Wednesday, October 13, 2004

want to influence the US election?
The Guardian has an interesting article today about how it is possible for non-US citizens to influence the coming election. My favourite idea is this one, where they send you the name and address of a swing voter in crucial marginal counties.

The idea is that you write the undecided voter a letter to explain how current US action effects you, how it effects people outside the US, and then expressing your reasons for preferring one of the candidates (i.e. Kerry).

I'm already signed up, and will be sending my handwritten letter off this weekend.

Although not a direct influence, BetaVote has an interesting site that has gathered around 300000 votes from countries all over the world, voting for either Bush or Kerry. Currently Kerry has 88% of the world vote.

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