Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
5:10 PM ET, November 6, 2012

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Are the Democrats Trying to Steal Pennsylvania?  [Updated]  —  It is being reported that Democratic Party operatives are evicting court-appointed Republican poll watchers from polling places in Philadelphia.  Specifically, this reportedly has happened in Ward 32, Div 13; Ward 43, Div 14 …
RELATED:
Fox News:
Judge issuing order to reinstate booted Philadelphia election officials, Republicans say  —  A Pennsylvania judge is issuing an order to reinstate Republican election officials across Philadelphia who allegedly were ejected or refused entry by on-site Democratic voting chief judges, GOP officials tell Fox News.
Jessica McWilliams / CBS Philly:
Judge Orders Obama Mural Covered At Northeast Philadelphia Polling Place
Discussion: Election 2012 and The Raw Story
Zachary Roth / msnbc.com:
Machine turns vote for Obama into one for Romney  —  A Pennsylvania electronic voting machine has been taken out of service after being captured on video changing a vote for President Obama into one for Mitt Romney, NBC News has confirmed.  —  The video was first posted on Youtube by user “centralpavoter.”
RELATED:
Max Read / Gawker:
An Expert Weighs in on That Viral Reddit ‘Voter Fraud’ Video  —  When we asked people to share their stories of voting irregularity earlier today, dozens of people shared this video — currently on the Reddit front page with nearly 20,000 up-votes — of a Pennsylvania voting machine seemingly altering a man's vote from Obama to Romney.
Matt Smith / CNN:
Long lines, sporadic snags in U.S. election
Discussion: This Just In
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Nov. 5: Late Poll Gains for Obama Leave Romney With Longer Odds  —  Mitt Romney has always had difficulty drawing a winning Electoral College hand.  Even during his best period of polling, in the week or two after the first presidential debate in Denver, he never quite pulled ahead …
RELATED:
Marc Tracy / The New Republic:
Nate Silver Is a One-Man Traffic Machine for the Times  —  “FiveThirtyEight is drawing huge traffic,” New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson told me yesterday.  She added, “What's interesting is a lot of the traffic is coming just for Nate.”  —  There has been plenty of controversy …
Lauren Goode / AllThingsD:
If You Want to Stay out of Jail, Don't Instagram Your Ballot  —  A not-so-surprising thing happened this morning: My Instagram feed morphed from photos of dogs, kids, fancy coffees and food porn into a stream of people's voting ballots.  —  Photo courtesy of Instagram.
RELATED:
Sasha Belenky / The Huffington Post:
Chris Christie Slams ‘Know-Nothing, Disgruntled’ Mitt Romney Staffers … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Chris Christie, Elections 2012, Elections 2012, Video, 2012 Presidential Election 2012, Presidential Election, Chris Christie Mitt Romney, Election 2012, Mitt Romney Chris Christie, Politics News
RELATED:
Melissa Hayes / NorthJersey.com:
Christie: Hug from Bruce made me weep
RELATED:
The Columbus Dispatch:
Election updates: At Driving Park, many must vote provisionally
Joan Rusek / Plain Dealer:
Geauga election chief predicts 80 percent voter turnout today, polls are open until 7:30 p.m.  —  CHARDON - Roberta E. Halford, director of Geauga County's board of elections predicted an 80 percent voter turnout today.  —  This compares to a 78 percent turnout for the 2008 presidential election.
RELATED:
Brianna DiPilato / WOUB Public Media:   Athens County Election Officials: Morning Voter Turn Out Low
John Podhoretz / Commentary Magazine:
It's Now Public: Editors Rejigger Polls  —  With the poll-obsessed talk of the past six months, those who raise questions about problems with them are often subjected to scorn and derision on the grounds that they are simply objecting to surveys whose results they don't like.
RELATED:
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Mitt's key to victory
Kevin Robillard / Reuters:
Dan Rather's gut: ‘Good day’ for Mitt  —  Longtime television journalist Dan Rather said on Tuesday that reporters shouldn't predict elections based on their gut — but added that his tells him Mitt Romney will have a good day.  —  “Something in my gut tells me that it's going to be a good day for Romney …
Fox News:
New Black Panthers back at Philly voting site  —  Jerry Jackson was back at the same North Philadelphia polling site where he was accused in 2008 of voter intimidation.  —  A member of the New Black Panther Party who was charged with voter intimidation in the 2008 election for standing outside …
RELATED:
David Weigel / Slate:
The Black Panther Panic Returns!
Mark Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
2012 Exit Polls: Why They Won't Tell You Who Won … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Elections 2012, Barack Obama , Mitt Romney, Elections 2012, Barack Obama , Video, 2012 Election Polls, 2012 Exit Polls, 2012 Polls, Election 2012, Election Polls 2012, Elections, Exit Polls …
RELATED:
Tom Blumer / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Will Someone in the Press Prematurely Project Obama the Winner Based on Dem-Dominated 31-State Exit Polls?
CNN:
CNN to Display Electoral Results Atop Empire State Building  —  Empire State Building to Utilize Brand New Lighting Technology  —  CNN will join forces Tuesday evening with the Empire State Building to display to New Yorkers and the network's viewers in the United States and around the world the results of the presidential election.
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Election Judge Wears Obama Cap While Checking in Voters in Obama's Chicago Ward  —  Here's a photo of an election judge checking in voters in Barack Obama's Chicago ward—wearing an Obama baseball cap:  —  “This photo, taken by a voter this morning at the Ward 4, Precinct 37 polling place …
Election / BREITBART.COM:
DETROIT POLLS: OBAMA CAMPAIGNER PUNCHES VOTER IN FACE  —  REPORT: A woman in a Detroit polling location was aggressively campaigning for Obama.  A female voter in line objected.  The Obama supporter punched the woman in the face.
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Foreign election officials amazed by trust-based U.S. voting system  —  For the head of Libya's national election commission, the method by which Americans vote is startling in that it depends so much on trust and the good faith of election officials and voters alike.
Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Ohio Viewers Hit By Anti-Obama TV ‘Special’ On Election Eve  —  If you live in or around Columbus, Ohio, and were watching TV last night, you may have seen a local news team presenting some peculiar analysis of the presidential race.  —  ABC affiliate WSYX in Columbus aired a half-hour …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
Chris Matthews Goes On Obnoxious Rant Against ‘Idiots’ Who Vote Third Party Or Stay Home  —  Are you one of the many voters who feels disillusioned with the two-party system and wants to make your single, solitary voice heard by voting for a third party candidate who is possibly more aligned with your own viewpoints?
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 5:10 PM ET, November 6, 2012.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Site News: 

Nothing recent. See Techmeme News for earlier news.

 
 See Also: 
memeorandum: site main
memeorandum River: reverse chronological memeorandum
Mini-memeorandum: memeorandum for mobiles
memeorandum Leaderboard: memeorandum's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
Sheila Bair / Fortune:
Want to fix Congress? Let's institute pay for performance
Discussion: Business Insider
Elizabeth Hartfield / ABCNEWS:
Early Voting Battleground Tallies
Discussion: PoliPundit.com and ABCNEWS
Ryan J. Reilly / Talking Points Memo:
Turmoil Follows As Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Meets Reality
Discussion: Philly.com
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Scott Brown On Elizabeth Warren: “You Think She Has Anything In Common With You?”
Ryan J. Reilly / Talking Points Memo:
Watchdog: Post-Sandy New Jersey Voting A ‘Catastrophe’
Megan Garber / The Atlantic Online:
An Inquiring Nation Wants to Know: ‘Who Is Running for President?’
Discussion: Hit & Run and Wonkblog
Jgalloway / Political Insider:
Your daily jolt: Signs that John Barrow might survive
 Earlier Items: 
bigstory.ap.org:
‘GANGNAM STYLE,’ OBAMA STYLE?
Discussion: BuzzFeed
Bloomberg:
When Zombies Invade, Who Do You Want for President?
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
Mitt Romney Is Running Out of Time
Discussion: NewsBusters.org blogs
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Evan Smith / The Texas Tribune:
New York Times-Texas Tribune content partnership to end Dec. 31, after four years

Rafat Ali:
It's About To Get Ugly in Media Startupland

Micah L. Sifry / Mother Jones:
Before 2012 election, Facebook increased hard news stories in 1.9M feeds, which added measurably to civic engagement and voter turnout

 
Sister Sites:

Techmeme
 Tech news essentials
Mediagazer
 Must-read media news
WeSmirch
 Celebrity news and gossip