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It's really interesting to compare the number of offices in different states. Here's Obama's states page, and here's McCain's. Check out, for instance, their respective offices in PA: Obama (57), McCain (17).

Warning: if you click on a state on the McCain map, you will be taken to that state's page, where a video will start playing, saying: "It was a time of uncertainty, hope, and change: the summer of love. Halfway around the world, another kind of love. Of country..." It gets old after the fourth or fifth state.

"...where a video will start playing, saying: "It was a time of uncertainty, hope, and change...."

It needed Don LaFontaine.

Wow: MO: Obama, 40 offices; McCain, 9. (And he seems to be counting GOP party HQs.)

CO: Obama 21, McCain 10.

Interesting. This must be that "ground game" I have heard of.

NM: Obama 29, McCain 5.

Virginia: Obama 36, McCain 9.

It is really reallyimportant to get people registered because a massive purging of voter rolls is under way in many states. Colorado has purge a fifth of its voters, for example. In Floridea the purging is targeting African American voters. In some staes the purging is related to people losing their homes due to foreclosure. There is a diary about this on Kos which I think is probably over blown, but still the basic problem exists that many people think they are registered but might not be.

This is a little frustrating to me since I live in a blue state. I mean it doesn't matter much if I register voters here or not.

Georgia: Obama 39, McCain 0.

Trivial note: you might want to consider numbering these. :-) (That's not counting the">http://obsidianwings.blogs.com/obsidian_wings/+"Public+Service+Announcement"">the other folks at ObWi who have used the same post title.)

"Georgia: Obama 39, McCain 0."

I also just read somewhere that the Obama campaign was cutting back money on Georgia after the latest polls; Georgia is somewhere where McCain leads, after all. (I have no way of knowing if that's accurate, or not, of course.)

I'm sort of curious as to what's remarkable about Colorado; since I've been getting bulletins from a variety of Democratic and Obama Colorado lists, I'm over-familiar with the situation, to be point of being blind as to... I guess you haven't followed the offices as they've been opened, and that Colorado does, after all, have a Democratic Governor, both state houses, a Senator, is about to have another Senator, and so on.

Note 2006 voter registration trends.

March 2008 figures.

Democrats--893,472
Unaffiliateds--1,008,675
Republicans--1,015,993
Since February 2008:
Democrats +7,849
Unaffiliteds +5,672
Republicans +2,527

Trivial note: you might want to consider numbering these. :-) (That's not counting the">http://obsidianwings.blogs.com/obsidian_wings/+"Public+Service+Announcement"">the other folks at ObWi who have used the same post title.)

"Georgia: Obama 39, McCain 0."

I also just read somewhere that the Obama campaign was cutting back money on Georgia after the latest polls; Georgia is somewhere where McCain leads, after all. (I have no way of knowing if that's accurate, or not, of course.)

I'm sort of curious as to what's remarkable about Colorado; since I've been getting bulletins from a variety of Democratic and Obama Colorado lists, I'm over-familiar with the situation, to be point of being blind as to... I guess you haven't followed the offices as they've been opened, and that Colorado does, after all, have a Democratic Governor, both state houses, a Senator, is about to have another Senator, and so on.

Note 2006 voter registration trends.

March 2008 figures [link removed to dodge spam filter].

Democrats--893,472
Unaffiliateds--1,008,675
Republicans--1,015,993
Since February 2008:
Democrats +7,849
Unaffiliteds +5,672
Republicans +2,527

I have a comment caught in the s p a m filter.

Gary, you almost made me burst into tears.

>>"...where a video will start playing, saying: "It was a time of uncertainty, hope, and change...."

>>It needed Don LaFontaine.

Gary, you almost made me burst into tears.

(And the first time I tried to post this, it too disappeared. What's with that?)

Michigan: Obama 32, McCain 1.

I've seen it said several times that Michigan is the best opportunity for McCain to take a big blue state. But he only has one office there???

Ooops. I guess my comment UNdisappeared.

This is a fun game for a late Sunday night.

Nevada: Obama 11, McCain 1

Correction, I see there are 9 McCain offices in Nevada listed on a separate page. However, I still see only one in Michigan and no additional page to click to.

"And he seems to be counting GOP party HQs" - I read someplace about fundraising letters going out which say McCain's name and have his image all over, and someplace in the small print say "RNC". McCain has been and will continue to skirt the law as tightly as possible in how much the party can do for him and how closely he can coordinate with them, so he can get all those $70,000 checks. Because he loves campaign finance reform for other people.

OK, obviously time for me to go to bed. There is another page for Michigan, just not obviously labeled as listing offices, and there are 7.

If you live abroad: Here's a post I wrote with all you need to know about voting from abroad. It includes a link to CanIVote.org which will tell you if you registered (no need to be abroad to use this!). Also there's a pdf file with the deadlines for requesting and sending your ballot--this applies to voting absentee from the US as well.

www.votefromabroad.org

My husband and I are in the process of registering in Alabama. But I'm having one of those days where I just feel like our Dem votes being cast in a red state is like trying to put out a forest fire with an eyedropper.

I'll still vote, I just wish I could go back to Michigan to do it. My vote might just count for something there. A little off-topic, I know.

I think you meant to say that New Hampshire has election day registration. Election day voting better be universal.

I am on vacation in St. Louis MO right now, and I'm from a safe state, and I'm going to start registering voters tomorrow, and the way I found how to get ahold of Obama people in this state, so I'd be able to start as soon as I got here, is to click on the state, then click on some events - many of them here are voter registration events - and then email the person in charge of that event. I got ahold of one here, picked up registration forms from her today, and will start registering people tomorrow.

These Obama people are very enthusiastic about helping you help them.

Thanks for posting the deadlines. I'm bookmarking this page, and I'll be sending around an e-mail reminder to my students so they register in time to vote this fall.

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