koralleen (koralleen) wrote,
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Early Voting and more links

I was a provisional ballot election judge for the first day of early voting in Montgomery County. When I saw they stuck me in Chevy Chase I was 1) mad because it's too far to walk to and there's a center in Silver Spring that's not, but 2) intrigued because CC sounds like it might be swanky. The Jane E. Lawton Rec Center is not swanky but it has a pretty big indoor basketball space and that's where the voting happens. The day was busy from start to finish; I got home around 10pm and managed to work through my missed emails (my phone had been off since 5:30am) before falling asleep and soon awakening to a big fat headache that Exedrin couldn't kill but my new best friend Sumatriptan could. Then I had a fairly productive workday, which is why I didn't read some of this stuff so I am dumping it here:

New Yorker essay about Neil Gaiman's kid lit https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2010/01/25/kid-goth

Outside article about the at-sea death of a paralympic rower https://www.outsideonline.com/2417896/angela-madsen-death-sea

Dahlia Lithwick https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/10/minority-rule-exhaustion-powerless.html

This Chrome flag doesn't seem to be working for me but I think I can get a bookmark set up to do what this article describes, unless I fall in love with the lj tab dump https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-enable-chromes-new-secret-read-later-feature/

CDC FluView, answering a question for Brian https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm

I just don't want to read bad USPS news right now, but later: https://slate.com/business/2020/10/the-mail-is-slowing-down-again.html

This is just awful, but Mark Joseph Stern gives me a nice packet of prose to use in the coming days when my provisional ballot people mourn not being counted before election day:
[Kavanaugh claims] that states “definitively announce the results of the election on election night.” That is untrue: The media may call an election on election night; a candidate may call on election on election night; but the states do not “definitively announce the results” on election night. To the contrary, every state formally certifies results in the days or weeks following an election; zero certify results on election night. There is a good reason why: It takes a while to count every ballot, including those from members of the military, which frequently arrive late. A state’s duty is not to satisfy anxious candidates and voters but to get the count right.
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/10/brett-kavanaugh-voter-suppression-wisconsin-mistakes.html

Influencers abroad https://restofworld.org/2020/the-authoritarian-influencers/

Absurdly Well https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/museums/for-absurdly-wells-politically-charged-street-art-inspiration-is-of-the-moment/2020/10/27/678262ea-153f-11eb-ba42-ec6a580836ed_story.html

Shelter Guide https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/gimme-shelter-the-discovery-of-an-old-pamphlet-brings-cold-war-memories/2020/10/27/ba7cb57e-186c-11eb-aeec-b93bcc29a01b_story.html

Past Performance Is Not Indicative Of Future Results but history is interesting so https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/10/27/edwin-stanton-amy-coney-barrett-supreme-court/
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