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Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American attorney, author, lecturer, political activist. He is also a perennial presidential candidate, having run for president in the four previous elections. Many Democrats accuse Nader of siphoning Democratic votes in key states in 2000, costing Al Gore the presidency. (More at Wikipedia)

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Musgrave unseated by Markey (Jennifer Brown/Denver Post)

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From: memeorandum | Posted: 2008-11-05 09:00

Obama Canceled Fireworks for This Evening

Given all the pomp and pageantry of past events for President-elect Obama, why was tonight's celebration speech so subdued? That was intentional. In fact. fireworks were originally planned for this evening, but President-elect Obama canceled them. "G... (Read more...)

From: Political Punch | Posted: 2008-11-05 06:05

EMILY's List on Obama win

From the inbox: Statement from EMILY’s List President Ellen R. Malcolm on Barack Obama’s Victory WASHINGTON, D.C. — The following is a statement from Ellen R. Malcolm, president and founder of EMILY’s List, on the election of Barack... (Read more...)

From: Writes Like She Talks | Posted: 2008-11-05 04:38

President-elect Barack Obama

Wow. - jpt (Read more...)

From: Political Punch | Posted: 2008-11-05 04:13


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From: memeorandum | Posted: 2008-11-05 03:45

Bill Ayers Speaks (Peter Slevin/Washington Post)

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From: memeorandum | Posted: 2008-11-05 03:45

President Barack Hussein Obama II

It's going to be called as soon as the West Coast comes in at 11 p.m. ET. I've been too busy interviewing Barr people at his election party to check the House races lately, but so far Murtha is winning, and a lot of the close races are breaking... (Read more...)

From: Reason Magazine - Hit & Run | Posted: 2008-11-04 22:44

At the Risk of Great Humiliation: Cleveland's Montana Election Predictions- w/ New Numbers

President The outcome of 2008 Montana general election will have two significant components at the presidential level.  First, is third party support; particularly, support for Ron Paul who is on the Montana ballot as a Constitutionalist.  ... (Read more...)

From: Left in the West | Posted: 2008-11-04 22:18

Is Obama a "Stealth Candidate"? Is America Now a Center-Left Country?

At Fox News, there's an interesting (read: tedious but what else is on?) debate about whether this election, which seems to be trending big for the Dems all around the horn, is a coff-coff game-changer in American politics. Are we moving, ask the... (Read more...)

From: Reason Magazine - Hit & Run | Posted: 2008-11-04 21:50

Open election day thread

This is an open election thread. I have to babysit some sites today, so I can’t be posting; I’ll try to return for Obama’s victory speech. Here’s the electoral map today. As you can (Read more...)

From: CorrenteWire | Posted: 2008-11-04 20:32

Voting obstacles in VA, PA

From Election Protection...Voters are reporting major obstacles to casting their ballot in polling locations across Virginia and Pennsylvania, which could disenfranchise thousands of voters in each state. Long lines, broken voting machines, ballot ... (Read more...)

From: First Read | Posted: 2008-11-04 18:58

The 7 p.m. Poll Closings: Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia

ATLANTA - I'm en route to Bob Barr's election party, which won't kick off officially until after the polls close, which gave me time to grab a burger at the Varsity restaurant. A family next to me is talking about... Bob Barr. They didn't vote for... (Read more...)

From: Reason Magazine - Hit & Run | Posted: 2008-11-04 18:20

Election Day Open Thread

Well, this is it -- election day. It's been an enormous pleasure covering all the downballot races with you over the past couple of years. Let's hope we have a lot of reasons to celebrate tonight. We'll be rolling with liveblog coverage of the House ... (Read more...)

From: Swing State Project | Posted: 2008-11-04 17:45

Has, Like, Everyone Voted, or What?

I hope no one's taking the "I'll just hope real hard that other people vote in great enough numbers to make up for my apathy" position.... (Read more...)

From: ace | Posted: 2008-11-04 17:29

Mandel benefits from charter school profiteers, energy corps that illuminate politicians w/money

From the Columbus Dispatch: A fierce debate in this legislative session over the regulation of the electricity industry and a potentially fiercer upcoming fight over education reforms have helped fuel record takes for Ohio House legislative races. &#... (Read more...)

From: Writes Like She Talks | Posted: 2008-11-04 16:37

Letter to the negaverse

As was to be expected, few here are impressed with my call to forget all the major grievances this day. I sympathize a little bit, because contrary to some pe (Read more...)

From: CorrenteWire | Posted: 2008-11-04 15:49

What's your voting story?

Like many of you, I voted for this first time ever (in person) today. It was pretty damn exciting, especially after all the build up over the last few years. I have to admit I wasn't on the Obama train... (Read more...)

From: Feministing | Posted: 2008-11-04 15:44


Amy Martin's "What're you for?" (Hat tip, Pete.) (Read more...)

From: Left in the West | Posted: 2008-11-04 14:10


GENERAL ELECTION 2008, First Poll Results: Dixville Notch, New Hampshire Barack Obama:  15 John McCain: (Read more...)

From: My Left Wing | Posted: 2008-11-04 10:00

Predictions '08

At this point Joe Biden has a better shot than John McCain of becoming the next president of the United States, so I'll skip the race for first place and offer some educated guesses about how the more interesting candidates might fare: (Read more...)

From: Reason Magazine - Hit & Run | Posted: 2008-11-04 08:00

Ron Paul at Four Percent and Holding...

Fifty votes have been counted so far in Election 2008, and Ron Paul won two of them.Democrat Obama defeated Republican John McCain by a count of 15 t (Read more...)

From: Reason Magazine - Hit & Run | Posted: 2008-11-04 07:46

The Pajamas Media Election Guide for Dummies

A light-hearted manual for the electorally challenged. Don't watch the returns without it. (Read more...)

From: pajamasmedia | Posted: 2008-11-04 07:00

The Dick

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From: Campaign Emails | Posted: 2008-11-03 23:23

Ralph Nader's Hummus Sucks, Too

Wonkette operative John Scholle reports: “FYI I paid $3 for Ralph Nader’s hummus recipe thinking it would make an interesting dish to bring to the election party I’m attending. It is WAY garlicky. It called for four cloves and I... (Read more...)

From: Wonkette | Posted: 2008-11-03 23:05

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