DENVER -- The Colorado Secretary of State's office says voters are on pace to break 2008's turnout numbers, when 92 percent of the state's active voters cast ballots. "There's a steady stream" at polling places, according to spokesman Rich Coolidge. Coolidge says there have been a few "hiccups" reported in the crucial swing counties of Arapahoe and Jefferson, with election judges misinterpreting Colorado's voter ID requirements and poll workers who misread their poll books. In general, says Coolidge, "So far so good."
Not in my primary wheelhouse! What I know about it in its lab demos and some oil field applications is promising. Helps with fluid mixing and gets better contact with liquids in the reservoirs, which is a big challenge of recovery. For the less technical reader, one of the big challenges is that a lot of oil gets left behind in reservoirs. There are many approaches to try to recover oil more efficiently.
I look at record. President Obama and Secretary Chu have focused heavily on renewable forms of energy. Very little on oil and nuclear and just recently on natural gas. Governor Romney does not have as much of a record to track, but seems to be more interested in supporting oil and natural gas while we transition towards alternatives. Shale gas and shale oil provide this opportunity in the US today.
Kyle Trygstad of Roll Call tells NewsHour political editor Christina Bellantoni that Virginia Democratic Senate candidate Tim Kaine has been both “hurt and helped” by President Obama.
WESTMINISTER, CO -- In Jefferson County, a Denver suburb that could be crucial to either parties’ victory, some voters had to cast provisional ballots this morning because of confusion by poll workers.
“They couldn't find me in the book,” Westminister voter Evelyn Cadman told CPR’s Mike Lamp, “And I had even my voter registration card that was mailed by Jefferson County elections, and still they said well you’re not in the book you have to vote a provisional ballot.”
The problem was that people with mail-in ballots were listed in a different part of the voter rolls than those voting in-person, and poll workers couldn't find some of their names. The Jefferson County clerk’s office says it did some immediate training after the problems were reported and that all those provisional ballots will be counted.
Cellulosic options use all of the plant, and can be grown on land that is not as good for food crops with less water and fertilizer. So not a “food for fuels” solution. Same for algae. The challenge as you point out is scale. It takes a lot of land to grow enough to make a substantive difference. And it takes energy to convert a carbohydrate into a hydrocarbon. Can be good supplements, but won’t replace oil.
RALEIGH, NC -- Republicans could pick up several governorships tonight and North Carolina could be one of them. Polls show former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory has a commanding lead over Lt. Gov. Walton Dalton in the race for governor. McCrory would be the first Republican governor since 1985 and only the third since 1901. The current governor, Beverly Purdue is retiring in the shadow of a campaign finance investigation and with only a 30 percent approval margin.
RealClearPolitics reporting that the Romney campaign's Orca app has crashed. Can't monitor turnout operation. Obama campaign had the same problem in 2008 with their monitoring operation.
I can’t comment on the politics of this; and all energy has politics! Right now, about 20% renewables (which are intermittent sources of energy) is about the most that grid operators can manage, because they have to backstop it with something that can come on quickly (like nat gas). That puts a bit of a ceiling on RPS, until such time as we solve energy storage.
Republicans have campaigned heavily in Pennsylvania in the past two weeks. As the polls close at 8 p.m., analysts will be watching Pennsylvania this state closely.
DEAL: Z’Tejas offering buy one get one free entrée, or 20% off each to-go order for anyone who votes from 4pm to close, according to ABC15's Smart Shopper.
RNC staff says Orca IS working
Reminder: 270 electoral votes are needed to win the presidency. 83 are up for grabs in tossup states.