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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: May 16, 2004 Pioneers Fill War Chest, Then Capitalize
QUOTE: Of the 246 fundraisers [for Bush] identified by The Post as Pioneers in the 2000 campaign, 104 -- or slightly more than 40 percent -- ended up in a job or an appointment.
Washington Post May 03, 2004 Who Hacked the Voting System? The Teacher
QUOTE: [Professor Rubin's--Ed.] report painted a grim picture: "We conclude that, as a society, we must carefully consider the risks inherent in electronic voting, as it places our very democracy at risk."
New York Times Apr 30, 2004 Study Finds 25 Nations Hindered by Corruption
QUOTE: A survey of government accountability and openness in 25 countries around the globe has found that each one is challenged by corruption and lacks sufficient protections against electoral abuses, including developed democracies such as the United States, Germany and Japan.
Washington Post Apr 27, 2004 China Bars Steps by Hong Kong Toward More Democratic Voting
QUOTE: Beijing on Monday barred popular elections for Hong Kong's chief executive in 2007 and ruled out any expanded voting by the general public for the legislature in 2008...
New York Times Apr 26, 2004 Florida Legislators Take on a Voter Right
QUOTE: Florida is among 24 states that let residents bypass their elected leaders and put proposals to amend the Constitution directly on the ballot...But lawmakers have long complained that the process unfairly burdens the state by mandating expensive new programs.
New York Times Apr 23, 2004 A Vote Fix at Fox, Or Just 'Idol' Gossip?
QUOTE: Viewers stunned by voting results on "American Idol" this week began tossing the "c" word around again. That's "c" as in "conspiracy."
Washington Post Feb 23, 2004 Low Turnout Tells Tale of Iranian Vote
QUOTE: ...said the dynamics of the [Iranian--Ed.] law-making body would be driven by the knowledge that the conservative side won its majority by barring competitors.
Washington Post Jan 17, 2004 Supreme Court Hands Texas GOP a Redistricting Victory
QUOTE: As do most states, Texas has a long tradition of congressional redistricting plans foisted on the minority party by the majority.
Washington Post Nov 03, 2003 File Sharing Pits Copyright Against Free Speech
QUOTE: Diebold Election Systems, which makes voting machines, is waging legal war against grass-roots advocates, including dozens of college students, who are posting on the Internet copies of the companys internal communications about its electronic voting machines.
New York Times Sep 23, 2003 Cheering for Carol
QUOTE: ...the only woman in the race has more people questioning her motives and legitimacy than the only vegan in the race, Kucinich....If Braun is running only for her ego, what about the nine men?
Washington Post Writers Group Aug 11, 2003 Democrats Unlikely to Retake House
QUOTE: ...the states used 2000 census data to redraw congressional maps and lock hundreds of House members into safe districts -- thus helping to protect the Republican majority...
Washington Post Jun 30, 2003 Apathetic Voters Seem Likely to Prolong Mexican Stalemate
QUOTE: The PRI still holds a plurality in the Senate and the lower House of Congress, and it has stymied Mr. Fox's proposals for changing Mexico at almost every turn....Mexico has the world's toughest term limits: no one at the federal level can be re-elected, not members of Congress, senators or presidents.
New York Times Feb 27, 2003 Voting Software Firm Gets Sued
QUOTE: In a case calling into question the thoroughness of the certification process for touch-screen voting systems, a former engineer for an election software company has filed a lawsuit against his ex-employer, claiming executives ignored his warnings of potential defects.
Wired Feb 01, 2003 Silicon Valley to Vote on Tech
QUOTE: For Santa Clara County, home to the likes of Cisco Systems, Sun Microsystems and Hewlett-Packard, it's become something of an embarrassment that election officials continue to use some of the most outdated voting technology in operation.
Wired Dec 19, 2002 Republicans Are Still Playing the Race Card
QUOTE: Democrats could refrain from any further role in making Lott the poster boy for smarmy Republican racial politics. In return, Republicans could quit the smarmy racial politics.
Newsday Nov 21, 2002 Drug Industry Seeks Ways to Capitalize on Election Success
QUOTE: Having spent more than $30 million to help elect their allies to Congress, the major drug companies are devising ways to capitalize on their electoral success by securing favorable new legislation and countering the pressure that lawmakers in both parties feel to lower the cost of prescription drugs, industry officials say.
New York Times Oct 30, 2002 Voting technology: Will the chads still hang?
QUOTE: But the danger, say observers of reform, is that it focuses too heavily on technology and not enough on the human element of voting - finding and training dedicated poll workers and educating voters.
Law.com Oct 11, 2002 Nigeria Vote: Peace Through Tech?
QUOTE: Nigerian officials are investing $30 million in technology that they hope will allow the country to have a peaceful presidential election next April.
Wired Oct 09, 2002 Sometimes It's One Voter, 2 ID Cards
QUOTE: Pakistan votes on Thursday, for a new Parliament that its military government calls the harbinger of a brave new democracy, and as in elections past, the National Identity Card has many people smelling a rat.
New York Times Oct 03, 2002 Court Orders Lautenberg Put on Ballot: GOP to Appeal N.J. Justices' Ruling to U.S. Supreme Court
QUOTE: Republicans immediately announced plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to keep Sen. Robert G. Torricelli (D) on the ballot despite his withdrawal from the race on Monday.
Washington Post Oct 02, 2002 New Jersey Dispute on Torricelli Stand-In Heads to Court
QUOTE: ...Democrats and Republicans headed for the New Jersey Supreme Court today to argue over whether a candidate picked by the Democrats to replace Robert G. Torricelli in the race can be placed on the Nov. 5 ballot.
New York Times Sep 20, 2002 Court Blocks D.C. Vote on Medical Use of Marijuana
QUOTE: Efforts to legalize marijuana for medical purposes in [Washington DC]were blocked yesterday when a federal appeals court overturned, without explanation, an earlier court ruling...
Washington Post Sep 18, 2002 Rockville Mulls Giving Vote to Resident Aliens
QUOTE: Officials have asked a commission reviewing the city charter to explore whether Rockville, like five Maryland municipalities and a handful of other communities nationally, should permit legal immigrants who are not citizens to cast ballots in municipal elections.
Washington Post Sep 16, 2002 With much at stake, few Kashmiris head to the polls
QUOTE: Violence and the election's failure to address Kashmir's future are expected to keep many from voting Monday.
Christian Science Monitor Sep 15, 2002 The Stalling of Election Reform
QUOTE: Congress should immediately put aside its partisan differences and pass legislation ensuring that every qualified American can vote and that all votes will be counted.
New York Times Aug 16, 2002 Md. Officials Question Motives of Ethics Inquiries
QUOTE: Twelve politicians who might otherwise have been out campaigning sat in a dimly lighted conference room discussing allegations of misbehavior lodged against six of their colleagues...
Washington Post Aug 15, 2002 Child Welfare a Hot Issue in Fla. Governor's Race: Gov. Bush Names New Head for Department of Children and Families
QUOTE: ...the outsize problem of fixing Florida's sprawling and deeply troubled child welfare system persists and, according to many child advocates, is growing by the day, making it a touchstone issue in the governor's election this fall.
Washington Post Aug 14, 2002 Where Freedom Reigns
QUOTE: The more time you spend in India the more you realize that this...country is one of the world's great wonders — a miracle with message. And the message is that democracy matters.
New York Times Aug 13, 2002 Questions Raised About Donors to Georgia Lawmaker's Campaign
QUOTE: The reelection campaign of Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) has received campaign contributions from at least 18 donors who are either officers of Muslim foundations under investigation by the FBI, have voiced support for Palestinian and Lebanese terrorist organizations or have made inflammatory statements about Jews.
Washington Post Aug 11, 2002 I'll Tell You What's Wrong with Petitions (No Signature Required)
QUOTE: Massive signature requirements impose a pointless burden on outsider candidates that becomes an all-consuming drain on their campaigns.
Washington Post Aug 04, 2002 Bush's Shame
QUOTE: ...when a kangaroo court in Egypt, apparently acting on orders from President Hosni Mubarak, sentenced an ill, 63-year-old Saad Eddin Ibrahim to seven years at "hard labor" for promoting democracy...the Bush-Cheney team sat on its hands.
New York Times Aug 02, 2002 Nevadans Weigh Proposal to Make Marijuana Legal
QUOTE: After voting two years ago to ease state drug laws, Nevada voters could go even further this year, making their state the first to legalize marijuana and derive taxes from a regulated sales system.
New York Times Aug 01, 2002 Townsend Calls Probe 'Political Garbage'
QUOTE: Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend angrily denounced a federal investigation of her crime control office ...and accused U.S. Attorney Thomas M. DiBiagio of collaborating with her Republican gubernatorial opponent to smear her record as Maryland's crime czar.
Washington Post Jul 31, 2002 Seoul National Assembly Rejects Woman As Prime Minister
QUOTE: South Korea's national assembly today overwhelmingly rejected President Kim Dae Jung's attempt at appointing a woman as prime minister after a bruising debate...
New York Times Jul 31, 2002 Dirty Money, Dirty Politics
QUOTE: In a matter of days, drug dealing, money laundering and a deposed dictator have moved to the forefront of a Texas governor's race that has turned dirty early in this election year.
Washington Post Jul 16, 2002 More Petition Woes for Mayor
QUOTE: [A] campaign official charged with preparing the nominating petitions acknowledged in an interview yesterday that he and his helpers may have violated election laws in collecting [Williams'] signatures.
Washington Post Jul 02, 2002 Mexican Corruption Suspect Surrenders to U.S. in Houston
QUOTE: charges that [Rogelio Montemayor Seguy] he approved over $200 million in questionable payments [from Pemex]....funneled through the union to the presidential campaign of Francisco Labastida Ochoa, the candidate of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI
New York Times May 24, 2002 Justice Dept. Urged to Widen Fla. Probe: Groups: Voter List Purges An Issue
QUOTE: Some civil rights groups complained yesterday that the [Justice Dept.] inquiry should tackle a more controversial issue: Florida's purge of voter registration lists, which allegedly denied many minority voters access to the ballot box in November 2000.
Washington Post May 03, 2002 What Is Democracy Anyway?
QUOTE: ...South Asia as a whole is both impressive in the way it has sustained democracies and depressing in how poorly the democracies have often served their citizens.
New York Times Nov 16, 2001 Small Vote for Universal Care Is Seen as Carrying a Lot of Weight
QUOTE: ...a vote this month in Portland on whether Maine should become the first state with universal health care....The state's primary health insurer spent hundreds of thousands of dollars — more than some Congressional candidates here spend — to try to defeat the referendum...
New York Times Nov 12, 2001 Study of Disputed Florida Ballots Finds Justices Did Not Cast the Deciding Vote
QUOTE: A comprehensive review of the uncounted Florida ballots from last year's presidential election reveals that George W. Bush would have won even if the United States Supreme Court had allowed the statewide manual recount of the votes that the Florida Supreme Court had ordered to go forward.
New York Times Aug 09, 2001 Iranian President Vows to Press Forward On Reform
QUOTE: ...President Mohammad Khatami...vowed to enact reforms clearly demanded by Iranian voters and warned his formidable opponents that failure would reflect badly on the very idea of Islamic government.
New York Times Aug 08, 2001 Data Permanently Erased From Florida Computers
QUOTE: The examination...also found that some information had probably been permanently erased earlier this year after new operating systems were installed on three of the four computers...
New York Times Aug 04, 2001 Responsibilities, Rights Linked
QUOTE: ...American Bar Association hopes to combat that aspect of civic imbalance with a new wallet-sized card it is distributing nationwide, listing voters' rights and responsibilities on Election Day.
Sun-Sentinel (Florida) Jul 31, 2001 Ford-Carter Election-Overhaul Panel Makes Recommendations
QUOTE: A commission headed by the former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford today recommended a major overhaul of the nation's election system...
New York Times Jul 10, 2001 Blacks Question Va. Redistricting Plan
Washington Post Jun 09, 2001 Rights Panel Criticizes Florida's Bush, Harris: Justice Dept. Probe of 2000 Vote Is Sought
QUOTE: The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights yesterday approved a report that harshly criticized Florida leaders for allowing problems during last November's presidential election...
Washington Post May 29, 2001 On Iran's Ballot, A Cleric Linked To Assassinations: Ex-intelligence Minister's Campaign Is Viewed As Effort to Clear His Name
QUOTE: ...some do think of Fallahian as....the man allegedly behind a government conspiracy to kill Iranians at home who have criticized the country's conservative Islamic system.
Washington Post May 17, 2001 Iranians Winnow Election List: Women and Liberals Are Out
QUOTE: The Council of Guardians, which screens candidates for Iranian elections, announced today that it was rejecting all but 10 of the more than 800 who sought to run in the June 8 presidential race. Among those rejected were all of more than two dozen women and candidates known for their liberal views.
New York Times May 11, 2001 Second Review of Florida Presidential Vote Is Inconclusive
QUOTE: ...George W. Bush would have narrowly won a hand recount [of Florida's uncounted Election 2000 ballots] under the strictest standards for judging votes, while Al Gore would have won under the most liberal standards.
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