January 25, 2007 |
Two election workers were convicted Wednesday of rigging a recount of the 2004 presidential election to avoid a more thorough review in Ohio's most populous county. Jacqueline Maiden, elections coordinator of the Cuyahoga County Elections Board, and ballot manager Kathleen Dreamer each were convicted of a felony count of negligent misconduct by an elections employee. They also were convicted of one misdemeanor count each of failure to perform their duty as elections employees.
December 14, 2006 |
In 2004, Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth played a highly visible role in the presidential campaign by running ads in key states questioning the Vietnam War record of the Democratic candidate, Sen. John F. Kerry, and charging that "he cannot be trusted." Likewise, the MoveOn.org Voter Fund criticized President Bush, repeatedly referring in its ads to his "failure of leadership." Both operated as "527" organizations independent of political parties.
October 4, 2005 |
A book about CBS' airing of a flawed story last fall about President Bush's service in the Texas Air National Guard, written by a former CBS producer who was fired in the fallout, will hit stores next month. "Truth and Duty: The Press, the President and the Privilege of Power," written by former producer Mary Mapes and published by St. Martin's Press, is scheduled to be released Nov. 8.
May 20, 2005 |
Ending one of the last fights from the contentious 2004 presidential campaign, Ohio's top judge declined Thursday to punish four lawyers who had challenged the results in court. Chief Justice Thomas Moyer ruled against Ohio Atty. Gen. Jim Petro's attempt to have the lawyers sanctioned for filing a "meritless claim" against the vote that gave President Bush a win in Ohio and, as a result, enough electoral votes to win a second term in the White House.
April 12, 2005 |
Jewish voters remained overwhelmingly Democratic in the 2004 presidential election, but President Bush made inroads with those who attend religious services most often, according to a study to be released today. The study by a think tank associated with the National Jewish Democratic Council mostly confirmed the initial impression from exit polls in November that found little movement toward Bush among American Jews.
February 23, 2005 |
A large voter turnout and poll workers' confusion contributed to the invalidation of many provisional ballots cast in the Nov. 2 election, the president of the League of Women Voters said Tuesday. In Ohio, 21% of provisional ballots were found to be invalid, compared with 13% statewide in the 2000 presidential election. Nationally, 32% of provisional ballots cast in last year's election were thrown out. Most states were using them for the first time. Last year, 5.