Friday, October 19, 2012

Mr. Springsteen Goes To Ohio...


Bruce was on the stump for Barack Obama with Bill Clinton this week.

First, he tried on a little ditty for the campaign, which is amusing but amateur (which kind of gives all a little hope, right?)...Then, of course, he really brings it.

Our good friend NVG reminds us that it is still possible to register to vote in some States, including Washington and California...For those of you visiting from south of the arching of peace, fight the suppression and make sure all of you and yours are registered...



North Van's Grumps said...

Tis Friday night Rossk .... last day to register, as a VOTER, in the USA, is this coming Monday .... and.... if you didn't tick that little box that authorizes the DMV to share your signature with Elections??? USA, to verify who you are, then the ONLINE method is OFF LIMITS, then Yes, Monday is the VERY LAST DAY in 2012 unless you send in your application... Post Marked October 22.

Oh well, there's always 2016.

RossK said...

Thanks NVG--

Will front.


North Van's Grumps said...

It's mind boggling RossK.

In the USA, each State has set up their own time frame as to which day is the last day that voters may register before November 6, 2012 (date of the elections).

Some states cut off is 29 days before the election.

"Maine: Delivered 10 business days before the election or you can register in-person up to and including election day."

"Ohio – 30 days before the election"

"California – 15 days before the election"

10 business days isn't much different than 15... it's like measuring with two different methods, Metres vs. Imperial.

Why can't they all be the same?

RossK said...


I am happy to stand corrected by someone really in the know, but I assume it goes all the way back to the setting up of the Electoral College wherein the individual states retained a modicum of autonomy as well as a bizarre distribution of 'electors'.