Obama's "Project Houdini"--election trivia tid-bit

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Obama's "Project Houdini"--election trivia tid-bit

Postby castawaydave » November 5th, 2008, 11:55 pm

Brief quote from an upcoming "Newsweek" article:

"The Obama campaign's 'New Media' experts created a computer program that would allow a 'flusher'--the term for a volunteer who rounds up nonvoters on Election Day--to know exactly who had, and had not, voted in real time. They dubbed it Project Houdini, because of the way names disappear off the list instantly once people are identified as they wait in line at their local polling station."

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Re: Obama's "Project Houdini"--election trivia tid-bit

Postby Terry » November 6th, 2008, 1:27 pm


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Re: Obama's "Project Houdini"--election trivia tid-bit

Postby Jim Maloney » November 6th, 2008, 1:31 pm

I'm leaving the original post because it does have some relevance to magic, but any actual discussion of politics is going to be immediately removed. There are plenty of other sites where you can do that if you desire.

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