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Vote Reveals Three Gay-Friendly Towns in Franklin County, Maine

The November 3, 2009 vote on Ballot Question 1 has revealed the character of towns across the state of Maine. A “Yes” vote on Ballot Question 1 was a vote to take away the marriage rights of gay and lesbian people in Maine. A “No” vote on Ballot Question 1 was a vote to preserve [...]

Video: November 3 GOP Rally in Columbus, Ohio is a Bust

This is footage taken exactly at 11:45 AM on the morning of November 3, 2008 at the Franklin County GOP Headquarters on 240 N. 5th St in Columbus, Ohio. That’s the moment when a “Rally With Special Guest Governor Mitt Romney” was to have begun.

Invitations to the rally were sent out to people [...]

Who's Elitist? Franklin County GOP Shields Mitt Romney from Citizen Questions (not TV outlets)

As I was waiting for today’s advertised “Rally With Romney” for the McCain-Palin ticket at the Franklin County GOP Victory Center in downtown Columbus, Ohio, I was approached by a man who identified himself as a Republican Party staffer. After shaking my hand, he pointed at the voice recorder I had in my hand and [...]

Indications of Trouble in Ohio Voting?

Where I live in Franklin County, Ohio, lines were so long for the presidential election of 2004 that some people waited six hours in line to vote. Turnout in 2008 is expected to be even higher.

How will things go here on Tuesday? Well, if you go by the smoothness of early voting there’s [...]

After a 30 Minute Vote, This Ohioan Pleads: Vote Early to Avoid an Election Day Disaster

A warning to voters in Ohio: the sample ballots advertised from websites like Vote-OH and Ohio Election Central are incomplete (and worse, as in the case of Ohio Election Central, may be stuffed with additional misleading partisan spin). What you’ll face when voting is likely to be much longer, as counties and municipalities add on [...]