendment the potential to send the Tea Party adrift? (AJC-Galloway)
  • Religious Leaders to Challenge Political Speech Restriction,
  • they feel its unfair to separate message from benediction (GPB)

Courtesy of RCP, pick your chosen narrative:

This is an Open Thread, but I will update it throughout the day and bump it if it gets really interesting.


  1. Max Power says:

    Well as long as Roger Goodell says we should get a new stadium, everything’s ok right? I guess we should collectively bend over and pull the money out of our wazoo.

  2. debbie0040 says:

    Mark Rountree (ATLANTA)—Landmark Communications and Rosetta Stone Communications released their final joint poll of Georgia voters Monday on the Georgia Charter Schools Amendment and the Presidential race in Georgia. The poll was by commissioned by WSB-TV Channel 2 Action News.


    The battle for the Georgia Charter Schools Amendment continues to be very close, with
    46% of Georgians saying they will vote for the Amendment and 43% saying they will vote against. Opponents have gained ground since our last joint Landmark/RosettaStone survey published on October 26, with opposition rising from 37% on that date to 43% today. The election has moved from a 10-point margin to a 3-point margin in the closing days of the campaign.

    Opposition to the Amendment is strongest outside of Metro Atlanta where the Amendment is losing by a 41-44% margin (-3%), yet the Amendment currently leads inside of Metro Atlanta 51%-41% (+10).

    Concern for supporters will be that there remain twice as many undecided voters outside of Metro Atlanta than inside of Metro Atlanta (15% to 8% undecided, respectively), and that geographic area is moving in the direction of opposition to the Amendment.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      Looks like the split amongst GA voters on Charter Schools is about as wide as the split in the TEA party over Charter Schools.

  3. saltycracker says:

    The findings by the Australian judge against S&P’s ratings process should be read by every jurist in America.
    Accountability that impacts so many investments is important.

  4. saltycracker says:

    No more polls, mainstream media & comedians conjecturing and maybe the legislators will get busy overhauling the tax code – reality suggests the floggings will continue.

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