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Election 2006: the Bad

ENTER_ALT_TEXT Not everybody was celebrating last night.  Here are some of the disappointing results from the elections:

  • Ford loses to Corker
  • California backs big oil
  • More setbacks for gay marriage
  • More after the jump….

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    Election 2006: the Good

    Election 2006 In case you missed it, here are some of the exciting developments from Tuesday’s elections:

  • Dems take the House
  • Pelosi to be first woman House speaker
  • Big win for workers
  • More after the jump…

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    Bernie Sanders

    Bernie Sanders Wins Vermont Senate Race

    election 2006The U.S. House’s sole Independent and only socialist will become the junior senator from Vermont.

  • Read the Truthdig interview with Sanders

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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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    Corruption poll
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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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    Voting Irregularities
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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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