Every day until the election, Slate will offer up one reason to be optimistic for your candidate.
46 days to go:
Today’s Good News for Romney:
With the candidates effectively tied in Nevada, Romney may yet be able to count on the state’s Mormon voters to tip the state red. Church officials recently embarked on a voter registration drive which, while technically nonpartisan, reminds Mormons to speak “with one voice” politically. And with 74 percent of Mormons identifying as Republican-leaning, there’s little doubt about what that “one voice” will be saying. A successful mobilization of Mormon voters, combined with an ever-rising unemployment rate, could help Nevada swing Romney’s way.
See today’s good news for Barack Obama.
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