Home 2006 October
formats

Political Scientist Estimates 39% Voter Turnout This Year

Published on October 31, 2006, by in General.

Political Science Professor Michael McDonald, who studies voter turnout in the U.S., estimates 39% of the potential electorate will vote in the November 7, 2006 election. That is only about a 10% improvement, compared to November 2002, when about 36% voted. Note that “potential electorate” means all adults who could register and vote if they

(More)…

formats

Max Linn Wins Court Order for Debate, Only Hours Before Debate Starts

Published on October 30, 2006, by in General.

Max Linn, who was kept out of last week’s Florida gubernatorial debate by a State Court of Appeals, won a federal court order today at approximately 5 p.m. He then participated in tonight’s debate, which was sponsored by MSNBC. Linn’s new lawsuit had first been filed in state court in Hillsborough County (Tampa), but attorneys

(More)…

formats

Zogby Poll Shows Smither is Far From Winning

Published on October 30, 2006, by in General.

A Zogby poll for the US House race, 22nd district, shows that Libertarian hopes of actually electing a member of the US House seem wildly optimistic. This is the district represented by Tom DeLay until April of this year. The poll shows that Bob Smither, the Libertarian, is only at 5%, even though his only

(More)…

formats

Missouri Polls

Published on October 30, 2006, by in General.

Missouri has two statewide offices on the ballot. A poll conducted for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and KMOV-TV, released October 30, shows these results: US Senate: Republican 47%, Democratic 47%, Libertarian 2%, other and undecided 4% (a Green is also on the ballot). Auditor: Democratic 45%, Republican 40%, Libertarian 2%, Green 1%, undecided 12%. Missouri

(More)…

formats

Voters in 9 States Voting on Election Law Changes

Published on October 30, 2006, by in General.

Voters in 9 states are voting on ballot measures that would alter election laws. Instant-Runoff Voting is being considered in two cities in California (Oakland and Davis), Minneapolis, and Pierce County, Washington (which includes Tacoma). Massachusetts is voting on whether to legalize fusion and make it easier for minor parties to remain ballot-qualified. Rhode Island

(More)…

formats

6th Circuit Blocks Lower Court Stay on Ohio ID for Absentees

Published on October 29, 2006, by in General.

Federal courts in Ohio took the rare action of issuing orders on a weekend, October 28-29. As reported earlier, a U.S. District Court had blocked Ohio’s law on ID for absentee voters. One reason for this is that Ohio drivers licenses have two distinct numbers on them, one in large print and one in small

(More)…

Protected with SiteGuarding.com Antivirus