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Chavez back in Venezuela, stirs succession talk

...extended for another 90 days.A third scenario would be the status quo, Carrasquero said, but sooner or later, a new presidential vote seems "inevitable." He and other analysts say it's hard to predict how long that might take.The Venezuelan...
Close elections? We're used to 'em

...surprise there's lots of cliff-hangers. We've had as many close elections as Al Gore has reasons to protest the presidential vote count in Florida. "Florida is just a typical Alaska election," said Marc Hellenthal, an Anchorage pollster...
Nobody wins in Afghanistan's runoff election

...Moreover, the senator was in Kabul to supplement the Obama administration's efforts to lean on Karzai to hold another presidential vote, given widespread evidence that the one held in August was rigged. When Karzai claimed victory then, his main...
A president by popular vote

...passed.Now a legislator in Pennsylvania is proposing a change in that state's election law that would bring the presidential vote there closer to the one-person, one-vote principle that is at the heart of a popular vote. Senate Majority...
Let's uphold majority rule with ranked choice voting

...curbing the increasingly negative character of campaigns. Debated vigorously when Ross Perot earned 19 percent of the presidential vote in 1992 and Ralph Nader tipped Florida away from Al Gore in 2000, split votes have become a regular feature of our...
This Day in History

...Bush. Earlier, Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris had rejected requests from the counties to update presidential vote totals with the results of hand recounts under way at Gore's urging. In 2004, the White House announced that...
This Day in History

...S. Supreme Court heard arguments from lawyers representing George W. Bush and Al Gore concerning the Florida presidential vote recount. Shortstop Alex Rodriguez agreed to a $252 million deal with the Texas Rangers.
Bush margin shrinks

...candidate. Three lawsuits, two in state court and one in federal court, were filed in Palm Beach County seeking a new presidential vote in the county. The federal lawsuit, filed by a Boca Raton man who said he voted by mistake for Buchanan instead...
Reactions to Florida Supreme Court ruling

...activism, declared that manual vote recounts being conducted in Democratic counties must be included in Florida's presidential vote totals, as long as they are done by Nov. 27. In other words, the three-county total of 28,000 ballot cards...
Is this a wake-up call? Bush will be minuscule compared to that experienced by Gore. It is wrong for the nation to endure the division that accompanies an Electoral College victory for a runner-up presidential vote-getter. Dismantle the Electoral College.


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