Election Roundup

A little hair of the dog for that election night hangover

| November 4, 2004

The mainstream press is reporting that things went better than expected at the polls, even though some places had too many lawyers and not enough ballots. But the Electronic Frontier Foundation found that citizens in a half-dozen states who cast their votes on E-voting machines experienced technical difficulties. You might also want to check out 'Hacking Politics: Technology's Tidal Wave,' where the author concludes that technology was the only clear winner on November 2.

Those still interested in crunching the numbers, will want to read ' Pro-Choice Victors Notable But Scarce' and look at the San Francisco Chronicle's story on youth turnout, or the lack thereof.

Slate explains why they think Bush won in 'Simple but Effective' and at beyondvoting.org you can learn what progressives are supposed to do about it; and it doesn't include moving to Canada.

In fact, if you're going to move someplace, you might want to consider Montana, where voters just approved a medicinal marijuana initiative.



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