Election Races, Campaigns & Voting Rights Issues
- '08 Democratic Primary Hub (18)
- '08 Democrats on the Issues (2)
- '08 Denver Convention (7)
- 2012 Battleground States (14)
- 2012 Republican Candidates (8)
- 2012 Senate Races - page 1 of 2 (17)
- 2012 Senate Races - page 2 of 2 (16)
- 2012 State Voting Laws (3)
- Current Issues & Hot Topics (8)
- Factors on 2012 Elections (10)
- Obama vs. McCain in '08 (7)
- Sarah Palin: Ugly Realities (4)
2012 Senate Elections - Who's Winning, Who's Losing
Insider analysis, news of all 2012 U.S. Senate elections, on state-by-state basis.
What Are President Obama's 2012 Reelection Chances?
What are President Obama's 2012 reelection chances? This is a hub of lively columns and articles that respond to those questions.
2010 U.S. Senate Election Results - The Winners and Losers
Results, insider analysis of 2010 U.S. Senate elections, including all the winners and losers.
2010 Governors' Races Results - The Winners and Loswer
Results, insider analysis of all 2010 state governors' races.
Why Red States Turned Blue in 2008
Democrat Barack Obama won nine states... Florida, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Virginia and North Carolina... that voted for Republican George W. Bush in 2004. The various reasons for these red states turning blue in 2008 are powerful and portend important changes in the electorate.
Obama Election Night Speech, Nov 4, 2008
Full text of inspiring remarks by President-Elect Barack Obama on the evening of election day, November 4, 2008, at Grant Park in Chicago, Illinois.
Five Reasons Why Obama Won the '08 Election
Obama decisively won the '08 presidential election for many reasons and factors, including weaknesses of his Republican opponent, John McCain. This article explains five top reasons why Obama will win the '08 presidential race.
Top '08 Issues in Five Battleground States
The '08 presidential candidate who wins most or all of the battleground states of Nevada, Michigan, Colorado, Ohio and Virginia will win the '08 presidential election. This series summarizes the key issues concerning Democratic voters in each of these states.
2008 Presidential Debates: Dates, Locations, Formats
The dates, locations and formats of the three debates between Barack Obama and John McCain and one debate between the vice-presidential candidates. Also lists the eligibility qualifications to be included in 2008 debates.
Liberalism 101: Democratic Party Agenda on Electoral Reform
The following is the Democratic Party agenda on electoral reform. "A fundamental tenet of our democracy is the right to vote and have that vote counted. We must be vigilant in protecting this right and ensuring that... "
Obama's 12-Point Plan to Repair the U.S. Economy - SUMMARY
Summarizes Barack Obama's 12-point plan to repair the damaged U.S. economy, and to bring about REAL change.
Obama's Plan for Financial Markets Reform
Text of the well-received, "red meat" speech on the failing U.S. financial markets by Barack Obama in Golden, Colorado on September 16, 2008 in which he compared his and McCain's records and set forth a six-point plan for reform of U.S. financial markets.
Barack Obama's Berlin Speech - Full Text
The full text of Barack Obama's remarkable speech in Berlin, "A World That Stands as One" delivered on July 24, 2008 in which he sets out his hope and goals for world stability and fairness.
Obama's Speech on Patriotism and Love of America
Full text of Barack Obama's insightful and interesting speech on June 30, 2008 on the meaning of patriotism, entitled "The America We Love."
Five Reasons Why McCain Lost the '08 Election
Because of five main factors unrelated to Barack Obama, Republican Sen. John McCain lost the '08 presidential election.
2008 Democratic Primary Race Fundraising Statistics
The most recent fundraising statistics and key contributor info for 2008 Democratic primary racecandidates Obama, Clinton, Edwards, Richardson, Dodd, Biden and Kucinich.
Decision 2008: Obama or Clinton? Clinton or Obama?
The lively and frank, most-read articles at About.com Liberal Politics dissecting the too-close-to-call race between these two outstanding presidential candidates.
Top Five Worst Moments of the MSNBC Democratic Debate
The candidates made the best of dreadful situation by attempting to squeeze intelligent answers into 30-second soundbites, and by respectfully responding to stupid questions. I've selected the top five worst moments of this disastrous MSNBC Democratic debate.
Democratic Debate Scorecards for the 2008 Candidates
Dissects, rates and ranks Clinton, Obama, Edwards, Richardson, Dodd, Biden, Kucinich and Gravel in each of the Democratic 2008 debates and at certain conventions and conferences at which the Democratic candidates spoke.
Chronicles of the 2008 Race for the White House
This article chronicles the 2008 Race for the White House via the most-read and most searched-for intriguing columns and blog posts by Deborah White, About.com's Guide to Liberal Politics.
Rating the 2008 Presidential Candidates - February 2007
At the DNC's Winter 2007 meeting, held February 1-3, 2007, 10 candidates for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination made their pitches to the party faithful in attendance, and to live C-SPAN cameras. These are my evaluations of their presentations, and about their candidacies 21 months before the November 4, 2008 elections.
Voting Rights - Ohio 2004 as Lesson in What Can Go Wrong
The 2000 & 2004 US elections were tainted with thousands of verified violations of citizens' rights to vote. Millions were denied the ability to freely and fairly cast votes for their choices. As an example of US democracy derailed, this article summarizes Congressional findings of the 2004 Ohio election for access to voting, and accurate recording and counting of votes.
Top 5 Signs Bush & Rove Are in Election Season 2006
As election seasons near, the Bush team trots out variations of the same tried-and true campaign taglines and tactics. Remember the silly color-coded warning system for terror alerts? Funny how it disappeared after Nov 2004. Remember the Republican "smear and fear" tactics of the 2004 election race? Here are the top 5 signs for Nov 2006.
Election Reform Agenda by Common Cause
Common Cause is a nonprofit organization that works for US citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest. This link leads to its election reform agenda, which includes provisional ballots, fair voter registration, electronic voting machines with voter-verified paper trails and much more.
Center for Voting and Democracy
Fair Vote-Center for Voting & Democracy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fair elections where every vote counts and all voters are represented. The group conducts research, analysis, education and advocates for more democratic voting systems. The group was founded and is headed by former 20-year US Representative John Anderson, 1980 US presidential candidate.
US Justice Dept Guide to Federal Voting Rights Laws
Link leads to the US Department of Justice Voting Section, which includes Introduction to Federal Voting Rights Laws, Before the Voting Rights Act, The Voting Rights Act of 1965 and The Effect of the Voting Rights Act.