Today in class we read "Franchise", a short story by Isaac Asimov. It was written in 1955 about an election in 2008, today actually. For more about computers in the 1950's and elections check out this really cool article from Wired News about Univac.
Many of you, however, were off taking the CAHSEE. I'm sorry you missed a great story. I have extra copies if you want to read it.