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Sat Oct 27, 2012, 08:45 PM

1. As far as Iowa goes...

There are 3 million people in Iowa. Roughly just under half vote. So, if we've got 400,000 who have voted, we can estimate that this is 35 percent of the electorate.

That really is amazing that we're that far ahead in Iowa. 44 Dem to 30 Rep (with the remaining Indies).

The Iowa ground game is truly phenomenal. Iowa passed a law that allows "satellite voting." To obtain a "satellite voting location" you need 100 signatures. Obama took full advantage of this. In Iowa, there are 56 satellite voting locations on-campus at Iowa colleges. These satellite locations are up for two weeks, up until the election.

Isn't that just brilliant??? College students don't have to leave their campus to vote. These locations are there because the Obama campaign took full advantage of Iowa's laws.

The Obama campaign has been very creative with these satellite voting locations. I saw one at a Hispanic grocer store near the interstate.

They really are microtargeting. This campaign has totally gone granular, and I have a feeling that Obama will be able to pull out these victories in close swing states--precisely because of these tactics across many states that microtarget voters right down to their college campuses and neighborhoods.

It really is genius.

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