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  • Runoff: GOP Wins Georgia PSC Seat

    12/06/2006 5:40:51 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 2 replies · 395+ views
    ATLANTA -- Republican Chuck Eaton gave the Georgia GOP another victory Tuesday, defeating Democratic incumbent David Burgess in the only statewide runoff election to give his party all five seats on the Public Service Commission. In Camden County, Herb Rowland won the non-partisan runoff for the board of education district 4 over Mary Keating. Rowland received 620 votes, Keating got 336 votes. With 98 percent of the precincts statewide reporting, Eaton had 111,768 votes, or about 52 percent, compared with 101,256 for Burgess, the lone Democrat on the board. As the only statewide runoff election, it drew a light turnout....
  • Chassaniol (R) captures 58% of vote for Senate (Mississippi)

    11/22/2006 1:27:04 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 21 replies · 833+ views
    Lydia Graves Chassaniol, a Winona restaurant owner, credited her varied professional experience and the hard work of volunteers for her victory over Hiram Eastland III, a Greenwood attorney, in Tuesday's runoff in Senate District 14. According to complete but unofficial totals, Chassaniol won by 5,154 to 3,766 votes, or 58 percent to 42 percent. She won five of the six counties in District 14 with only Tallahatchie County going to Eastland. "We've had a lot of good people, young people, working in the race," Chassaniol said. She said she visited civic groups throughout the district, explaining her positions on issues...
  • McKinney has only herself to blame

    08/19/2006 7:58:19 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 42 replies · 2,152+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8/20/06 | Jim Costelloe
    Oh, for crying out loud! Cynthia McKinney is at it again. Blaming everyone and everything for her ills other than herself. This time, she is on attack regarding her recent runoff loss to Hank Johnson. During a recent speech in front of the National Dialogue and Revival for Social Justice in the Black Church, she blamed her loss on the media, electronic voting machines, Republicans and Georgia's requirement that the winner of an election must receive at least 50 percent of the vote. Is that it, Cynthia? What about days with the letter "y" in them or months that have...
  • McKinney Pursuing Legal Challenges to Elections in Georgia (Jewish Diebolds Conspiracy)

    08/11/2006 7:54:42 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 86 replies · 2,658+ views
    Atlanta Progressive News ^ | 8/11/06 | Matthew Cardinale
    APN) ATLANTA -- US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) is pursuing numerous legal avenues to challenge the so-called “results” of not only her recent Primary and Runoff Elections, but also the fundamental reality that the current E-voting system in Georgia does not provide us with “results” that are in any way meaningful. The Congresswoman and her attorneys and campaign are looking at ways in which they can either join or support Donzella James’s legal election contest filed last week, Donzella James, who is working closely with the Congresswoman, told Atlanta Progressive News. The US Department of Justice is already said to...
  • Late Lieberman surge makes race a tossup

    08/08/2006 12:18:28 AM PDT · by YaYa123 · 71 replies · 1,658+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8 August 2006 | Charles Hurt
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Sen. Joe Lieberman closed his anti-war opponent's double-digit lead yesterday to just six points as both candidates scrambled across the state ahead of today's Democratic primary. The latest polling results were a relief to the veteran Democrat, who has represented this state in the Senate for nearly two decades and who just six years ago was his party's vice presidential nominee. Mr. Lieberman predicted yesterday that the movement in polls showed momentum at his back and said he expects to win today. "I feel they were flirting with the other guy for a while, wanting to send...
  • Poll Shows Incumbent Cynthia McKinney Still Trailing Rival (53%-40%)

    08/07/2006 8:10:42 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 32 replies · 1,023+ views
    All Headline News ^ | 8/7/06 | Matthew Borghese
    Atlanta, GA (AHN) - New polls show incumbent Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney still trails rival, two-term DeKalb County Commissioner Hank Johnson. An InsiderAdvantage survey shows Johnson leading the Congresswoman, 53 percent to 40. According to Atlanta television station, WXIA-TV, on Monday morning, both candidates squared off on the radio in attempt to reach more voters on the Frank and Wanda in the Morning Show on V-103. In the V-103 debate, McKinney charged that Johnson is the candidate backed by Republican voters and Republican money while Johnson pointed out that McKinney was not present for a recent House vote on a critical...
  • Democrats’ soul on line in two races

    08/04/2006 8:35:32 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 23 replies · 1,316+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 8/4/06 | Jim Wooten
    Republicans don’t have a dog in either fight, but two nationally significant races on Tuesday’s ballot will tell us a great deal about the mood of the country — and the future of two-party politics. The one, of course, is Georgia’s 4th Congressional District, where incumbent Rep. Cynthia McKinney is in the final stages of her political career. But for an out-of-district white guy who sapped 5,253 votes, most of which otherwise would have gone to challenger Hank Johnson, she would be walking around in stunned defeat now. Johnson may not beat her Tuesday, but the end is near. Her...
  • Poll: Johnson has lead over (Cynthia) McKinney

    07/27/2006 7:42:43 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 35 replies · 1,349+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 7/26/06 | Jim Galloway
    A new poll by Insider Advantage shows challenger Hank Johnson with a hefty lead over incumbent Cynthia McKinney in the Democratic run-off for the 4th District congressional race. The poll shows Johnson leading McKinney, 46 to 21 percent, with a third of voters undecided. The survey recorded the responses of 489 likely voters and has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 5 percent. Run-offs are notorious for low turnout, which often makes telephone surveys unreliable. Matt Towery, CEO of InsiderAdvantage, said he was unwilling to say that McKinney was headed for certain defeat. "But is she in deep, deep, deep,...
  • Immigration Alert: John Jacob forces June primary election by edging Chris Cannon (R) Utah

    05/17/2006 10:33:23 PM PDT · by TheEaglehasLanded · 24 replies · 4,461+ views
    Salt Lake City Tribune ^ | May 17, 2006 | Glen Warchol and Rebecca Walsh
    Jacob edges Cannon to force runoff Conventioneers pick Christensen to face Democrat Matheson with a finally 'united' GOP vote By Glen Warchol and Rebecca Walsh The Salt Lake Tribune SANDY - Illegal immigration was the core issue at the Utah Republican Convention on Saturday that hurled 10-year veteran Congressman Chris Cannon into a June primary election with political novice John Jacob. "Immigration is huge with the delegates," Jacob said after a runoff ballot gave him 52 percent of the vote to Cannon's 48 percent. "Chris Cannon tells them, 'I'm tough on illegal immigration - look at my record.' Well, his...
  • Rivers Indicate Earlier Snowmelt In Eastern North America

    03/27/2006 10:30:31 AM PST · by cogitator · 5 replies · 228+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | 03/27/2006 | Staff Writers
    Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have found evidence in eastern North America that the snow is melting and running off into rivers earlier than it did in the first half of the 20th century. According to a USGS study published in the most recent issue of Geophysical Research Letters, winter-spring flows in many rivers in the northern United States and Canada are occurring earlier by 5-10 days. "We studied rural, unregulated rivers with more than 50 years of USGS and Environment Canada river flow data," explained Glenn Hodgkins, lead author and hydrologist at the USGS Maine Water Science...
  • Michelle Bachelet wins Chile's presidential election

    01/15/2006 4:18:11 PM PST · by Redmen4ever · 12 replies · 893+ views
    Yahoo.news ^ | 1/15/06
    SANTIAGO (AFP) - Socialist Michelle Bachelet became Chile's first-ever female president after sweeping the national election with 53 percent of the vote, according to partial results.
  • CA: GOP-backed candidate forced into runoff (48th District)

    10/05/2005 9:16:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 766+ views
    ap on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 10/5/05 | Gillian Flaccus - ap
    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - Illegal immigration emerged as a critical issue in the race to fill the nation's only vacant House seat, as an anti-immigration activist siphoned off enough votes from the GOP-backed favorite to force a runoff election. State Sen. John Campbell finished with 46 percent of the vote in Tuesday's special election in Southern California's heavily Republican Orange County, but failed to gain the majority needed to avoid a runoff. He will face the top vote-getters from four other parties in the Dec. 6 election. Second-place finisher Marilyn Brewer, a moderate Republican who drew 17 percent of the...
  • Iran Moderate Says Hard-Liners Rigged Election

    06/19/2005 6:03:41 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 398+ views
    NYT ^ | 06/19/05 | MICHAEL SLACKMAN
    Iran Moderate Says Hard-Liners Rigged Election By MICHAEL SLACKMAN Published: June 19, 2005 TEHRAN, June 18 - The race for the presidency in Iran was thrown into turmoil on Saturday when the third-place finisher accused conservative hard-liners of rigging the election and cutting him out of the runoff vote next week, which will be between a former president and the conservative mayor of Tehran. The accusation of voting irregularities came from Mehdi Karroubi, a cleric and former speaker of Parliament known as a conciliator, who said he would continue to press his case publicly unless the country's supreme religious leader...
  • Iran Heads Toward Presidential Runoff

    06/17/2005 8:56:10 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies · 420+ views
    AP ^ | 06/18/05 | BRIAN MURPHY
    Iran Heads Toward Presidential Runoff By BRIAN MURPHY, Associated Press Writer 37 minutes ago TEHRAN, Iran - Iran headed toward the first runoff presidential election in its history as a key government official predicted Saturday that none of the seven candidates — including the favorite contender Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani — would win enough votes for outright victory. Turnout in Friday's vote appeared stronger than expected and polls stayed open an extra four hours, with voting booths even set up at Tehran's main cemetery for those paying weekly visits to family graves. An Interior Ministry official involved in the counting told...
  • LA Mayoral Runoff Poll (SurveyUSA): Villaraigosa - 64%; Hahn - 32%

    04/12/2005 8:47:24 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 31 replies · 13,520+ views
    SurveyUSA ^ | 4/12/05
    Analysis: 5 weeks to the 5/17/05 L.A. Mayor runoff election, (4/9/05 - 4/11/05) a rematch of the runoff election from 4 years ago, Antonio Villaraigosa leads incumbent James Hahn 2:1. Hahn leads only among Republicans and Conservatives.
  • Another governor election may be in our best interest

    12/19/2004 11:44:06 AM PST · by JosefK · 30 replies · 1,102+ views
    The Chronicle (Greater Lewis County, WA) ^ | 18 December 2004 | The Chronicle Editorial Board
    Saturday, December 18, 2004 Another governor election may be in our best interest Given the fiasco going on up in King County with the second recount, we suspect more and more people are coming to the conclusion we should have another election for governor. That was suggested this week by former long-time Secretary of State Ralph Munro, a Republican who was highly respected for his job performance by people in both parties. ‘‘This thing could just degenerate and spiral downward,’’ Munro said Thursday of the second recount and all of the controversy and lawsuits it has generated, with more likely....
  • Satellite observes agricultural runoff causing algal blooms

    12/09/2004 8:45:38 AM PST · by cogitator · 25 replies · 1,159+ views
    Space Daily ^ | December 9, 2004 | SPX
    Direct Link Discovered Between Agricultural Runoff And Algal Blooms In SeaScientists have found the first direct evidence linking large-scale coastal farming to massive blooms of marine algae that are potentially harmful to ocean life and fisheries. Researchers from Stanford University's School of Earth Sciences made the discovery by analyzing satellite images of Mexico's Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California - a narrow, 700-mile-long stretch of the Pacific Ocean that separates the Mexican mainland from the Baja California Peninsula. Immortalized in the 1941 book Sea of Cortez, by writer John Steinbeck and marine biologist Edward Ricketts, the...
  • Brief Note on Turnout in Louisiana Runoff Election Today: Looks Low

    12/04/2004 4:51:56 PM PST · by StJacques · 670+ views
    For those of you who may not be aware of it, the final makeup of the House of Representatives will be decided today in Louisiana. We have two runoff elections to decide representation for Louisiana's 3rd and 7th congressional districts. Both of these seats are currently open. In the 3rd congressional district where Republican Billy Tauzin, Jr. is retiring there is a runoff election between his son, Republican Billy Tauzin, III of Chackbay and Democrat Charles Melancon of Napoleonville. In the 7th district, where Democrat Chris John vacated the seat to run for the U.S. Senate -- unsuccessfully -- Republican...
  • Two House seats up for grabs in LA today

    12/04/2004 7:56:53 AM PST · by OwnershipSociety · 8 replies · 532+ views
    The Times-Picayune ^ | 12/4/04 | Matthew Brown
    South Louisiana voters will replace their two representatives in the U.S. House today during elections in the 3rd and 7th congressional districts, ending rancorous campaigns that drew national attention and millions of dollars from special interest groups and the Republican and Democratic parties.
  • We're Still Campaigning in Louisiana: Show Us Some Love!

    11/03/2004 7:14:50 PM PST · by StJacques · 12 replies · 570+ views
    Naturally we are all pumped after the President's BIG WIN yesterday, but I wanted to drop a note to let you all know that the 2004 campaign has not ended in Louisiana. We are on a roll here however; Bush outpolled Kerry 57% - 42%, we elected our first Republican Senator since the Reconstruction Era in David Vitter, and we have secured four of five congressional seats that have been decided across the state for the Republican Party, including our newly-elected star Bobby Jindal. But there are still two congressional races that remain to be settled and the leading vote-getters...