Recounts and Partisan Bickering Tire Washington Voters Story Here Archive
SEATTLE, Dec. 25 - Washington voters, confused by the bizarre turn of events in the excruciatingly close race for governor after more than seven weeks of vote counting, legal wrangling and partisan battling, are starting to sound quite flustered.
Votes tallied for governor, but what's next is unclear Story Here Archive
While Democrat Christine Gregoire won the third ? and presumably, final ? tally in the governor's race by 130 votes, no one is sure yet whether the election really is over.
When recounts count Story Here Archive
One of these days the mightiest democracy in the world may have to go back to school to learn how to conduct elections. In a closely divided electorate, flaws in the process that once could have been shrugged off no longer can be.
The Republican Leadership?s Problem With Democracy Story Here Archive
The Republican Party leadership in the era of George W. Bush seems to be demonstrating a serious problem with the basic concepts of American Democracy. Our Founding Fathers started this nation on the path of greatness by establishing a growing citizen control of our government by use of the vote. For most of our history, our national political story has been one of greater and greater democracy. The greatness of the American experience was historically defined by our democratic processes instead of our military or economic power.
Kerry votes switched to Bush and ballots pre-punched for Bush Story Here Archive
Pre-punched ballots; touch-screen vote switching; more absentee votes than absentee voters; unfair provisional voter deletions; change of voting sites on Election Day. voter suppression; voter intimidation; double voting; malfunctioning machines; recalibrated machines; evidently rigged machines; and even 25 million negative votes registered in some races in Mahoning County!
Green Party candidate files claim on voting machines Story Here Archive
COLUMBUS - One of two minor-party presidential candidates who paid for a recount of the Ohio vote has asked a federal court to control access to voting machines and election records used in the recount.
Rossi might contest election results Story Here Archive
OLYMPIA Dino Rossi's current plan for keeping Washington's never-ending governor's race alive appears to be dying, and Republicans acknowledge his only option might be to formally contest the results.
Election changes are winner in recount Story Here Archive
The exhausting, exasperating, excruciatingly close Washington governor's election might be the worst thing to happen to democracy since Florida's pregnant chads. Or, it might be no big deal.
Making elections better, and stopping divisiveness, too Story Here Archive
OVER THE PAST couple of months there have been complaints and critiques of how the United States conducts elections. Fortunately, not all such news is bad, and the voters of Massachusetts should take note.
Nation gets better at vote counts Story Here Archive
America did a much better job of counting its votes this year.
Some people just have no respect for the law these days. Unfortunately, they happen to be in charge of our elections
Vote Recount Fight 'Is Not Over' Story Here Archive
Advocates for a recount of the presidential race in New Mexico continue to underscore discrepancies in vote totals as reasons, even though the state Supreme Court has denied their request.
Jesse Jackson on the Election Results and Irregularities in Ohio Story Here Archive
Those who cherish freedom and democracy, and who have waged the struggle for the right to vote, will continue to seek the truth.
Voting Problems in Ohio Spur Call for Overhaul Story Here Archive
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 22 - William Shambora, 53, is the kind of diligent voter who once assumed that his ballot always counted. He got a rude awakening this year.
Harvey Wasserman Interview on Ohio Election Story Here Archive
AMY GOODMAN: Harvey Wasserman is our guest, Senior Editor at the Free Press, based in Ohio. Welcome to Democracy Now!
Recount expense criticized Story Here Archive
COLUMBUS - State lawmakers will look at ways next year to make it harder and more expensive to get election recounts.
Candidate asks federal court to preserve evidence Story Here Archive
COLUMBUS, Ohio - One of two minor-party presidential candidates who paid for a recount of the Ohio vote has asked a federal court to control access to voting machines and election records used in the recount.
More legal challenges looming in governor's race? Story Here Archive
SEATTLE One chapter in Washington's tumultuous governor's race closed Thursday, when Democrat Christine Gregoire beat Republican Dino Rossi in a statewide hand recount by a razor-thin 130-vote margin.
Lawsuit Before the Ohio Supreme Court Story Here Archive
NATURE OF THE ACTION On December 13, 2004, numerous Ohio citizens contested ?the certification of the election of the electors pledged to George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney for the offices, respectively, of President of the United States and Vice President of the United Sates for the terms commencing January 20, 2005?? and ??the certification of the election of Thomas Moyer for the office of Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court for the term commencing in 2005.?
Craven studies election changes Story Here Archive
Craven commissioners were assured of the accuracy of the 2004 election returns as the county elections director outlined problems encountered and remedies to prevent their reoccurrence.