September 26, 2011 |
Still basking from his surprise win in a Florida straw poll, Herman Cain, the businessman turned GOP presidential aspirant, tried on Monday to build on his 15 minutes of fame by insisting he really is an authentic candidate and more than just a lucky recipient of protest votes. Speaking on NBC and CNN, Cain pushed his message that people picked him in the weekend's Florida straw vote because he was expounding a receptive program. He denied that his votes were a protest against front-runner Rick Perry's poor performance in last week's debates.
January 12, 2011 |
Rankman walked away from the Rose Bowl and Bowl Championship Series title game thinking Texas Christian deserved to be No. 1 in something! The Horned Frogs played a crisp, turnover-free game in a 21-19 win over a Wisconsin team that had scored 83, 48 and 70 points in its last three games. The BCS title game was exciting but uneven, with the winning quarterback's late fumble nearly costing his team the national title. Call this a protest vote or a complaint that TCU and Auburn can't meet to decide this on the field.
October 15, 2009 |
Dozens of lawmakers staged a walkout from parliament to protest what they and independent monitors describe as rigged local elections. It was the first time in nine years that all factions except the main Kremlin-favored United Russia party walked out in protest. The United Russia party won an overwhelming victory Sunday in more than 7,000 local elections in 75 of Russia's 83 regions.
June 16, 2009 |
Hundreds of thousands of Iranian protesters defied authorities Monday and marched to Tehran's Freedom Square, as the Islamic Republic's supreme leader ordered an investigation into allegations of vote fraud, a move the opposition described as little more than an attempt to dampen anger over the reelection of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
October 17, 2008 |
Protestant Latinos, a growing group of voters who were key supporters of President Bush in 2004, have shifted their backing to Democratic Sen. Barack Obama, driven in large part by anger toward Republican immigration policies, according to a poll released Thursday. Latinos overall represent about 6% of U.S. voters. Protestant Latinos -- about a third of all Latinos -- heavily supported Bush's reelection.
January 16, 2008 |
A Democratic primary in which no one campaigned dampened turnout here Tuesday, giving Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York a victory that probably wouldn't affect the party's presidential nomination. Clinton was the only major Democratic candidate whose name appeared on the ballot, and lack of voter interest hobbled a push by supporters of Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina to try to embarrass her with a strong showing for "uncommitted."