Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Get Out the Vote!

What does a successful GOTV campaign look like? Well I'm not sure but what I participated in today comes pretty close. It was a bit of a last minute decision, but I decided to take the day off from law school and volunteer with te Democratic Party and it seems to have paid off. Our precinct - and only our precinct at this polling place - RAN OUT OF BALLOTS! (Not to worry, voters could still use the electronic machine, a provisional ballot, or a ballot in Chinese - using an English ballot template to understand it). The Democrats had a fabulous GOTV strategy this year. We visited Democratic voters up to three times and called them, offered rides, doing everything possible to ensure they could vote. And has it paid off? Let's see

  • I-920 is going down in flames (40.1% to 59.8% with the majority of King County still out)
  • I-933 is losing (43.5% - 56.8%)
  • Maria Cantwell will win (currently 55.8%- 41.0%)
  • Susan Owens is up (58.9% - 41.0%)

    Have the Dems finally solved the GOTV mystery? That remains to be told, but we followed a formula supposedly employed in 3,500 precincts statewide. It's a good night!
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