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3 things to know one month before Election Day 2008

In the final weeks of the presidential campaign, the race remains close. Here's a snapshot of things we know as Nov. 4 fast approaches:

1 The VP debate rocked. Americans were eager to take the measure of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, as a stunning 73-million viewers saw her debate Sen. Joe Biden. That's far more than the 52.4-million viewers who tuned in for the presidential debate last week. Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama will meet Tuesday in the second of three debates, a town-hall style meeting in Nashville.

2 Florida is the front line. Have you noticed that there's a candidate in the state every couple of days? That's because Florida's 27 electoral votes are key to either ticket's electoral map. Palin makes a two-day swing through the state next week, starting Monday morning at Clearwater's Coachman Park.

3 In Florida, the deadline to register is Monday. If you want to vote in November you have to be registered and Monday is your last chance to file an application with the supervisor of elections. For more information, visit the state's Web site at http://election.dos.state.fl.us/.



1. The VP debate rocked. Americans were eager to take the measure of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin as a stunning 69.9-million viewers saw her debate Sen. Joe Biden. That's far more than the 52.4-million viewers who tuned in for the presidential debate last week. Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama will meet again Tuesday in the second of three debates. The Nashville debate will be a town-hall style meeting where voters ask questions.

2. Florida is the front line. Have you noticed that there's a candidate in the state every couple of days? That's because Florida's 27 electoral votes are key to either ticket's electoral map. Next up: Gov. Sarah Palin makes a two-day swing through the state next week, starting Monday morning at Clearwater's Coachman Park.

3. Deadline to register is Monday. If you want to vote in November you have to be registered and Monday is your last chance to file an application with the Supervisor of Elections. For more information, visit the state's Web site at http://election.dos.state.fl.us/.

The volatility of this election season isn't likely to change in the final weeks, mainly because the race remains so close. Here's a quick snapshot of things we know today.

1. The VP debate rocked. Americans were eager to take the measure of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin as a stunning 69.9-million viewers saw her debate Sen. Joe Biden. That's far more than the 52.4-million viewers who tuned in for the presidential debate last week. Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama will meet again Tuesday in the second of three debates. The Nashville debate will be a town-hall style meeting where voters ask questions.

2. Florida is the front line. Have you noticed that there's a candidate in the state every couple of days? That's because Florida's 27 electoral votes are key to either ticket's electoral map. Next up: Gov. Sarah Palin makes a two-day swing through the state next week, starting Monday morning at Clearwater's Coachman Park.

3. Deadline to register is Monday. If you want to vote in November you have to be registered and Monday is your last chance to file an application with the Supervisor of Elections. For more information, visit the state's Web site at http://election.dos.state.fl.us/.

3 things to know one month before Election Day 2008 10/03/08 [Last modified: Saturday, October 4, 2008 9:52am]
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