October 31, 2004

News Roundup

Not to be missed is the Los Angeles Times Sunday opinion section, devoted almost entirely to election law issues, including an article by Jack Rakove calling for chaos on Tuesday and a piece by Tony Quinn on partisan gerrymandering.

The New York Times offers When the Voting Bloc Lives Inside a Cellblock, Charges of Dirty Tricks, Fraud and Voter Suppression Already Flying in Several States, In Final Days Before Vote, Divided Electorate Expresses Anxiety and Concern, and What to Do on Election Day (editorial).

The Washington Post offers Poll Chiefs Brace for Substantial Challenges and David Broder's column, "What Democracy Needs: Real Races" (which incorrectly states: "The Supreme Court has accepted a Texas redistricting case that will give the justices another opportunity to speak to the issue of political gerrymandering...").

Newsweek offers A Long Shadow: Bush v. Gore roiled a nation. It's back—and, given Rehnquist's health, looming larger than ever. U.S. News and World Report offers The fix that wasn't; A new law designed to iron out voting problems may have done just the opposite.

Newsday offers Going Nose to Nose in Ohio.

Fred Wertheimer writes Why the FEC is Wrong on Soft Money Groups in the Boston Globe.

David Harwood writes Election System a Failure in the Denver Post.

Posted by Rick Hasen at October 31, 2004 10:02 PM