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Materials for election night

Hello again,

I'm looking for a number of items in preparation for election night. If you have any of these you would be willing to lend please let me know.

* Projector -- ideally can accept both VGA (computer) and RCA/component (TV) input
* White sheet or roll-up screen for projection
* Laminated US Map with state outlines, preferably otherwise white.
* Whiteboard and some sort of stand to put it on.

Cheers,
Nicholas

Liberal Card Giveaway Contest

Hi folks,

Since next Tuesday is the Big Day, I want to get things started tonight by having pick 'em contests around the election.

The winners will receive a free Liberal Card (http://www.theliberalcard.org/location/national-discounts), which will get you discounts at several online stores, and hopefully soon to Seattle area stores as well. Stop by tonight and make your picks.

Montlake Ale House
2307 24th Ave e
8pm-close

We'll have five cards available, so we'll do five contests.

1) President: Predict the number of electoral votes Barack Obama will get. Tiebreaker: Predict the exact number of popular votes Obama receives.

2) Senate: Predict which Senate seats Democrats win (and lose) -- you must name specific states. Tiebreaker: Predict the number of popular votes Gordon Smith (D) receives in his Oregon Senate race

3) House: Predict the net number of House seats Democrats gain (or lose). Tiebreaker: predict the number of popular votes Darcy Burner receives in her WA-08 House race

4) Governor: Predict Chris Gregoire's final percentage of the two-party vote to the nearest tenth of a percentage point, always rounded down (i.e. ignoring libertarians, greens, etc. -- this is not to dis on third parties but to make the math easier). Tiebreaker: predict the number of popular votes Gregoire receives in King County.

5) Initiatives: Predict the percentage of "yes" votes on Sound Transit Proposition 1, the proposal to build light rail throughout the region, to the nearest tenth of a percentage point, always rounded down. Tiebreaker: predict the number of popular votes Prop 1 receives in the 43rd legislative district.

All tiebreaker will be tallied after Washington state issues its final following any recounts that may be necessary. All contests and tiebreakers are "Price Is Right" style: closest to the actual value without going over.

If you can't make it tonight, feel free to send me an email with your choices and I will put them down. You're also welcome to forward this to friends so they can make their choices. emails must be received by midnight on Monday, November third.

Cheers,
Nicholas

Mayor on Tuesday, Debate on Wednesday

For those who made it to Drinking Liberally for the debate this past Tuesday, I know I made noises about cancelling for this coming Tuesday since we'd likely get together for the debate on Wednesday. But it turns out Mayor Greg Nickels is going to stop by tomorrow. So, to recap.

Tuesday: Mayor Nickels at our regular weekly gig, 8pm to close
Wednesday: Debate get-together; doors open at 5pm, debate starts at 6pm.

Once again, the where:
Montlake Ale House
2307 24th Ave e

We will be trying to line up guests for the remaining two weeks between now and election day, and you can expect us to be throwing a party that evening.

Cheers,
Nicholas

Town Hall Debate Tonight

Just a reminder that once again we will be at the Montlake Ale House to watch tonight's debates. The last two have been pretty busy! Doors will open around 5pm; debate starts at 6pm.

Montlake Ale House
2307 24th Ave E
6pm-?

Cheers,
Nicholas

VP Debate Watch Party

Hi all,

Once again the Montlake Ale House will be hosting a watch party for tonight's debate. I personally won't be there, but judging by the incredible turnout last Friday I expect it will be busy again at 6pm tonight!

Montlake Ale House
206 26th Ave e
6pm-?

Cheers,
Nicholas