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Spending freeze, gay rights on Washington ballot

Voters have already received their mail ballots across the Evergreen State and the two hottest issues in the Nov. 3 election are I-1033, a rightwing measure to impose deep spending cuts, and another ballot question, R-71 to ratify the state legislature’s Domestic Partnership law.

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Demonstration demands end to Bloomberg education policies

About 200 people turned out to an outdoor rally on Sunday sponsored by Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, to protest current Mayor Michael Bloomberg's handling of the city school system.

Howard Dean endorses Josh Skaller for N.Y. City Council

BROOKLYN, N.Y.— Howard Dean, founder of Democracy for America and Democratic National Committee Chair Emeritus, gave an enthusiastic endorsement to City Council candidate Josh Skaller, saying that “we need people who are going to be on the streets all the time listening to ordinary people.”

The myth of voter fraud

As Congress probes the firing of eight U.S. attorneys, attention is centering on who knew what, and when. It’s just as important to focus on “why,” such as the reason given for the firing of at least one of the U.S. attorneys, John McKay of Washington state: failure to prosecute the phantom of individual voter fraud.

Ohio vote tally still being questioned

CLEVELAND — Upset by the certification of Ohio’s presidential election results by Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, several Ohio groups are demanding a recount of the vote.

Ohio voters cry fraud, demand recount

The crowd packing an African American church in Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 28 cheered as Rev. Jesse Jackson urged the Ohio Supreme Court to set aside George W. Bush’s narrow win in this battleground state. click here for Spanish text

A curse and a blessing

Opinion I was one of thousands of New Yorkers who volunteered to canvass in the battleground state of Pennsylvania. I’ve done electoral and other political work for over 30 years, and I’ve never in my life seen this kind of grassroots intensity, enthusiasm, and commitment for a national election.

Give no quarter to voter fraud and suppression

Opinion It is absolutely fundamental to have all votes counted and no votes suppressed. It’s that simple.

Uncertaintys challenge

Opinion Last Election Day the unthinkable may have happened. George W. Bush may have been elected President of the United States of America … but we do not know if he really won or if we were cheated for the second election in a row.

Hey, Twin Cities: Thanks for the support!

The Twin Cities were alive with political activity the Sept. 24-26 weekend. Volunteers were doing voter registration in front of grocery stores.

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