"It all comes down to turnout"?

That’s one of Thad’s favorite phrases — and I’m sure we’ll hear more from him today after he hears it a few thousand times!

But back to serious business about voter turnout, there are reports this morning of some very significant weather problems in both the Northwest and the Southeast. Flooding is expected in Oregon and Washington, but given that the reliance in those states on early and absentee voting, these weather problems may not be as important an issue in making it difficult for people to get to the polls as in the Southeast. Showers are also expected in the mid-Atlantic states, and throughout the Ohio valley.

It’s beautiful — but chilly — here in Santa Fe. Off to start our day in New Mexico, starting here in Santa Fe, and then heading south to Albuquerque.