Research by Allison Bloch, Newsdesk.org Intern
BREAKING NEWS: Get the latest on U.S. election recounts. Improved processes and technology were supposed to prevent a rerun of the Florida 2000 election debacle. Instead, in 2004, complaints have multiplied. Ohio, New Mexico, Nevada, Washington state and San Diego, Calif., are rife with accusations of irregularities, and the discoveries of lost and undercounted votes. Protesters face an uphill battle to get recounts underway.
By Savannah Blackwell
While monitoring the polls on election night in the poor, largely black section of Cincinnati’s Walnut Hill neighborhood, Tobi Beck says she saw enough potential disenfranchisement that she’s supporting a forced recount of Ohio ballots.
By Shipra ShuklaNewly minted U.S. citizens face a barrage of partisan political recruiting that advocates say does a disservice to democracy.
By Jennifer HammThe lessons of Florida’s election-tipping absentee ballots in 2000 are not lost on Democrats and Republicans, who are pursuing the overseas voters with unprecedented zeal.
By Rania TikooAn upsurge in interest by young voters has sparked a flurry of partisan activity hoping to tap into a groundswell.
By Julia Scott The battle for the religious vote pits free speech against nonprofit tax law and campaign finance reform.