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Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday

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28.09.2021

Energize An Ally Tuesday

Today we energize every Democratic candidate running in 2021 (and beyond) by expanding the army of voters eligible to get them elected by a landslide on Tuesday, November 2nd.

Because you count on me to remind you of these things, let me be the first to say: “Happy Voter Registration Day!” Democrats look at it as a chance to send out thousands of volunteers in force to make sure that all American adults 18 and older—especially minorities and residents in underprivileged areas—are signed up so that they can have a more trouble-free experience at their local polling place in November. Republicans look at it as their worst nightmare.

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Each state has its own laws governing registration (with deadlines coming up soon in many of them), so you should also check with your state’s secretary of state or elections board website to review its particular registration rules and double-check to make sure you're still registered.​

During 2019—the last off-year—nearly 500,000 Americans were registered on VR Day, and organizers of today's events are looking to beat that.

I know everyone here is registered, but if you think you know of a pocket of maybe-nots on social media or a cubicle down the hall, pass this along. If it reminds Gladys in accounting to sign up, and she ends up casting the deciding vote that brings some red-hatted gaslighter down in flames, you'll earn a penthouse suite in Valhalla. I'm Bill in Portland Maine…and I guarantee it.

Follow the official NVRD twitter feed here and evil Facebook feed here.

And now, our feature presentation…

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Cheers and Jeers for Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Note: Candy corn is literally made of Baby Jesus’s tears of happiness. No proof, really...it just makes sense. (But we don’t claim it cures covid—that kind of claim would just be silly.)

By the Numbers:

Days 'til daylight saving time ends: 40

Days 'til the 32nd Milford Pumpkin Festival in New Hampshire: 10

Percent of Iowans polled by The Des Moines Register who believe abortion should be legal in most or all cases, versus 38% who don't: 56%

Percent of Americans polled by the Marquette School of Law who viewed the Supreme Court favorably in July and this month, respectively: 60%, 49%

Number of unruly in-flight passenger reports in 2021 so far, most related to mask mandates, which the Association of Flight Attendants calls a "staggering" number: 4,300

Percent chance that China just declared cryptocurrencies illegal: 100%

Season that The Price is Right, now hosted by Drew Carey, just kicked off: 50th

Age of original host Bob Barker: 97

Puppy Pic of the........

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