Elections

Electoral challenge

2004 Vote | Colorado voters are considering an initiative that would change the way the state doles out electoral votes to presidential candidates
by The Editors
Posted 10/30/04, 12:00 am

Usually, it's cutting-edge California that agitates the nation with hot-button ballot measures such as English-only education in 1998 and marriage protection in 2000. This year, though, Colorado is the rabble-rouser.

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Redistricting battle

2004 Vote | Thanks to new electoral maps engineered by the GOP , experts believe three to five veteran Democrats could be swept from office in the Lone Star State this year
by The Editors
Posted 10/30/04, 12:00 am

In Texas' 32nd Congressional District, the race between two incumbents, Democrat Martin Frost and Republican Pete Sessions, isn't just another Dallas-area political squabble. It's a sinkhole of political spending, with each candidate raising about $4 million, making it one of the most expensive House races ever.

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Leadership decision

2004 Vote | For all his built-in advantages, South Dakota's Tom Daschle finds himself in the fight of his political life
by The Editors
Posted 10/30/04, 12:00 am

After John Kerry, who is the second most-despised Democrat Republicans would like to see defeated on Election Night? Hint: It's not John Edwards, who's part of a package deal, after all.

Instead, Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota is the No. 2 name on the GOP hit list. As the puppet master for 48 Democrats in the Senate, no one has done more to thwart the president's agenda on issues ranging from war to taxes to judicial appointments.

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