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  • Ohio voter fight goes to Supreme Court

     
    by James Oliphant Ohio, right now considered a toss-up between John McCain and Barack Obama, is swiftly becoming the front line for concerns over voter suppression and voter fraud at the polls. The Supreme Court was asked Wednesday evening to......
  • Heading off another Bush v. Gore?

     
    by James Oliphant From a legal perspective, the Supreme Court's actions today seemed innocuous enough. The court, using fairly routine language, lifted an order directing the Ohio secretary of state from supplying the names of as many as 200,000 newly.......
  • Mike's no-ballot position: What's the expiration date?

     
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg's power grab is far from a sure bet for the moment. The latest poll shows overwhelming support for a popular vote on whether to change term limits. Bloomberg was quoted as saying today that he will not......
  • New Q poll: No to Mike

     
    NYC voters have tilted against Bloomberg's bid to extend term limits so he can seek a third term, according to a new Quinnipiac poll. In general terms, voters support term limits 62-29. They oppose extending the current 8-year maximum......
  • Will voter turnout top 70 percent?

     
    For nearly every election I can remember, local election officials wildly overestimate the potential turnout. The reality usually turns out to be much lower. But this time, the high projections might turn out to be true. Broward elections supervisor...
  • Extend early voting hours, says Alcee Hastings and other Democratic members of Congress

     
    South Florida Democratic members of Congress, including U.S. House members from Palm Beach County, today wrote Gov. Charlie Crist and Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning to seek an extension of early voting hours. The request is led by......
  • Brooklyn councilman hooted first, for his term turn

     
    David Yassky, minutes after pushing the referendum bill, voted for the Council bill to extend term limits, with the basic rationale that it's an imperfect choice -- and he draws static in the chamber. He says this is not a......
  • Dissident Council members: Let the people decide!

     
    The Council has begun to debate a presumably doomed amendment meant to send the term-limit issue to a new popular vote. Councilmember David Yassky (D-Brooklyn) noted that 89 percent in a poll agree there should be a referendum, and......
  • What's a reasonable voting wait?

     
    Americans have become a spoiled bunch of instant gratification junkies. No matter if you live in Sarah Palin???s ???real America??? or the overcrowded, over-diverse fake America of South Florida, we want everything and we want everything now. So it...
  • Turn Your Vote Green

     
    Zimride, a community carpooling website, has partnered with LiveEarth to sponsor "Carpool to the Polls," an effort to cut down on fuel use and carbon emissions as voters head to the ballot box on Nov. 4. As noted in a......
  • Early voting in the rain in Palm Beach County

     
    Dozens of rain-soaked early voters in central Palm Beach County at the Supervisor of Elections headquarters braved hourlong waits Friday to participate in the presidential election. "After getting soaking wet, yes, sure, I think it all went well," said......