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November 5, 2008

Voices without Votes Liveblogs Global Reactions

Starting immediately, Voices without Votes will be liveblogging global reactions as we see them. Our global bloggers will answer your questions, analyze incoming results, and share blog and Twitter links. Join us now!

November 4, 2008

Change Overnight?

Aggregated from: back from the world

Americans are now voting for their new president. Every poll I can get so far project Obama is going to win this election. I watched a special report on local TV, in which one expert clearly states, “If I am going to bet with my own money, I put it on Obama.” Most experts point out, thou...

The Case For Obama

Aggregated from: Al Miraat/The Moroccan Mirror

From an Arab perspective, foreign policy is paramount as far as the next American president's intentions are concerned. Of course there is the ambivalent approach on Iran, the position on Israel (read this too), the condescending interventionist stance on Pakistan and all the rest of it. But let's f...

The final count down

Aggregated from: Big World Learner

Just a few hours are left before the name of the new president of the world United States is announced. I might be lucky to be in the US during such a decisive moment of it history, although I know that I am unable to see the complete image, being a current resident of Michigan, a state known for it...

US Elections are vastly overrated

Aggregated from: Ibn Kafka's Obiter Dicta

Well, not as such, of course: I strongly believe in elections, and have always voted when it was physically possible for me to do so. But I’m not American, and couldn’t be bothered about whether the Supreme Court would have a more conservative outlook under Mc Cain or whether Obama wou...

America Votes

Aggregated from: Daniel Sturgis: the Struggling Travel Writer

As a world traveller who has lived overseas during the majority of George Bush's presidency, I like to think I have a unique perspective. I've seen how other countries, particularly in Africa and the Middle East, think of America. If people around the world were going to vote for the American pre...

Why isn't Election Day a Holiday?

As Americans queue up to wait for potentially hours to vote, observers from other countries are wondering why Election Day in the U.S. isn't a holiday. In many countries, voting is mandatory, and the day a holiday to ensure people are able to vote. Although some states do require that businesses give their employees time off to vote, many do not. Jillian C. York looks at reactions from Kenya and Australia.

Can't Vote, Have to Work?

Aggregated from: What An African Woman Thinks

I’ve just realised that election day in the US is not a public holiday. That strikes me as very odd. In Kenya, not only is it a public holiday, but the day is timed so that people can have ample time to travel significant distances just in case they need to do so in order to cast their ...

November 3, 2008

Today's Faves: Obama Hopefuls

Voices without Votes continuously aggregates interesting links about the election from world bloggers. Our authors take turns picking their top 3 personal favorites every weekday. In contrast with Solana Larsen's post of yesterday, today's daily faves focuses on those choosing Obama as their favorite. On the eve of the elections, ...