You Saw This Coming of the Day

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You Saw This Coming of the Day
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Reporter John Kelso showed up at an early voting poll in Austin, TX dressed as the Big Bird for a funny photo op and an article about his experience for the daily newspaper Austin American-Statesman.



You Saw This Coming of the Day is a feature series following the latest news in current events that have been on the ticking clock, as well as news and social media commentaries that are predictable or cyclical in nature.

Backfire of the Day

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Backfire of the Day
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You might have heard about New Jersey's last resort to e-mail voting for its state voters still struggling to recover from the damages of Hurricane Sandy. Well, as warned by some electoral scholars earlier this week, e-mail servers used for voting in two major counties of New Jersey crashed due to the heavy influx of traffic this morning, leading Essex County official Christopher Durkin to invite his 450,000 registered voters to send their ballots to his personal Hotmail e-mail address via Facebook. Further complicating the technical issue is the overwhelming number of requests for e-mail ballots received by county clerks' office, forcing the state to extend its voting deadline to Friday afternoon, 8 p.m. (ET).

Public Service Announcement of the Day: Go Vote!

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Public Service Announcement of the Day: Go Vote!
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For the 9,000th time, go to the polls and vote! For details on poll opening and closing times for individual states, check out Ballotpedia.

Impending S**tstorm of the Day

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YouTuber CentralPAVote brings this footage of what appears to be a malfunctional voting machine that would check a vote for Mitt Romney even when the voter repeatedly filled the ballot for Barack Obama. Also check out the Reddit thread for the real-time development on this story.

Resentment of the Day

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Resentment of the Day
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In the golden words of Wu-Tang Clan: "Cash rules everything around me, C.R.E.A.M, get the money, dollar dollar bills y'all." Image based on the image template of "Shut Up and Take My Money," submitted by Know Your Meme user FunkPumpkin.

Cynicism of the Day

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Check out this satirical animation short explaining the U.S. electoral process in the style of Schoolhouse Rock! songs from the forthcoming FOX evening cartoon program Animation Domination High Definition (ADHD).

Single Topic Blog of the Day

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Single Topic Blog of the Day
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Check out "Binders Full of Burgers," a delicious collection of fast food-themed infographic charts visualizing the stats behind the 2012 U.S. presidential campaigns, such as this comparison of Obama and Romney's campaign spendings (shown left). Created by German artists Lisa Rienermann and Anna Lena schiller who also worked on a similar project for the 2011 Berlin state election with waffles and fruits.