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Election 2008

Election 2008: Can small turnout gains tip Southern elections?

Chris Kromm
Today is the last day for voter registration in nine Southern states -- AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, TN, TX and VA. If any of you may be wondering if last-minute registrations really make a difference, Nate Silver at 538.com leads with some analysis today that shows how small registration and turnout gains could tip the election.

Election 2008: Southern swing state update

Chris Kromm
With Sen. John McCain's speech a wrap, the eight-week battle for the presidency is underway. Here's an update on what Southern states might be in play. The polls all show that, in the South, it's down to three states: Florida, North Carolina and most importantly, Virginia. A quick look at the situation in each state: