This seems like a ridiculous amount of trouble to go to for something we'll have the official results on in less than a week:
Vigo County's reputation for predicting presidential elections has reached across the ocean, stirring the interest of an Italian newspaper correspondent, who is visiting Terre Haute.
Mario Margiocco, 63, is trying to discover how the county has correctly picked the presidential winner, with two exceptions, since 1892.
Meanwhile, the results are in for the Weekly Reader poll of the nation's students, which has predicted the winner in 12 of the last 13 presidential elections:
And the nation's students resoundingly say that Barack Obama will be the country's next leader. In the 14th Weekly Reader election survey, with more than 125,000 votes cast from kindergarten through 12th grade, the result was Obama 54.7% and John McCain 42.9% (with "other" candidates receiving 2.5% of the student vote). The Obama victory in the classroom electoral vote was even more resounding: The Democrat won 33 states and the District of Columbia, garnering 420 electoral votes, while McCain took 17 states and 118 electoral votes.
Come on, doesn't anyone else see the obvious liberal bias in this poll? Liberals, as we know, see the government as mommy and daddy -- they look to the state to fulfill all their needs. Well, these "voters" have actual mommies and daddies who look after their every need. Think these kids are going to vote for scary old "Eat your peas!" John McCain?