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The Last 2008 Presidential Election Roundup

Presbadge I started posting these presidential election roundups sometime back in January, when the field was packed with far more candidates -- many of them lawyers. Today, it's been winnowed to just two and by late tonight or early tomorrow morning, we'll know the final outcome. So here's the very last election roundup from the Presidential election of 2008:

Blawg Review #184 -- This week's Blawg Review #184, hosted by Faculty Lounge not surprisingly, has an election-related theme, highlighting posts such as Professor Berman's rejoinder to predictions that Obama will coddle criminals, Governor Sarah Palin's misunderstanding of the First Amendment and the problem with signing statements.

The Year of the Blue Collar Voter -- There's an interesting post at Huffington Post pointing out that this year, both sides have found appeal in the blue collar voter: the Republicans have enshrined "Joe the Plumber" as an example of everyman, while the Democrats spotlighted Lilly Ledbetter, the Goodyear employee and Supreme Court litigant, whose equal pay claims were rejected as untimely by the courts.

Lawyers Show Up To Oversee the Polls -- There's lots of coverage today about the role that lawyers are playing at the polls in ensuring that election laws aren't violated. From Kentucky to Pennsylvania and New Jersey to New Mexico and Florida, lawyers are turning out in full force to make sure that every vote counts. DOJ officials will be on hand as well, providing federal monitors and investigating complaints of voter fraud.

Wacky Election Day Stories -- Election day also brings its tales of the weird. Consider Court-o-Rama's roundup of strange election day laws (e.g., no drinking on Election Day or video taping your vote) and tales of election machine breakdowns and other technical malfunctions

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on November 4, 2008 at 12:06 PM | Permalink | Comments (2)

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