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Friday, October 29, 2004

  • Ohio Lawmakers Call for Secretary of State Blackwell to Resign


    As a federal judge in Ohio temporarily blocks the GOP from challenging the voting rights of 35,000 people ahead of the election, we go to Ohio to speak with State Sen. Teresa Fedor, one of the lawmakers leading the calls for Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell to resign. [includes rush transcript]

  • Bush Administration Attempts To Overturn Decades of Legal Precedents & Block Voting Rights Lawsuits From Voters


    Bush administration lawyers are now attempting to overturn decades of legal precedence by claiming that under the Help America Vote Act only Attorney General John Ashcroft — and not individual voters–have a right to ask federal courts to enforce voting rights. [includes rush transcript]

  • "Safe State" Debate: To Kerry or Not to Kerry?


    As the attention of the nation focuses on battleground states, we look at different views on voting in the so-called "safe states" with two candidates running for office in New York: Green Party U.S. Senate candidate, Dave McReynolds and Frank Barbaro, Democratic congressional candidate. [includes rush transcript]

  • VotePact.com Offers Alternative Way of Voting


    We speak with Washington-based political analyst Sam Husseini about Votepact.com, a website he founded that encourages dissatisfied voters from either side of the two party divide to make a pact in pairs and cast their ballot for a third party candidate. [includes rush transcript]

  • Israeli Peace Activist Uri Avnery: "Arafat is the Father of the Nation"


    As Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat arrives in Paris to receive emergency medical treatment, we go to Tel Aviv to speak with Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery about the potential implications of Arafat’s death on the "peace process" and the Palestinian people. [includes rush transcript]