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Most Voters Disapprove of Iraq, Want Troops Out

ENTER_ALT_TEXT The majority of voters disapprove of the war in Iraq ... “and believe the U.S. should withdraw some or all troops,” according to New York Times exit polls. The economy was the No. 1 concern, followed closely by terrorism and the Iraq war. In congressional decisions, corruption and scandal were also highly important.

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Stunner: CNN Exit Polls Show Corruption as Top Issue

ENTER_ALT_TEXTCNN just released the first exit polls and, incredibly, corruption was the most important national issue on voters’ minds. Terrorism was No. 2; the economy No. 3; and Iraq No. 4. That’s almost unbelievable. Iraq has been the top issue in the polls for months, if not years. (via ThinkProgress)

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L.A. Times’ Top Editor Fired

From the L.A. Times: “Dean Baquet was forced to resign as editor of the Los Angeles Times at the request of the publisher after he refused to agree to further cuts of his editorial staff.”

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Voter Suppression / Irregularities

ENTER_ALT_TEXT They’re coming in from everywhere:

  • Orange County CA Candidate Says Machines Down, No Paper Ballots Available
  • ‘Voting Nightmare’ Reported by Denver Post
    Older items after the jump…

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    Is the GOP Using Robo-Calls to Depress Turnout?

    In Nebraska, it appears GOP operatives are blanketing residents with “robo-calls” containing the Democratic candidate’s voice—in order to get voters so angry with the Dem that they vote against him.
    We agree with John at AMERICAblog: Throw these bums in jail.

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    New Rules, Machines Frazzle Poll Workers

    New touchscreen voting machines are delaying votes in polling stations across the country, some of which have reverted to paper ballots due to the confusion.

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    Voters Call RNCC Calls ‘Harassment’

    Automated “robo-calls” from GOP computers are infuriating people across the nation, who say they have to disconnect their phones to escape the bombardment.

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    U.S. Determined to Pollute

    America restated its opposition to limiting greenhouse gas emissions during a conference of more than 100 countries searching for a global solution to climate change.  According to the U.S. negotiator: “I certainly got no indication [from the Bush administration] that there’s any change in our position, nor is there likely to be during this presidency….”

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    Election Trivia

    Did you know Democratic Senate candidate Jim Webb once boxed Oliver North?

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    Get Ready for a Long Night

    New rule changes and the increased popularity of absentee voting might mean results from Tuesday’s election won’t be known for some time.

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