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Election '08: Don't Let Your Vote be Stolennew

The pollsters and pundits seem to agree: Barack Obama has a huge lead over John McCain in the race for president. But that doesn't mean McCain won't win.
Isthmus  |  Bill Lueders  |  11-03-2008  |  Politics

Suppressing Minority Votes -- Legallynew

The main ploys the GOP will use to damp down minority votes on Nov. 4 have drawn virtually no media attention. They include letter-writing challenges, residence and citizenship challenges of non-native born Latino voters, and reliance on a provision in the Help America Vote Act on provisional ballots. Worst of all, these tactics are all perfectly legal.
Jackson Free Press  |  Earl Ofari Hutchinson  |  10-31-2008  |  Commentary

What If the Election Doesn't End on Tuesday?new

The GOP fuss over the ACORN isn't just a way to whip up the conservative base. It's a possible prelude to post-election litigation aimed at reversing an Obama victory.
Boston Phoenix  |  Adam Reilly  |  10-30-2008  |  Commentary

The Election's Already in the Bag: It's McCain, Stupid!new

I think the election is over. Signed, sealed, and delivered. With all due respect to Malcolm, McCain will take the presidency by all means necessary. There's just too much money to be made from war to give it all up just for the sake of "democracy." Of course, I might be wrong, and it’ll be the sweetest mistake of my life.
San Antonio Current  |  Enrique Lopetegui  |  10-30-2008  |  Commentary

Will the Election Be Fair in Wisconsin?new

Wisconsin voters are expected to turn out in unprecedented numbers for the Nov. 4 election. And that has created some concern about the integrity of such a high-stakes election in a state that has had razor-thin winning margins in recent presidential elections.
Shepherd Express  |  Lisa Kaiser  |  10-24-2008  |  Politics

Is ACORN a Scapegoat or Villian?new

The venom conservatives have directed toward the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now in the waning weeks of this presidential election has truly been something to behold.
Orlando Weekly  |  Adriana Ruiz  |  10-23-2008  |  Politics

Is Your Vote Safe?new

Complaints about possible fraud in electronic voting persist in Georgia and elsewhere. Experts point to "patches" in the software, improper procedures and differences between electronic vote counts and those obtained by exit polling or hand counts.
Metro Spirit  |  Joshua McCracken  |  10-08-2008  |  Policy Issues

The Winnebago Vote: How 12,000 RVers Tilt East Texas Electionsnew

A mail-forwarding business near Livingston allows these RVers to claim legal residency in Texas, while many have never been to Livingston, or even Texas, and own property in other states. Together these 12,000 overwhelmingly Republican voters have helped erode what was once a stronghold of yellow dog Democrats.
The Texas Observer  |  Forrest Wilder  |  10-08-2008  |  Politics

Attempts in New Mexico to Rock the Vote Rock the Boatnew

It remains to be seen if New Mexico's past problems with voter irregularities have become a joking matter. A massive surge of voter-registration drives leading up to the Nov. 4 election, combined with a recent court ruling regarding voter-registration groups and the discovery of fraudulent voter-registration cards, indicate otherwise.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Mark Sanders  |  09-26-2008  |  Politics

Latest History-Making Story Ignored by the Press: Impeachmentnew

When future historians sit down to study this era, archived media stories will be of little use to them, unless the Brad Pitt-Angela Jolie baby grows up to rule the world. Probably the biggest history-making story to be ignored by the corporate media this month is the introduction in the US Congress of Articles of Impeachment against George W. Bush.
Artvoice  |  Michael I. Niman  |  06-23-2008  |  Commentary

How Texas' Attorney General Suppresses the Votenew

Greg Abbott prosecutes Democrats who help seniors vote by mail while ignoring Republican ballot-box stuffing.
The Texas Observer  |  Steven Rosenfeld  |  04-23-2008  |  Politics

Breaking Away from What’s Brokennew

This Mexican election wants to be your role model.
San Antonio Current  |  Keli Dailey  |  06-28-2006  |  Politics

Was It Hacked?new

The Bush administration's "fix" of the 2000 election debacle (the Help America Vote Act) made crooked elections considerably easier, by foisting paperless electronic voting on states before the bugs had been worked out or meaningful safeguards could be installed.
Orlando Weekly  |  Alan Waldman  |  11-18-2004  |  Politics

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