Tuesday, November 4, 2008

37 States Plus DC Now Voting, McCain Slides on Intrade, Election Day Campaign Stops

Polls just opened in Arkansas, bringing the total to 37 states plus the District of Columbia.

On Intrade, John McCain has been sliding for several days. Last week he was slightly better than a 6:1 underdog. Current trading on Intrade has him at as an 11.1:1 underdog.

Both candidates are making campaign stops later this morning -- Obama in Indiana and McCain in Colorado and New Mexico. Both candidates clearly chose the locations as they are fairly local to their home states where they will be voting. I personally don't understand holding events on election day. Don't you want your voters in line voting rather than listening to you speak? Going outside polling places and shaking hands is one thing, holding a rally is something else. It will probably have no effect in the end, but I don't understand these unorthodox moves.

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