The Command Post
2004 US Presidential Election
October 14, 2004
| Election Day Coverage: Command Post Recruitment Notice!

cpwu.jpgWe here at The Command Post pride ourselves on being able to cover all the news from around the globe in a timely matter, while remaining a friendly, interactive community.

As Election Day approaches, we are thinking about expanding that community interactivity in order to bring you the best, most complete coverage of the 2004 presidential election.

And this is where you come in. What we would like to do is recruit at least one Command Post representative from each state. That person would act as a man(woman)-on-the-spot for TCP by providing us with coverage from their state. The coverage could include man on the street interviews, photos from polling places, any breaking news happening in your area, coverage of your Senate or Congressional races, early results from your state in addition to anything else you think would be of interest to Command Post readers.

Just as TCP recorded history in the making by covering the beginning days of the Iraq war with minute by minute reporting from all over the world, we can again record history as it happens, with your help.

What do you get out of it? Well, if you have a blog you get your links in your coverage and most likely plenty of traffic to your site. But the best part is really being part of something bigger than that - you’ll be showing the world just how much the internet has changed the way the world get its news. You’ll be part of the largest information gathering on Election Day. History is made each Election Day. This year, you can be part of bringing that history into millions of homes as people from around the world keep an eye on the U.S. Election results.

Since March of 2003, TCP has been the place to go to for millions of people who want news as it happens and as it unfolds. November 2 will push Command Post forward once more, and we’d like nothing more than to have our loyal readers take part in that.

To sign up for our 2004 TCP Election Coverage Team, email us at michele at command-post dot org or alan at command-post dot org. We’ll respond as quickly as we can. Journalism is history written on the run. This Election Day, help us record the race!!

Posted by Michele at October 14, 2004 09:13 PM | TrackBack

Ok, Count me in - Northern California - South Placer County. I’m taking the day off of work, I have a blog and I can photoblog as well.

how do you want this done, live at the polls or local reactions?

Posted by: Frank Martin [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 14, 2004 07:58 PM

I’m in, from Atlanta, GA.

Carborundum non illegitimati!

Posted by: SammyT [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 14, 2004 08:46 PM

I believe I will be spending the evening of the election in the local Republican headquarters, so I will take charge of reporting at least north Texas results, although I’ll blog whatever comes before me from the state.

blog URL:

Posted by: Big Dog [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 14, 2004 08:46 PM

I will cover Virginia during election night

Posted by: Delta Dave [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 14, 2004 08:58 PM

I’m in for New Jersey, if it would be helpful. I would be able to serve in whatever capacity is helpful.

Posted by: Cynical Nation [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 14, 2004 09:03 PM

I’m in from Connecticut. :-)

Posted by: Opinari [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 14, 2004 09:07 PM

There’s no way I could take the day off, but I’d be happy to poll my co-workers, people outside my office building during the lunch hour, and people coming out of the polls after work, just as soon as I myself have voted. But keep in mind that I’m not a hard-core political blogger, so you may want me as an addition to, rather than the main person for Massachusetts. ;) But I’m totally willing! Either way, I’ll talk it up on my blog. Here I go to do that right now, in fact….

Posted by: Jen_S [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 14, 2004 09:07 PM

I’d be happy to help from Illinois.

Posted by: Spoons [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 14, 2004 09:12 PM

I would love to help from Arizona or if more than one person from Arizona is involved I can so Southern AZ.

Posted by: Scott B [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 14, 2004 09:23 PM

I could blog for Massghanistan.

Posted by: Nate [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 14, 2004 09:29 PM

I can help from the battleground state of Iowa. Live on the right coast, on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River.

Posted by: Buster [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 14, 2004 09:51 PM

Got anyone for Kansas yet? If not, then I volunteer.

Posted by: jdunavin [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 14, 2004 09:59 PM

I live in Louisville, Kentucky. Do I have to tone down my utter contempt for Lurch and refrain from using foul language? I’ll need instructions. Will we be blogging from this site?

Posted by: Joey [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 14, 2004 10:07 PM

I’ll take Alabama. I live just outside B’ham, I have the day off and I even have a little digital camera.

Posted by: susannac [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 14, 2004 10:14 PM

Rexburg, Idaho here..

Posted by: ViriiK [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 14, 2004 10:23 PM

I thought we were supposed to email, and I did… but count me in from West Virginia, land of beautiful scenery and alleged vote-buying.

Steve Bragg

Posted by: Steve from DOUBLE TOOTHPICKS [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 14, 2004 11:18 PM

I’m in Louisiana if you need someone from there.

Posted by: bbeck [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 14, 2004 11:59 PM

I can do Hawaii

Posted by: NorthShore [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2004 12:30 AM

Woops - This is my proper URL…

Posted by: NorthShore [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2004 12:31 AM

I’m in for Oregon!

Posted by: mellow-drama [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2004 12:49 AM

I can cover Washington state.

Posted by: Adam from Northern Exposure [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2004 01:00 AM

I’ll do what I can! I’m in Dayton, OH - possibly the 2nd most important city in this election :)

Extraordinary Convergence

Posted by: chublogga [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2004 01:36 AM

I can cover Missouri.

Posted by: Catalyst [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2004 01:40 AM

Email sent on behalf of SoCal.

Posted by: StrobeAlific [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2004 01:43 AM

Northeast Pennsylvania! Give me a chance, please.

Posted by: the_epistoler [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2004 01:49 AM

You have a North Texas volunteer, but seeings how everything is BIGGER is Texas… I would be glad to handle SE - Gulf Coast part of Texas, since I am located in Houston, TX. How do we find out if we get a nod and what to do?

Posted by: WriteWingWarrior [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2004 02:16 AM

I would like to blog from New York, if you do not have anyone yet. Not a battleground state, I know, but certainly much more complex politically than people realize. Plus, I’m a member of the smallest minority group in the incredibly-diverse borough of Queens . . . redneck.

Posted by: [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2004 02:43 AM

Count me in for Oklahoma.

Posted by: cadmus [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2004 04:11 AM

I’m in for Afganistan

Posted by: Naseem [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2004 07:40 AM

Detroit MI here. I would love to assist. My office actually closes for election day. I can photoblog as well. Inner city Detroit politics may be the most corrupt in the country.

Posted by: Dan Blomquist [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2004 07:54 AM

I can cover New Hampshire as I have in the past.

Posted by: DCE [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2004 08:00 AM

I can give you the Georgia coverage.

Riight now: Bush wins the state in a landslide.

Posted by: Ricky [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2004 08:52 AM

I can try and cover New Mexico for you. I am living in the SE part of the state and as I am retired I just happen to have that day off. It is a battleground state and one of the major factors will be voter fraud. It’s a bloodsport in this state. I will email to volunteer.

Posted by: Nightflyer [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2004 11:55 AM

I volunteer for Louisiana. I’m right outside of New Orleans.

Posted by: Sobek [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2004 01:42 PM

Another voice from Oregon. You can count me in if needed. Someone has to report on the big bulk of the State that isn’t Portland!

Posted by: Gullyborg [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2004 02:19 PM

I can take Maine and provide some battleground state coverage. I’m in the 2nd Congressional District—the big bulk of this state that, like Gullyborg’s area, is also not Portland. ME2 is the district which could give a single electoral vote to Bush if he wins the district but not the state.

Posted by: BD [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2004 05:51 PM

If Val Prieto and I are drunk enough on election night, we might do Florida.

Posted by: Steve H. [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2004 08:17 PM

Yo!! I am originally from Philly like you, and I live in the important swing state of New Mexico. I also go to UNM Law School, and would love to provide you with updates on election day.

My site:

my e-mail:

I’m in…let me know…Brian

Posted by: Brian G [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 15, 2004 10:50 PM

      I’d be willing to do reports for Minnesota, especially the south Minneapolis neighborhood.

Stephen M. St. Onge


Posted by: Stephen M. St. Onge [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 16, 2004 03:21 PM

I will offer help from Oregon too. A recent poll shows Bush up by 5 which seems amazing given Oregon’s sad history of voting for Democrats.

Posted by: Tazydog [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 17, 2004 03:25 AM

Voting has begun here in Oregon. So far, 2 votes for Bush (from our house). I am also seeing lots more Bush/Cheney signs and bumper stickers. Yeah. Go Bush!

Posted by: Tazydog [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 18, 2004 05:57 PM

I’ve volunteered from Houston, TX and I’ve sent my email to Michele. But I thought I’d post a message here too hoping that the TX volunteers could coordinate, if necessary. I’ve been thinking of doing a decidedly unscientific survey from a Houston sports bar in addition to posting the US House results from each district in TX. My district map and list can be seen at the URL linked to this post. For TX volunteers, if you’re interested in coordinating somehow, my blog email is:

Posted by: Citizen Z [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 19, 2004 08:58 PM

….party starts at eight..dont be late..BYOB..mixers will be available..hey..Alan~Michele,how `bout a little poll on the side..maybe a mug..hey ya`ll remember the decree..”VOTE EARLY AND VOTE OFTEN”..what a of those that will live forever..GO here or be nowhere !!
..electoral college Kerry-247..winner and still champion..yours and mine herrrrres…W-291,tie breaker.. closest state..Wisconsin..less than .5 %..

Posted by: Rob_NC [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 22, 2004 08:27 AM

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