Reading While Eating for Nov. 6: Election Day

Today's The Day! After a full year of intense campaigning, America's great day of reckoning is here, so stand up and be counted. Not gonna vote today? Here's why your excuse sucks.

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Today’s The Day! After a full year of intense campaigning, America’s great day of reckoning is here, so stand up and be counted. Not gonna vote today? Here’s why your excuse sucks. (www.yourexcusesucks.com)

…Even if You’re One of these People. Here’s 10 famous non-voters who, in NewsFeed’s opinion, should really know better. Sorry, Jake Tapper. You gotta play if you want to win. (Mental Floss)

A Modest Proposal: TIME TV critic James Poniewozik has an idea: Don’t watch the news today. You’ll thank yourself later. (TIME.com)

…Because it’ll just confuse you. According to the New York Times, there are 512 ways to the White House. Thanks, electoral college. (New York Times)

…And in Case that’s Still Not Clear: Here’s a statistical look at both campaigns, in helpful burger form. (Tumblr via The Daily Wh.at)

Hope vs. Math: BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith and Zeke Miller break down why Dems think they will win and why the GOP thinks they¬†should win. (BuzzFeed)

America: The Story: The Guardian has put together the full tale of the 2012 election in beautiful graphic novel form. (The Guardian)

Bullet Dodged: Justin Bieber is bummed that he can’t vote. (Twitter)

Meanwhile, in Egypt: Coptic Christians chose their next pope by having a blindfolded boy pull a name out of a cup. Seemed to work okay. (The Australian)

Dear Prudence: My mom “felt like a failure as a mother” after I voted for Obama. Ouch. (Slate)

Listen Up: Here’s something to keep your company while you wait at the polls: two election day playlists. (TIME.com, New Yorker)

In Space, No One Can Hang Your Chad: Here’s how astronauts on the International Space Station vote. (Forbes)

A Look Back: The best of 2012’s election buzzwords in 90 seconds. (TIME.com)