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Our efforts to handicap Time's "Person of the Year" continue apace, and voting in the reader poll remains brisk. Elsewhere, this first wave of publicity has crested and rolled back, leaving only a Time-sponsored speculative nubbin (though we think it's neat that astronaut James Lovell picks Kim Jong-Il). Right now, you seem to think "The American Voter" the most likely choice, but there's plenty of space for other candidates to catch up. Poor Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani only has one vote! We'll let this race run through next week; then in anticipation of the official announcement in mid-December, we'll narrow the field to the top vote-getters for a runoff. If you haven't voted yet, do so (and inspect current results) after the jump.

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