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Astrologers predict delay in election results because of void-of-course moon

November 6, 2012 - Andrea Johnson
Here are a couple of amusing election tidbits:

Astrologers at Stars Over and Spheres of have gloomily predicted that we might not find out the results of this election for a few weeks because there is a "void-of-course moon." Also, Mercury is retrograde, which apparently might mean machines will be screwed up and confusion surrounding the election, as there was in 2000.

Astrologers don't entirely agree what that means or whether it portends a win for Obama or Romney or a toss up that will have to be decided by the Supreme Court. Astrology seems to have a lot to do with interpretation, which leaves open a lot of possible answers. But if no one knows the answers by tonight, astrologers can say they aren't surprised.

More seriously, it was interesting to learn that some countries in the world allow 16-year-olds to vote. The BBC reports that 16-year-olds in Scotland will be permitted to vote in an election to decide whether Scotland should be independent. Brazil allows voting at 16 and Argentina has apparently just decided to lower its voting age to 16 as well.

I have some mixed opinions on the matter of the voting age, but I think lowering it would probably encourage more interest in the electoral process and give kids more of a voice in the laws that affect them. Maybe it would be a good idea to look at letting kids vote at an earlier age here, too.


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