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October 28, 2004
Breaking Political News
With the election less than a week away, The Imperial Gazette is going to try to stay on top of breaking campaign news.
Pennsylvania County Changes Polling Locations Without Voter Notification
The Republican-controlled Lackawanna Board of Elections today decided to change the polling locations for 21 precincts affecting TEN to FIFTEEN THOUSAND Pennsylvania voters. The Board promises to send a notice to voters in those precincts, but it's already Thursday evening and the notices haven't even been printed, much less mailed.
U.S. Justice Department Triples Election Monitors
The Justice Department announced that it will be dispatching more than 1,000 poll watchers to 25 states to monitor election day activities, more than triple the usual number of observers. In addition, senior prosecutors will be on duty in all 93 U.S. attorneys offices, and the FBI will have specially-trained elections agents on duty at its headquarters and each of its 56 field offices.
Thousands of volunteers from both major political parties are also expected to donate their time to help monitor and address election day problems.
FBI Investigating Halliburton's Government Contracts
The FBI has opened a criminal investigation to determine if the Pentagon improperly awarded no-bid contracts worth billions of dollars to Halliburton. Vice President Dick Cheney was the CEO of Halliburton before stepping down to run as George Bush's running mate.
The FBI's investigation expands an earlier investigation involving Halliburton's potentially criminal activities in Iraq, including overcharging taxpayers for fuel. (more...)
Absentee Ballots "Missing" in Broward County, Florida
The Broward County Department of Elections is being inundated with calls from voters trying to determine why their absentee ballots still have not been delivered. Approximately 60,000 absentee ballots were sent out between October 7th and 8th, but apparently have not been delivered.
Broward County is one of the most heavily Democratic strongholds in the entire nation. Within the county, 50.5% of registered voters are Democrats, versus 26.8% Republicans and 22.7% independents.
Voters who do not receive their absentee ballots still have the option of voting early before next Tuesday. But on election day, voters who requested an absentee ballot can only vote if they return their absentee ballot to be destroyed. (more...)
Bush Elected Top Film Villain in Britain
In a poll conducted by British movie magazine Total Film, George W. Bush won "Movie Villain of the Year" for Michael Moore's documentary Fahrenheit 9/11. Bush beat out villainous rivals Doctor Octopus (Alfred Molina) from Spider-Man 2, Leatherface from the remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Gollum (Andy Sirkis) from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, and Elle Driver (Daryl Hannah) in Kill Bill, Volume 2.
Cosmo voters are advised that the nomination season for the Fifth Annual Cosmique Movie Awards is only a few months away...
Ohio Judge Blocks GOP Attempts to Disenfranchise Voters
On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott issued a ruling order six Ohio county election boards to cease hearings to consider Republican challenges of 35,000 registered voters. The Republicans are challenging registrations in heavily Democratic districts, arguing that they are fraudulent. Dlott agreed with Democrats' charge that the GOP is targeting African Americans in an effort to disenfranchise them. Although the order is a temporary one that can be appealed, there won't be time before election day for an appeal to be heard. (more...)
Quote of the Day
On the Electoral Vote Predictor's daily briefing, the votemaster added a comment about why Hawaii is shaded darker than it should be, given the closeness of the current polls there. The explanation:
This, of course, has zero impact on anything, but it made me laugh out loud.
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