Romney v. Obama dance-off?; votes for sale; and new online disclosures for Congress (read-this roundup)

(Adam Taylor/ABC)

Cha-cha campaign — Maybe they could settle this whole election thing in a dance-off? Our favorite question from the Washington Post-ABC poll was “who would you rather see as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars?” (Yes, we apparently asked that.) Obama is perceived to have fleeter feet, and 51 percent of registered voters preferred him to Mitt Romney, who captured only 26 percent.

Pst, wanna buy an election? — Some people think of voting as a sacred right, but as our colleague David Fahrenthold reports, most voter fraud consists of people selling their votes — and usually they go pretty cheaply.

Welcome to the 21st century — Getting financial disclosure and other forms on members of Congress often has felt like an exercise in tree-killing bureaucracy, but now more information about the finances of members, and candidates is finally available online.

Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.


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