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The Case of the Ohio Recountnew

As a strategy for election reform, a recount in Ohio can only work if it produces a convincing record of abuse. That hasn't happened, and so neither has the necessary work of educating the public.
The Village Voice  |  Rick Perlstein  |  12-22-2004  |  Commentary

Why George Bush Won

An examination of the election data shows that the primary reason red states voted for the president was simply this — of the two candidates, they felt that Bush could be counted on to protect them.
Dayton City Paper  |  David H. Landon  |  11-12-2004  |  Commentary

Moral Politics: Democrats Can Play, Too

The 2004 election map of red and blue states eerily mirrors the pre-Civil War map of “free” and “slave” states and territories. Only now we can refer to the red states, the former slave states, as “anti-gay” states.
Dayton City Paper  |  Gabrielle Williamson  |  11-12-2004  |  Commentary

Go Home, Bruce Springsteennew

At the election-eve Kerry rally in Cleveland, the presence of John Glenn and Bruce Springsteen told you everything you need to know about why Democrats keep getting their ass kicked.
Cleveland Scene  |  Pete Kotz  |  11-11-2004  |  Commentary

The Voting Story Ohio's Secretary of State Didn't Want You to Readnew

In the months leading up to the Nov. 2 election, Ken Blackwell, Ohio's Republican secretary of state, did all he could to suppress the vote, ensure chaos and limit media scrutiny. Four Scene reporters covered the weirdness in Cleveland and Akron.
Cleveland Scene  |  Denise Grollmus, Kevin Hoffman, Chris Maag and Rebecca Meiser  |  11-11-2004  |  Politics

How to Steal Ohionew

No controversy this time? Think again. Republicans just don't like it when those pesky Democrats try to vote.
Boston Phoenix  |  David S. Bernstein  |  11-11-2004  |  Politics

Red State Bluesnew

The presidential election results bring to mind a twist on a hip T-shirt slogan from a few years back: "It's a red thing. You wouldn't understand."
Cincinnati CityBeat  |  John Fox  |  11-10-2004  |  Commentary

Cheeseburgers and Paradise Won Ohionew

Ohio turned out to be the swing state everyone predicted, and President Bush's narrow victory here pushed him to re-election. John Kerry won all the major cities in Ohio, yet the suburban and rural vote trumped him.
Cincinnati CityBeat  |  Stephanie Dunlap  |  11-10-2004  |  Politics

Voters Turned Out in Droves in a Poor Corner of Ohionew

In the small African-American city of East Cleveland, Ohio, many precincts were close to matching their total votes in the last presidential election by 10 a.m. on Election Day.
The Village Voice  |  Tom Robbins  |  11-09-2004  |  Politics

Election Frauds and Fictions

Various voting abuses may have helped George W. Bush win the election, particularly in Florida and Ohio.
Random Lengths News  |  Paul Rosenberg  |  11-08-2004  |  Politics

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