For many Americans the presidential election is already over. Millions casted their ballots early, giving both parties a better idea about voter turnout in key areas. For the more superstitious types the outcome is already known.
Hardcore sports fans and political junkies are familiar with the “Redskins Rule.” As explained by the Christian Science Monitor, the result of the Washington Redskins game the Sunday before Election Day is the longest-running predictor of the presidency. The ‘Skins are 18-1 since 1940 in correctly predicting the victor. The team’s loss to the Carolina Panthers yesterday means—as history goes except for one hiccup—that Mitt Romney will win. (For details about the rule, and how college football may help Obama, click here).
If you are neither an early bird voter, nor a believer in the sports gods control over Democracy, check out Zinio’s More Than Headlines blog. A collection of political news and opinion from the world’s finest magazines, the blog is a resource for undecided voters and the big party faithful alike. Cram on important technology issues at stake courtesy of PC Magazine, discover what events are most competitive at the Romney Family Games in ESPN The Magazine, flip through an interview from Good Housekeeping with the first lady and relive the days when Rick Perry was the GOP front-runner with Texas Monthly.