The San Diego Union-Tribune offers this report.
This editorial on the first election under McCain-Feingold originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune.
The NY Daily News offers this report, which begins: “State Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr. was elected to represent the Bronx’s 32nd Senate District. There’s just one problem – he doesn’t actually live there.”
A.P. offers this report.
A.P. offers this report, which begins: “Nearly a month after John Kerry conceded Ohio to President Bush, complaints and challenges about the balloting are mounting as activists including the Rev. Jesse Jackson demand closer scrutiny to ensure the votes are being counted on the up-and-up.”
The Washington Post offers this report.
Mayra Montero writes Magic and Realism in today’s New York Times.
The Sacramento Bee offers this editorial, which begins: “On Election Day in San Diego, more citizens went to the polls to vote for Donna Frye for mayor than for incumbent Dick Murphy. Nonetheless, when all the votes a judge ruled could be counted were counted, it was Murphy who declared victory this week. That is a travesty.”
The Los Angeles Times offers this editorial, which calls on Congress to “set basic certification and oversight procedures” for electronic voting. The Times does not seem to be aware of the existence of the Election Assistance Commission, created after the Florida 2000 debacle in the Help America Vote Act of 2002. In Roll Call, Amy Keller writes “EAC to Continue Pursuing Voting Flaws” (paid subscription required).
The Los Angeles Times offers this report.
Fritz Wenzel offers this column in the Toledo Blade.
A.P. offers this report, which begins: ” U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s possible gubernatorial bid could get a $6.7 million campaign boost if a provision tucked into a spending bill by congressional negotiators becomes law. The provision reverses a Federal Election Commission interpretation that barred members of Congress from transferring federal campaign funds to a state race.” UPDATE: Roll Call reports (paid subscription required) that “[w]ithout floor debate or a single hearing, Congress changed election laws last week to allow Members to transfer campaign funds raised for a federal race to a run for state or local office.”
According to today’s order, only Justice Stevens would have set the case for argument.