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FULL COVERAGE: Countdown To US Election (1)

FULL COVERAGE: Countdown To US Election (1)

Fitrakis & Wasserman: The Stealing Of Ohio - The Republican "November Surprise" to steal the 2004 election is in full force here in Ohio. With polls showing a dead heat, the GOP is staging an all-out attack on a fair vote count in the Buckeye State. See... Twelve Ways Bush Is Now Stealing The Ohio Vote
TODAY'S US ELECTION COMMENTARY:
Robert Higgs: An Offer You Would Have Refused
Chuckman Cartoon: Cartoon by John Chuckman
Marjorie Cohn: Beware Scalia-Thomas Clones
Alice Cherbonnier: The 75% Solution

Stateside: Where Rosalea Is Unimpressed With US Democracy - Pardon my cynicism, but you get like that in the US once you realize what a crock this ''model democracy'' is. How convenient for diverting the focus of the election from Iraq and the economy is the sudden news of Justice Rehnquist's thyroid cancer. See... Stateside: What (Or Was) The Doctor Ordered?

Paul Buchanan On The Faults Of Contemporary US Polling - The worst mistake a political analyst can make is to offer predictions about future events. The study of politics is nowhere close to being an exact science, and in fact makes meteorology look downright precise. See... The Nonscientific Reality Behind US Election Polls

William Rivers Pitt: Navigational Pointers For American Voters - The Presidential election of 2004 is finally upon us. After a thousand days of fear, doubt, anger and set-jawed patriotism in the face of everything we as a nation have been forced to deal with, we are down to a single week in which to consider our place and position, a single week to decide where we go from here, a single week to remember where we have been. See... William Rivers Pitt: Promises to Keep
MORE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION COMMENTARY:
- Mary Pitt - Pre-Emptive, Pie-Hole Policy Not An Option
- Suzan Mazur - Bush And The Mormons
- John Cory - I Need a President - Again
- Doug Giebel - The Religion Of George W. Bush

EARLIER
- Ernest Partridge Open Letter Powell & McCain
- Bernard Weiner - Seismic Shifts For Both Parties
- Bill Grigsby - A BushCo Playbook For Kerry
- John Chuckman - The Government You Deserve
- Between The Lines - Ralph Nader Answers Critics
- Net Underground - Kerry Campaign Leaks Nader Appointment:

Greg Palast On The Stealing Of Florida (Again) - A secret document obtained from inside Bush campaign headquarters in Florida suggests a plan - possibly in violation of US law - to disrupt voting in the state's African-American voting districts, a BBC Newsnight investigation reveals. See... Greg Palast: BBC Reveals New Florida Vote Scandal
RELATED
- John W. Dean: The Coming Post-Election Chaos
- William Rivers Pitt: Desperate Measures

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