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FAIRFAX, LOS ANGELES — In Los Angeles’ heavily Jewish Fairfax District, Bill and Jay, a couple of alte kochers lingering over bagels and coffee at Canter’s Deli (“Regulars,” said one of the Canter’s staff, “Same table, same food, same shtick!”), seemed to evoke the two sides of the Jewish vote here.
It’s Election Day, and MitzVote invites you to share your thoughts about the occasion. What issues are most on your mind this Election Day? Does it feel different, this year, to be a Jewish voter? Have issues relating to Jews or Israel affected your evaluation of local candidates? How does your identity as a Jew affect your civic identity? Please respond in the comments section below.
And remember to check back with MitzVote throughout the day for the latest in election news and analysis.
ELKINS PARK, PA. — Edward Lichstein, a Democratic Party committeeman, stood outside the neighborhood library on a crisp, 40-degree morning, handing out sample ballots, and pondering the issues voters are facing this Election Day.
“There are really a lot of Jewish poor people, who are really suffering because of the economy,” Lichstein, 63, said, standing in the shade of the sycamore trees that line the parking lot outside the library.
After a long fall filled with mudslinging ads, record spending, masturbation double-standards, glamorous Hollywood endorsements that don’t work, digs about hair styles, kosher salami and kosher pastrami, we’ve almost made it. Stay tuned throughout the day for MitzVote’s coverage of Jewish voters at polls across the country. Here are some morning-of bits to tide you over.
The Big Question: As Politico puts it, “how big is the wave?” Polls, including one conducted by Politico/George Washington University, show 64% of likely voters in late October who believe the country is headed the wrong way, while yesterday we brought you Gallup’s GOP-favoring generic ballot results. Which is to say: we know that Republicans are poised to win, but by how much? (Politico)