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Ohio election fraud uproar blasting to new level
2004-12-08
The bitter battle over the stolen November 2 election in Ohio has turned into a rapidly escalating all-out multi-front war with the outcome of the real presidential vote count increasingly in doubt.

Activists Hold Forum Spotlighting Voting Issues in Presidential Election
2004-12-08
WASHINGTON ? While President Bush secured his reelection with a 119,000-vote victory in Ohio, voting-rights advocates dwelled Tuesday on a statistic they said told another story ? more than 414,000 calls to national hotlines established to monitor complaints and compile eyewitness observations about the Nov. 2 vote.

Winner clear, but election still had glitches
2004-12-08
WASHINGTON - The 2004 presidential election had a clear, uncontested result, but voters still experienced serious problems, from machine errors to long lines and registration flaws, Common Cause and several other groups reported Tuesday.

County avoids paper recount
2004-12-08
Snohomish County learned Tuesday that it can recount nearly 100,000 votes cast on touch-screen machines without having to print a hard copy of each ballot.

Prof. says vote numbers don't add up
2004-12-08
That's the first thing Steven Freeman thought the night of Nov. 2, after exit polls showing that John Kerry would win most of the key battleground states turned out to be wrong, and George W. Bush ended up being re-elected by nearly 3.5 million votes.

Congressmen, Jesse Jackson investigating election complaints
2004-12-08
WASHINGTON - The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Wednesday the burden is on Congress to investigate countless reports of election irregularities in Ohio and elsewhere.

Ohio recount will come at a heavy price
2004-12-08
LORAIN Elections boards in Lorain, Erie and Huron counties are bracing for the cost of recounting votes in the presidential race, but they don't expect their tabs will be as high as the $80,000 bill that Hamilton County anticipates.

County mulls switching to vote by mail
2004-12-08
Whatcom County may entirely eliminate poll voting and become a vote-by-mail county next year.

Missing votes found in machines
2004-12-08
ELKO - Elko County Clerk Win Smith said 271 votes in November's general election were not counted because of a "computer glitch" with the new touch-screen machine system.

The Ohio Recount: Reluctant Officials and Few Rules
2004-12-08
Thousands of protesting Ukrainians successfully forced their Supreme Court to order a new presidential run-off election and are still agitating for anti-fraud legislation. But their counterparts in the U.S. - which holds itself up as a model of Democracy - are plunging into a tough fight to recount and dispute the election in Ohio which handed President Bush twenty decisive electoral votes.

Guarantee the Right to Vote
2004-12-08
As US Rep. John Conyers, the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, chaired Tuesday's hearing on irregularities in the presidential voting in Ohio on November 2, the Rev. Jesse Jackson warned that the session must be more than merely an opportunity to "vent."

THE BATTLE RAGES ON
2004-12-08
"One minute I feel like Erin Brockovich, the next I feel like the Keystone Kops."

Jesse Jackson: 2004 Election 'Ain't Over'
2004-12-08
Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - The 2004 presidential election was plagued by fraud and voter suppression, according to some Democratic members of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, liberal special interest groups and big-name private citizens, who used the formal surroundings of a congressional office building Wednesday to present their evidence.

Voting While Black: Racism in the Coverage of the Recount?
2004-12-08
Look at the map of Cuyahoga County, Ohio found at the bottom of this webpage: <A href="http://www.votecobb.org">www.votecobb.org</A> . The areas with the greatest concentrations of African Americans are in the city of Cleveland. According to 2003 population estimates by the United States Census Bureau, 1.4 million of Ohio?s 11.4 million people live here, or 11.5%.

Congresswoman Tubbs Jones Releases Statement on Ohio Voting Irregularities Forum
2004-12-08
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ Today Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones released the following statement regarding the forum hosted by Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers on Voting Irregularities in Ohio.

Jackson vows to continue Ohio vote probe
2004-12-08
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Democratic congressman and Jesse Jackson said Wednesday they will continue to investigate complaints of election irregularities in Ohio, but they won't call for a delay in the official certification process.

Hand recount starts in Washington governor's race
2004-12-08
The closest governor's election in Washington state history came down to crosshatch marks on scraps of paper Wednesday, as the state began recounting 2.9 million votes by hand to determine the winner.

Lawmakers consider same-day voter registration
2004-12-08
HARTFORD, Conn. State legislators were asked Wednesday to consider resurrecting a bill that would allow people to register to vote on Election Day.