Voting Early, Twitter Insults and Poll Watching

Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg View columnist. He taught political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University and wrote A Plain Blog About Politics.
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1. Seth Masket at FiveThirtyEight warns against extrapolating from early-voting statistics. I generally agree, but I’d add: especially if you know little about a state’s history and changes in how early voting is conducted over time.

2. Justin H. Gross and Kaylee T. Johnson at the Monkey Cage look at how the Republican candidates insulted each other over Twitter during this presidential campaign.

3. Also at the Monkey Cage: Erin Baggott Carter on China’s attitude toward the U.S. presidential candidates.

4. Joshua Green and Sasha Issenberg at Bloomberg Businessweek report from inside the Donald Trump campaign.

5. And Beth Reinhard at the Wall Street Journal goes to Republican poll-watcher training. Not surprising that plenty of Trump supporters believe his wild stories about voter fraud, but a quick reminder: Voter fraud is rare. Not nonexistent, but rare.

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