INTRO: In a poll conducted Sunday by the Miami Herald, of the sixteen percent of voters who cast ballots early, Kerry drew a full fifty-six percent, compared to George W Bush, who received just thirty-nine percent. LAST NIGHT, an estimated ten thousand of the Democratic party faithfull gathered to rally for Senator John Kerry in his bid for the Presidency. WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Mark Antokas was there and files this report. Roll Tape;(Betty Castor)
SCRIPT: Senate hopefull Betty Castor introduced Jo...
Tomorrow: A record 120 Million Americans are set to vote tomorrow- and there are all types of fears -
Despite all of the voting problems here in Florida in 2000 Ã¢â¬â there are still problems potentially lurking Ã¢â¬â such as
Counting Votes is still left to different machines and largely overseen by partisan state and local election officers..
Eligible voters STILL may be denied the opportunity to cast ballots if they show up to vote at the wrong place ...
State Republicans Plan to Appeal Ruling Against Polling Place Tactics
Two federal judges today barred parties from posting challengers at polling places throughout Ohio, saying poll workers, not outsiders, should determine voter eligibility. State Republicans planned to appeal.
An order by U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott of Cincinnati found that the application of Ohio's statute allowing challengers at polling places was unconstitutional.
In a similar case, U.S. District Judge Joh...
Over 141,000 Hillsborough county residents have voted early, thatÃ¢â¬â¢s more than 22 percent of those who are registered. Lines have stretched for up to 5 hours at many polling places,---WMNFÃ¢â¬â¢s Andrew Stelzer went to the college Hill library on East Martin Luther King Boulevard to find out how people thought the elections system is working.
IS THE LINE TOO LONG??
Besides poll watchers from both parties, there were volunteers handing out water to people waiting o...
DEDRICK MUHAMMAD, Racial Wealth Gap Coordinator, United for a Fair
Economy. Dedrick has worked extensively with students, prisoners, and
civil rights groups and was the National Field Director for the National
Action Network. He now works on economic issues for United for a Fair
Economy. He is a published author (Amsterdam News, Dollars & Sense, The
Progressive Populist) and an experienced radio and TV commentator (BET
Nightly News, CNBC News, CBS Marketwatch).
Krugman was asked about outsourcing, the war in Iraq, the deficit and his views on the election.
POPPY ALEXANDER, Voter Program Assistant, US Action Education Fund will talk about the Get Out the Vote campaign and their efforts to get women out to vote. US Action Education Fund: www.usaction.org. 202-296-3580. firstname.lastname@example.org. WomenÃ¢â¬â¢s Voices, Women Vote: www.wvwv.org. Florida Consumer Action Network, 813-877-6712.
Abigail Hollis Gray, Military Families Speak Out discussed the reasons many military families are against the war -- and have been since before it began.
The exhibit, hosted by the American Friends Service Committee, will take place at USF Ã¢â¬â Tampa this Saturday, October 30th from 11a.m Ã¢â¬â 5 pm. The exhibit, which opened in ChicagoÃ¢â¬â¢s Federal Plaza with 500 pairs of boots in January, will continue growing as the death toll continues to rise.
Eyes Wide Open Exhibit Visual...
GLORIA STEINEM, Almost three decades after founding Ms. magazine, Gloria Steinem remains America's most influential, eloquent, and revered feminist. Her 1992 book, Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem, was a number one bestseller and has been translated into 11 languages. Mary spoke with Gloria during her recent visit to Tampa. She is urging women to vote in this election. She said that the option of "Choice" been never more threatened, that it is clear that Karl Rove has adopted ...
DIANE ROBERTS, author of Dream State: Eight Generations of Swamp Lawyers, Conquistadors, Confederate Daughters, Banana Republicans, and Other Florida Wildlife, has reported on FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s politics and culture for 20 years. In this book she explores FloridaÃ¢â¬â¢s history, weaving together a wry chronicle of her own extensive, eccentric family Ã¢â¬â whose history is indelibly entwined with that of Florida Ã¢â¬â our 27th state. This is a book that should be required reading for a...