Mother Jones looks into whether pollsters are undercounting Latino voters based on 2010 data, a trend, which if true could be crucial in the contest for battleground states like Nevada and Colorado.
Top of the Alty World
“Are the Polls Undercounting Latino Obama Backers?”—Mother Jones
“Mittmentum” is real and Slate’s John Dickerson says the candidate is peaking at exactly the right time.—Slate
Democracy Now! hosts dissident thinker Noam Chomsky to talk about the foreign-policy issues overlooked by the presidential candidates.—Democracy Now!
Top of Alty Utah
Equality Utah urges queer Utahns to get out and vote and offers its list of endorsed candidates.—Q Salt Lake
Democrat Ben McAdams, candidate for Salt Lake County Mayor, wants to run the county like a leader and not a manager.—Salt Lake City Weekly
Rebecca Walsh says Utah conservatives have been ahead of the curve when it comes to disenfranchising voters.
“So, while conservative swing-staters’ last-minute efforts to manipulate the 2012 election are stuck in the courts, Utah legislators have been resting on their laurels. Making it difficult for brown people to vote? That’s so yesterday.”—Salt Lake City Weekly
The Long View
The San Diego Reader takes a look back at Mitt Romney’s family tree and examines his ancestors who came to Southern California to fight Mexicans.
“In 1881, another order came down from the church. Miles [Romney] and his family were instructed to move from Utah to Arizona. A slow and dangerous trip of 400 miles, write Kranish and Helman, landed them in a rough-and-tough town called St. Johns, where a newspaper railed against the Mormon men and their multiple wives. ‘Hang a few of their polygamist leaders such as . . . [Bishop David] Udall [and Miles] Romney . . . and a stop will be put to it.’ The newspaper called Romney ‘a mass of putrid pus and rotten goose pimples; a skunk, with the face of a baboon, the character of a louse, the breath of a buzzard and the record of a perjurer and common drunkard.’”—San Diego Reader