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U.S. Election - #3 Electoral Process & State Races

Mon Nov 03, 2008 5:42 pm

Users have requested that we bring some organization to the large number of posts being made about the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election in the non-aviation forum. For this reason, we’re creating ‘official’ threads to provide some structure to the overall subject, and make it easier for readers to contribute and follow the various discussions.

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➊ U.S. Election – Presidential Race & Results

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➌ U.S. Election – Electoral Process & State Races
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RE: U.S. Election - #3 Electoral Process & State Races

Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:40 pm

According to the Oregonian, more than 1,000,000 ballots have been returned as of Monday night. We have a law on the books that if there is a tax increase measure brought to the people, if less than 50% of ballots returned, every non-vote on the tax measure is counted as a no vote. If more than 50% of ballots are returned, the non-votes on the tax measure are simply not counted. We have a measure on this year's ballot to do away with that law. Also, the last poll from yesterday showed Jeff Merkley (D) with a slight lead over incumbant Gordon Smith (R) in the race for Senate.
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RE: U.S. Election - #3 Electoral Process & State Races

Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:39 am

CNN Voter's Hotline has now recorded 40,186 reports of voting problems, which include Registration, Mechanical and Access issues. See this link to see where the complaints are coming from:

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/voter.hotline/
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RE: U.S. Election - #3 Electoral Process & State Races

Wed Nov 05, 2008 10:53 pm

Oregon's "double majority" law went down as did open primaries. It will now take a simple majority by the people to pass tax increases and we still have closed primaries.
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