On a related note, a couple of people have asked me why I didn't just go up to New York to vote--or, more practically, since I'm covering the election, why I didn't vote absentee. The answer is that I am not a legal resident of New York. It is therefore illegal to vote there.
This is not particularly urgent, since my voting "options" were New York and DC; in both places, the question is not who will carry the state, but whether Obama will get a mere 80% or so of the vote, or achieve Saddam Hussein-like vote totals*.
*Before you say it--no, not by fixing the election, by being so popular that he achieves fairly what Saddam achieved by force.
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