” Interest in the midterm elections is at a fever pitch in much of the country, with both Democrats and Republicans far more passionate than they’ve been in more than a decade.” Will this result in high turnout? That’s far from certain. From WaPo: Despite rampant voter enthusiasm, the reality: Many don’t plan to vote in November. (I’m already in line at my polling place…)

+ Some voters are too disillusioned or apathetic to vote. Others want to vote, but politicians in power keep figuring out new ways to prevent them from doing so. “According to the Brennan Center for Justice, ninety-nine bills designed to diminish voter access were introduced last year in thirty-one state legislatures.”