Jaime Fuller

Jaime Fuller is a former associate editor at The American Prospect

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If You Give a Mouse a Vote

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

In the hours leading up to the release of tonight's election returns, don't waste your bated breath on the victors. After weeks of polling and widening leads, there's little suspense over who will be the next mayor of New York or governor of Virginia or New Jersey. Countless stories will be written about what the exit polls mean for 2016. Pundits who are at the exact moment in time when their nostalgia for the last presidential campaign is in perfect balance with their gestating impatience for the next midterms to start, well, their campaign to persuade you that their analysis of county-by-county breakdowns of election data proves that Republicans will keep the House or lose it into perpetuity starts at midnight. This is all well and good and predictable and inescapable, but if you drill down far enough into the electoral ephemera, there is a nugget of data that offers a bit more suspense. How many voters will pick Mickey?

Daily Meme: Voting Rights and Wrongs

  • It's Election Day! Which means, of course, lots of people are having lots of problems voting.
  • In New York City, the voting machines that serve as the ur-text for our government's technology woes are malfunctioning.
  • Philadelphia is having some voting booth issues too. 

Daily Meme: Twelve Quotes about Double Down that Will Make You Wish 2016 Never Comes

  • 1. "Game Change 2012 is finally upon us," the behind-the-scenes tale of the 2012 presidential election. 
  • 2. "Double Down: Game Change 2012, by political journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, is going to sell a shitload of copies."

Daily Meme: Congress Hits America's Poorest While They're Down

  • Starting today, millions of Americans who rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—better known as food stamps—will see their benefits drop now that the temporary increase instituted by the Obama administration's stimulus package has not been renewed. 

Daily Meme: The Inside the Beltway Center for Presidents Who Can't Lead Good

  • Obama's approval ratings aren't too hot right now. Neither are anyone else's in federal government, but, let's not stray from the obvious point at hand—the presidency is in shambles! 
  • And, of course, the only thing that can save him is listening to the media so willing to give him oodles of invaluable advice. Let's take a moment to look back at the unsolicited advice hall of fame—as well as a sample of what spoonfuls of medicine in column inch form have been offered this week to help the president get out of his rut.