October 27th, 2008
10:01 PM ET


Lisa Ort
AC360° Producer

Early voting…and other stories on our radar:

ON THE TRAIL: Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin will campaign together in Pennsylvania with rallies in Hershey and Quakertown before McCain heads to Fayetteville, NC.  Palin stays in Pennsylvania attending rallies in Shippensburg and University Park.  Sen. Obama starts his day in Pennsylvania with a rally in Chester and then heads to a rally in Harrisonburg, VA and finishes the day with a rally in Norfolk, VA.    Sen. Biden will be at rallies in Ocala and Melbourne, FL. 

RAW POLITICS: Thirty states allow for early voting and up to 30% of Americans may have voted for John McCain or Barack Obama well before Nov.4th rolls around. Why are people coming out earlier than normal?  Who are they voting for?  

KWAME KILPATRICK SENTENCING: Scheduled date of sentencing for former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who pled guilty to obstruction of justice.

FREEDOM AWARDS: The National Civil Rights Museum honors those people whose accomplishments demonstrate the spirit of the Civil Rights Movement.   This year’s freedom awards go to Al Gore, Diane Nash and B.B. King.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Clarence Albuquerque

    I do like Max's idea of speculating on what happens after the election. I would also like to know about some the stories CNN is planning for next week. Unfortunately, with all the early voting, I'm afraid that that we may not know an immediate decision in the election. But there is other news to cover... the economy? the international money strategies or fears? The road out of Iraq/ Afghanistan? etc.

    October 28, 2008 at 1:05 pm |
  2. rotto rutter ralf

    Again the republicans get it WRONG In the chicken button commercial they put it on the RIGHT. From 2000 to 2006 the republican working majority made it clear at every opportunity the democrats could use the chicken button because it did not matter.

    October 28, 2008 at 12:34 pm |
  3. Lisa Byard

    Overseas Ballots...please can someone tell me why they are not counting overseas ballots? The military wants to vote for McCain and this could be what sets him over the top. Look at the Virginia Pilot if you would like more on the story...Please we have to count these votes...Military overseas want to vote for McCain...please count these ballots regardless if there is a address on them or not. 🙂 Thank you...Lisa Byard-Norfolk, VA

    October 28, 2008 at 11:11 am |
  4. Michelle,fonthill,ont, canada

    This election is getting people fired up and ready to make that"change".It seem that more poeple are voting because they are mad as hell and not going to take it any more!

    October 28, 2008 at 10:21 am |
  5. Max

    Why don't YOU start speculating on the AFTERMATH????

    October 28, 2008 at 7:27 am |
  6. muna

    can a person who is us citizen vote if they are out of the country?

    October 28, 2008 at 7:21 am |
  7. Doris Lauter

    Most people know who they are voting for, so why wait?

    I have a question. Sarah Palin stands and speaks in front of a sign that says "America First". Isn't she a hypocrit, since she and her husband tried to separate Alaska from the United States?

    Ojai, California

    October 28, 2008 at 1:38 am |
  8. albert

    How can somebody spending 150k on clothes alone claim to be fighting for the middle class? Can Hockey moms and joe six packs spend even $10000 on cloth annually? Obama has the answer to the suffering of the middle class.Go Obama Go DNC.This is the year for a real CHANGE.

    October 28, 2008 at 1:32 am |
  9. Tom

    Dear CNN..perhaps you should read your own guidelines. How vague can you get..a source close to McCann, someone in the know, Mccains hairdresser, give us names not vague no name sources. Are you a news agency, reliable or just an Obama "source" close to the candidate? Did you talk to Obama hairdresser also. We wants facts not conjecture. Can you give us those? Why no actual names for McCains sources?

    October 28, 2008 at 1:25 am |
  10. Bllinda

    I would like to know who is paying for Governor Palin children to travel with her. Why can't she get child care like every one else. Do her children go to school? probley our tax dollar are paying for her to take her family with her on her campaigne trail, no other canidate has their children with them like she do what up with that!

    October 27, 2008 at 11:27 pm |
  11. Charles the Republican

    I've been a proud republican for 16 years. This is by far the most embarrassing election for not only the republican party but for America as a whole.

    Sen. McCain's choice for a running mate (Gov. Palin) was a clear choice of desperation to keep up the hype of having a woman in the race for the White House. No disrespect to you Gov. Palin, but I'm sure some where in Washington or else where, there's a more qualified woman PAYING HER DUES to move through the ranks towards the White House. Some voters may have been taken for a fool but I'm no idiot McCain, would you have picked Palin if there was a Obama/Clinton ticket? Wow, what a maverick, you really know how to pull the wool over the eyes of America.

    October 27, 2008 at 11:24 pm |

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