Friday, February 29, 2008

Vote early and often

Today is the last day of early voting for the March 4 Texas primary. For the Republicans, things are fairly calm and rather straightforward: you go to the polling place and, well, vote. Once.

If you're a Democrat, though, things are rather more tense and complicated -- you get to vote twice (and unlike Chicago, down here, it's legal!): For reasons that are not entirely clear to me, Texas Democratic delegates are assigned based on the primary ballot (where you vote normally once) and a caucus at something called a "precinct convention" held the same evening (where you do whatever it is people do at a caucus). The Austin Chronicle has more. So far as I know, though, it's still illegal for the dead to vote. Or caucus. Or whatever.

Anyway, here are the candidates' websites:


Hillary Clinton
Barack Obama


Mike Huckabee
John McCain

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