Who We Are and How We Vote -- Connecting the Dots

...A greater percentage of the poor live in poor neighborhoods, while a greater percentage of the rich live in wealthy neighborhoods.

At first blush, this seems obvious. Isn’t that the way it’s always worked? Well, no. And there is a price to be paid for that growing social isolation.

interesting discussion by Gwen Ifill of PBS of demographics and how the changes affect voting patterns


That's why the Wake BOE is going to be pushing Absentee By Mail

Voting instead of Early Voting. The Wake BOE staff is pushing a plan to have between 50K to 100K voters use ABM (up from the 22K in 2008) in the place of having the same number of OSEV sites, days and hours we had in 2008.

ABM helps Republicans due to the complexities of the whole ABM process - including the fact that you have to have a residential address you can apply for and receive a ballot at. In 6 weeks in 2010, I had one young woman who worked with me at the Salvation Army move 3 times from one rent by the week place to another. And remember precinct 01-25 that had no voters show up for the June runoff? That precinct is in downtown Raleigh and was right in the path of the tornado that hit last April.

Chris Telesca
Wake County Verified Voting