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Fate of McCain, Obama tickets now hangs less on Tuesday's weather

November 1, 2008 |  4:44 am

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This just in to The Ticket's central politics newsroom:

According to a 3-year-old study just re-released by the folks over at, the importance of weather on election day (historically, bad weather deters Democrats; Republicans vote regardless) will be diminished this year.

That's because so many millions of Americans are voting early for the Republicans' John McCain-Sarah Palin ticket or for the Democrats' Barack Obama-Joe Biden ticket or assorted minor parties.

That is, they're voting before election day, when there might be different weather in different parts of the country.

So the risk of one day's bad weather is spread out over many days.

So the weather wherever on the actual election day matters less.

Just wanted to rush that stunner to you from the AccuWeather folks in Pennsylvania.

-- Andrew Malcolm

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