News from the Votemaster
Here is more polling data. Again, take it with a grain of salt. If Fred Thompson jumps in in July, I'll start tracking him of course.
Also of interest is the enormous progress that has been made in the past two years in making sure electronic voting machines produce paper trails and that these paper trails are subject to random audits. Fifteen states require both paper trails and random audits and another 15 require paper trails but no random audits. In addition, a bill (HR 811) sponsored by congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) is making its way through the House and if passed into law would require paper trails for all federal elections. Paper trails are extremely important to prevent insiders (mostly the company that makes the voting machines) from rigging elections. With voter verified paper trails this kind of insider rigging is difficult, if not impossible. For the state of play on this subject, see the Website of verifiedvoting.org.
This page is the prototype for 2008. The data and map will refer to previous elections until serious polls begin in 2008. The blog will be updated when there is interesting news about the 2008 races.Preview of the 2008 races: President Senate House
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This map shows the current Senate. Put your mouse on a state for more information.
This map shows the current House. Put your mouse on a state for more information.
-- The Votemaster