It's a fun way to tone down the negativity surrounding the election and take out your frustrations on the opposition. It's also a useful tool in encouraging voter participation and stimulating debate
Studio City, CA (PRWEB) August 30, 2004
SqueezeVote.com who hosts the battle of the squeeze dolls reported Monday that overall voting traffic has increased by 45% within the last week alone.
Company officials attribute the frenzy to the partisanship surrounding the controversial attacks on John KerryÂs Vietnam service record and the surprise assignment of Texas to Kerry in last weeks SqueezeVote.com Electoral College Prediction Map. The current prediction as well as those going back to early July can be viewed at http://www.squeezevote.com
SqueezeVote.com hosts the "Battle of the Squeeze Dolls" and offers two of the hottest political novelties in the 2004 Election.
The George Bush Squeeze Doll depicts The President in the flight suit he wore during an Aircraft Carrier Landing in 2003 complete with flight suit and helmut he's giving the "Thumbs up", the John Kerry Squeeze Doll depicts the candidate wearing flip-flop sandals while holding a stack of waffles and with a bottle of ketchup in his back pocket.
When a customer makes a purchase, they cast a vote for the candidate they support in the Presidential election. The vote is counted in the state to which their order is shipped. The Electoral Prediction's are created by these sales statistics.
The fun and innovative dolls are favored for Stress relief by voters who love to squeeze and torment their opponent. Nearly 3/4 of customers also buy the doll of the candidate they support with the intent to "Squeeze with affection". Sales are also hot to political novelty collectors who identify these dolls as unique and valuable.
Ron Howell of SqueezeVote.com points out "It's a fun way to tone down the negativity surrounding the election and take out your frustrations on the opposition. It's also a useful tool in encouraging voter participation and stimulating debate".
Each Sunday, the results are tabulated and added to the previous weeks totals. When one candidates total votes within a state is 51% or greater, that state and it's electoral votes are assigned to that candidate.
SqueezeVote.com produces a US Map visually depicting the assigned states (Bush states are Red, Kerry states are Blue and Too Close to call or Swing states are Yellow).
Hi-resolution maps are available for media broadcast and/or reprint at http://www.squeezevote.com/press.html
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