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Why are people who commit felonies no longer allowed to vote?

Why are people who commit felonies no longer allowed to vote? Are they no longer citizens?
posted by donkeymon on Nov 3, 2000 - 24 comments

Nader Pro and Con (omnibus).

Nader Pro and Con (omnibus). The L.A. Weekly brings you about 20 prominent liberals' statements on whether they are voting Nader or Gore, and why ... captures pretty much all of the nuances in once place.
posted by MattD on Nov 2, 2000 - 0 comments

Jesse Ventura

Jesse Ventura talks about his bid at Governership and voting your conscience. There's more than a little in common here between his campaign and Ralph's.
posted by skallas on Nov 1, 2000 - 0 comments

A quick, concise look at where the candidates stand on issues.

A quick, concise look at where the candidates stand on issues. Roll your mouse over the issues listed on the left, like abortion, and education, and a nice little mouseover script pops up each candidate's platform regarding this issue. Nice!
posted by kristin on Nov 1, 2000 - 6 comments

California shuts down Nader-Gore vote trading site.

California shuts down Nader-Gore vote trading site. This is absolutely ridiculous. "William Wood, chief counsel for the office of the secretary of state, said yesterday morning that trading for anything valuable is illegal. "
posted by bkdelong on Oct 31, 2000 - 12 comments

election results canada

election results canada will provide real-time results of the Canadian 2000 general election on Nov. 27th from across the nation, as the polls report their results. In B.C., where I live, the eastern polls close at 5p.m. our time, but results are blacked out on t.v. until 8p.m. "The Canada Elections Act has certain provisions, which attempt to make the transmission of factual information to the public a crime, imposing a hefty penalty on those who do not obey it. This election gag law will harm numerous responsible, law-abiding Canadians. It is unconstitutional, and must be challenged on that basis. The citizens of Canada deserve timely access to public information. This site will provide it to them." Is there such a site for the U.S. election?
posted by riley370 on Oct 30, 2000 - 3 comments

You gotta love that Tom Tomorrow. . .

You gotta love that Tom Tomorrow. . .
posted by snakey on Oct 30, 2000 - 1 comment

An article in The Standard about vote swapping... Nice to see that someone other than the folks here at MeFi noticed.
posted by silusGROK on Oct 30, 2000 - 12 comments

Great article on how Gore

Great article on how Gore managed to shoot himself in the foot, over and over again and alienating potential voters during this election. (via greendot)
posted by skallas on Oct 29, 2000 - 1 comment

The New York Times endorses Al Gore

The New York Times endorses Al Gore The Philadelphia Inquirer and Denver Post also endorsed Gore, while rival George W. Bush picked up endorsements from Chicago’s two daily newspapers and Denver’s Rocky Mountain News.
posted by brian on Oct 29, 2000 - 9 comments

The Meatball Ad

The Meatball Ad is mostly being run in California by the Buchanan Campaign. Today was the first time I saw it running in New York. I have not seen any of the other presidential candidates are running any TV ads here. The ad shows a man passing out while waiting for the 911 voice choice menu after choking from eating a meatball as the TV news in the background declares that English is no longer America's official language. (The link is to a quicktime file.)
posted by tamim on Oct 27, 2000 - 23 comments

A better way to select party candidates.

A better way to select party candidates.
Instead of holding silly primaries that end up picking the worst possible candidates from each party, why not have party leaders pick the best 3-4 candidates and then have registered party members vote (by mail or at the convention) and announce the winner in August? [more inside]
posted by daveadams on Oct 27, 2000 - 6 comments

Journalism profs are soliciting Internet users' opinions

Journalism profs are soliciting Internet users' opinions on how "politically interested Web surfers are using the Internet in the 2000 U.S. presidential elections."
posted by thescoop on Oct 24, 2000 - 0 comments

Doesn't this billboard say it all?

Doesn't this billboard say it all?
posted by ericost on Oct 23, 2000 - 22 comments

I just got polled for the presidential election

I just got polled for the presidential election. . .and they didn't even mention Nader's name as a choice for president! I had to tell them 'I am voting for Ralph Nader." Ralph is pulling 6% in recent national polls. This really gets me steamed that they don't include his name in the %#@*!! polls.
posted by snakey on Oct 22, 2000 - 14 comments

Hey Bay Area Nader fans -- get your tickets! (if you haven't already) -- 6:30 PM today at the Kaiser Arena in Oakland: the only California Super Rally, featuring Cornel West, Medea Benjamin, Danny Glover, Jello Biafra, Patti Smith, Tom Tomorrow, and other surprise guests! For those who can't make it there will be a Live Webcast available at votenader.org.
posted by johnb on Oct 21, 2000 - 3 comments

What is a likely voter

What is a likely voter This morning, while listening to Democracy Now, I heard something very interesting. it seems that the Republicans lobbied Gallup to redefine a 'likely voter' for this election season's polling. It seems Gallup is now defining a 'likely voter' as someone who voted in the last three presidential elections ('88, '92, '96). This leads to voters who are older (at least 30) and to people who participated in the last election to elect a Republican. Furthermore this polling method would have shown Bob Dole winning the 1996 election. No wonder Shrub is in the lead. Savannah Now describes the pool of likely voters "tend to lean Republican."
posted by DragonBoy on Oct 18, 2000 - 2 comments

Are Undecided Voters Stupid?

Are Undecided Voters Stupid?
Undecided voters "don't come across as terribly swift..."
"If you're undecided at this point, you're an idiot."
"These soft voters do not have a coherent set of beliefs."
More inside...
posted by Tubes on Oct 18, 2000 - 27 comments

Geeks get behind Al. He maybe behind Shrub in the polls, but who cares when you have geeks on your side.
posted by jay on Oct 17, 2000 - 13 comments

MetaFilter has already noted

MetaFilter has already noted that Ralph Nader was prevented from debating Gush and Bore in the presidential debates hosted by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). Here is Nader's letter to the commission explaining the events and also making three demands that come due October 10...
posted by lagado on Oct 9, 2000 - 13 comments

Vice Presidential Debates:

Vice Presidential Debates: Though I disagree with everything he stands for, Dick Cheney came off as a much more eloquent and intelligent individual than did George W. Bush. This raises an interesting question - should GWB win the election, who will really be running the country?
posted by aladfar on Oct 5, 2000 - 14 comments

Salon

Salon lists ten questions that won't be asked at the debates and I find them pretty tame, with a few exceptions. Instead of emailing the author with questions you'd like to see I'd rather read what the people here have to say.
posted by skallas on Oct 2, 2000 - 15 comments

A friendly, non-partisan reminder:

A friendly, non-partisan reminder: If you haven't done so already, you've exactly 10 days left to register to vote. If you've had a change of address recently, you'll need to register again. Remember, this election isn't simply about the presidency. Depending on where you live, every office from congressperson to school board president could be up for grabs. Register now, and make a difference in November!
posted by aladfar on Sep 30, 2000 - 16 comments

Reuters 09/22 6:34PM -- NBC, which in August bid for the exclusive right to host a presidential debate, said on Friday it would broadcast a baseball game instead of the first showdown between Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush. "We have a contract with major-league baseball. You don't seriously think we have any interest in democracy, do you?,'' said NBC spokeswoman Barbara Levin. "If we were offerred more than the value of the baseball contract, we would be televising it.''
posted by sudama on Sep 22, 2000 - 6 comments

7-Eleven has Gore, Bush and No Opinion cups.

7-Eleven has Gore, Bush and No Opinion cups. Then on their website is a 7-Election page using daily sale results from 5000 of their stores, you can see which cup is being chosen the most. (The cup gets scanned at the register and each cup has it's own UPC.) Right now the natonal cumulative results are 20% Gore 20% Bush and 60% No Opinion. Very neat idea, they also have links to register to vote for real.
posted by thirdball on Sep 15, 2000 - 6 comments

Vice-Presidential Nominee Dick Cheney Didn't Vote in 14 of the 16 Last Elections.

Vice-Presidential Nominee Dick Cheney Didn't Vote in 14 of the 16 Last Elections. I am not for either side yet, but for me this does not help the Elephants one bit. Why should I even consider voting for Dick when a he dosen't even take the time to participate in our democracy?
posted by Brilliantcrank on Sep 8, 2000 - 5 comments

Maybe Dubya needs a pinch-hitter

Maybe Dubya needs a pinch-hitter to take his place opposite Gore at the debates planned by the Commission on Presidential Debates.
posted by harmful on Sep 7, 2000 - 3 comments

Presidential election projection, based on likely Electoral College votes.

Presidential election projection, based on likely Electoral College votes. Which is the right way to do it, after all. The guy running the page is the editor of Web, White, & Blue, an online digest of political news from around the Web. Seems very even handed. The projections come from state-by-state polling data, and change as new polls come in. Current leader: Gore, by 34 out of 535 votes.
posted by aurelian on Sep 7, 2000 - 3 comments

Now that's a solution from the left that I DO agree with.

Now that's a solution from the left that I DO agree with. Any suggestions for travelling partners? If only everyone who had a problem with government "by the people" and other protections of freedom would just go away when they didn't agree with things. Hmm.....
posted by mildew on Sep 6, 2000 - 18 comments

Gore pulls even with Bush

Gore pulls even with Bush in the Iowa Electronic Markets.
posted by dhartung on Sep 1, 2000 - 10 comments

Mastercard Wants to Silence Nader

Mastercard Wants to Silence Nader If you thought Ralph Nader's views on too much corporate power were too far out -- click this one. The corporate thugs are trying to shut him down.
posted by snakey on Aug 23, 2000 - 6 comments

Face it: Gore doesn't have a chance.

Face it: Gore doesn't have a chance. -- So what is going on? In an illuminating essay, Bijan Parsia suggests a cheap way that Gore might 'soften his anti-progressive image', but then concludes wisely that 'that image isn't merely skin deep'. Barbara Ehrenreich argues along similar lines. So will Gore lose because he has permanently alienated the progressive vote, or for other reasons? And regardless, what will a Bush victory mean for progressives? (more inside...)
posted by johnb on Aug 19, 2000 - 39 comments

Short films have become a pretty standard propaganda tool in modern American presidential campaigns. When Al Gore set out to make his 2000 campaign film, there was only one guy he wanted for the job -- Spike Jonze.
posted by jjg on Aug 17, 2000 - 8 comments

Buy My Vote!!!

Buy My Vote!!! Obviously a statement or joke, this could spell trouble for the involved party. I had the original URLs for eBay, but can't seem to find them now :-(
posted by da5id on Aug 17, 2000 - 6 comments

"Capitol Ill"

"Capitol Ill" - Because it's time for a dose of the "Vitamin G" (presidential candidates rapping - flash required)
posted by sawks on Aug 10, 2000 - 2 comments

Al Gore Chooses Lieberman as VP

Al Gore has decided on Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) as his VP nominee, sez someone who ratted to the AP. I suppose there's a small chance they're just leaking this now to test public and media reaction before making a final fianl decision, but I doubt it.
posted by aaron on Aug 7, 2000 - 11 comments

Registered to vote yet?

Registered to vote yet? Register on-line here, it doesn't actually register you, it just sends a letter with your info to your home address that you sign and mail to your state's election office who's address is on the envelope. The transaction is also over a https connection. Personally, I just want to show the temps in the election office how hip and wired I am.
posted by skallas on Aug 6, 2000 - 0 comments

Well here's why Ralph is running.

Well here's why Ralph is running. Do the other guys have anything this succinct and clear-cut? I can't find on the 'Net any page, nor have I heard in any of their speeches, where Bush or Gore come straight out and state exactly why they're running.
posted by ZachsMind on Aug 6, 2000 - 21 comments

Castro: Bush and Gore the two most 'boring and insipid' candidates possible.

Castro: Bush and Gore the two most 'boring and insipid' candidates possible. Finally, a political commentator who doesn't mince words.
posted by chaz on Aug 6, 2000 - 9 comments

Now, this is what Ammuricka's all about! Let's be honest about our electoral process....
posted by EssenDreck on Jul 25, 2000 - 10 comments

the economist presents a very clear review of why and how the zimbabwe elections went horribly wrong and what this means for the future of zimbabwe & africa. [this article is neither long nor hard but it's strong. read it] "After 20 years of ZANU government, the average Zimbabwean is a third poorer and can expect to die more than 15 years younger. . . The responsibility for reviving the sick economy still rests with Mr Mugabe and ZANU. Half of the workforce is jobless. Inflation is eating Zimbabweans’ savings at a rate of almost 70% a year. An unrealistic exchange rate has led to shortages of fuel and other imports. Mr Mugabe’s plans to seize white-owned farms without compensation, and his contradictory statements about whether he will do the same to mines and factories, have scared off both foreign and domestic investors. Despite having some of the most fertile land in Africa, Zimbabwe could need food aid this year."
posted by palegirl on Jun 30, 2000 - 17 comments

Election fraud in Haiti? I can't believe it!

Election fraud in Haiti? I can't believe it! Imagine that...they don't seem to want the US telling them what to do. How novel. Well, I'm sure our compassionate President will respond by feeling their pain, and of course, causing more of it with our laser-guided bombs and the like. Didn't we put Aristede there in the first place? Man, it ain't like the old days, when the US would stand by its tyrant, now is it? (Sorry, but I must obey my Uncle Joe, and I always thought of sarcasm as linguistic bran anyway.)
posted by Ezrael on Jun 19, 2000 - 1 comment

Lex Luthor for President

Lex Luthor for President.
That's all I have to say.
posted by Bane on Jun 18, 2000 - 6 comments

"For those who are feeling this election doesn't much matter, who think it's a choice between Tweedledum and Tweedledee, the court is the reason to care," said Lois Williams, senior counsel for litigation at the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, a liberal advocacy group.

"If we get another Scalia or Thomas, we are courting disaster," said Ralph Neas, president of People for the American Way. "We are just one election away, and one or two new justices away, from the civil and constitutional rights we take for granted being eroded or eliminated overnight."
posted by veruca on Jun 11, 2000 - 16 comments

Though employers have long asked workers to donate money in support of candidates and issues, in the last decade new technology—e-mail monitoring, Web tracking, and powerful databases—has given executives the ability to determine exactly how cooperative each worker has been. This time, New York Life used its resources to ask staff to support the China trade bill, which was passed last month by the House after an intensive lobbying effort and is awaiting likely passage in the Senate. For New York Life, which last year claimed nearly $10.6 billion in operating revenue, the stakes are high; some observers have speculated that, by capturing just 1 percent of the Chinese market, the insurer could double its customer base
posted by palegirl on Jun 10, 2000 - 0 comments

Are... you... a... born... again... Shatner fan? Well then, maybe you should join the First Church of Shatnerology. More fanatical than that? Better check out the supreme being's chances of winning the Presidential Election 2000. Oh wait, he can't win... he's Canadian. Oh well. Live long and... wear a toupee.
posted by da5id on Apr 3, 2000 - 0 comments

Dubya is all talk, yes indeed. Did I mention that I hate my governor?
posted by veruca on Mar 22, 2000 - 12 comments

McCainiacs? At least they're loyal.
posted by veruca on Mar 19, 2000 - 1 comment

I hope all the Californians that are reading this today have voted. There's a great site at CalVoter.org that features a page listing all the top financial backers of the propositions. There are some curious contributors in there, like why are oil companies and public utilities behind the "try gang kids as adults and put them in real prisions" prop? There's a few dot com millionaires on the No on 22 campaign, and obviously a lot of tobacco companies want to see the cigarette tax repealed.
posted by mathowie on Mar 7, 2000 - 4 comments

He has more flair than Ralph Nader

He has more flair than Ralph Nader and he advocates lowering the voting age to five. How could you object to Jello Biafra for President?
posted by Annabel.Gill on Mar 6, 2000 - 4 comments

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