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31-Oct-2004 - Words of Encouragement
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28-Oct-2004 - John Kerry's Historic Endorsements
28-Oct-2004 - 25 Years Combating LGBT Violence
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27-Oct-2004 - The Last Straw
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26-Oct-2004 - Another Look at Taking Back the Senate
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24-Oct-2004 - Can the Democrats Regain the House?
23-Oct-2004 - Early Voting Trends
23-Oct-2004 - Bits and Pieces, Volume 4
22-Oct-2004 - Bush OKs New Corporate Tax Cut
22-Oct-2004 - Beware Fox News and MSNBC
21-Oct-2004 - Gymnast Paul Hamm Gets to Keep Gold
20-Oct-2004 - Notable Quotes, Volume 4
20-Oct-2004 - Bits and Pieces, Volume 3
19-Oct-2004 - Movies Released in 2004
18-Oct-2004 - Bits and Pieces, Volume 2
18-Oct-2004 - The Crystal Prison
17-Oct-2004 - What If There's a Tie?
16-Oct-2004 - Notable Quotes, Volume 3
15-Oct-2004 - Endorsements for John Kerry
13-Oct-2004 - Notable Quotes, Volume 2
13-Oct-2004 - Bits and Pieces, Volume 1
12-Oct-2004 - Ranked Choice Voting Hits San Francisco
7-Oct-2004 - Notable Quotes, Volume 1
7-Oct-2004 - Prince Adares Shows Signs of Royal Affinity
7-Oct-2004 - Controlling the U.S. Senate
7-Oct-2004 - Key Battleground States
6-Oct-2004 - Democratic Hopes for the 2004 Elections
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November 12, 2004
All right. I know I haven't updated anything since Kerry conceded the election. I really haven't had the heart to write much, though. And I've been busy - I was taking a short professional development class, redesigning a friend's website, and reading and critiquing another friend's not-yet-published novel. There's a lot going on in my unemployed life!
I do have updates planned, though:
I plan to cover an overview of the election fraud allegations - I do believe that in this election, we experienced the most devious and insidious hijacking of an election in American history. I think there's enough evidence of widespread fraud to merit an investigation, although I'm not sure we'll have enough proof in time to overturn election results in any state or persuade any electors to switch their votes.
But I do hope that the fraud will provide enough impetus to provide some real election reforms and safeguards, and I have a modest proposal for how we can ensure fair elections in the future. Note that this is a truly modest and achievable proposal. I'm not suggesting a radical overhaul of the Electoral College, or switching to a Parliamentary system.
A lot of ink has been spilled about how this election has validated right wing "moral issues," especially gay rights. Although there's a grain of truth to it, I think the rhetoric and perception of this is extraordinarily over-inflated. I'll present my reasons for why I don't think gay rights issues was a genuine driving force in this election.
Ranked Choice Voting
This was San Francisco's first opportunity to use the ranked choice voting system adopted by voters four years ago, and my district, District 5, presented the most interesting example of it in action. I've been analyzing the data (you should see my spreadsheets!) and will present my assessment of how it worked and who benefited from it.
But it's a busy time, still. I'm looking for a job in earnest now. No, really, I am. But I'm still finishing up the redesign of my friend's website, I'm still evaluating my other friend's book, I have social commitments this weekend, blah blah blah. So while the Imperial Gazette will definitely be maintained and update, don't expect articles to appear as frequently as they did before. I'll probably have something like two or three per week, rather than per day.
So keep checking back!
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