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Exceptionally Tacky Omnibus Apology

I have essentially no way to keep up with volume of e-mail (several hundred messages per day) that I’m receiving every 24 hours. While things ought to become relatively normal again after November 4, they certianly won’t get any better between now and the Election. If I responded to all the e-mails that I might respond to under ordinary circumstances, I literally would not have any time left to maintain the website.

So basically, I’m begging for your forgiveness if I seem like I’m being an a**hole, and my profound apologies if I’m not able to get back to you personally, even if I know you personally. I do have lots and lots of starred messages that I’m hoping to respond to … eventually.

If there’s something particularly urgent, please do NOT hesitate to re-send it to me if you haven’t heard back. This is a help to me, not an annoyance. Also, if you have my phone number, it is probably better to call rather than write.

Finally, thank you all for your well-wishes and support.


Nate Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.