Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:57 GMTInterviewing for the 2004 exit polls was the most inaccurate of any in the past five presidential elections as procedural problems compounded by the refusal of large numbers of Republican voters to be surveyed led to inflated estimates of support for John F. Kerry, according to a report released Wednesday by the research firms responsible for the flawed surveys.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:57 GMTSen. John F. Kerry, in some of his most pointed public comments yet about the presidential election, invoked Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy on Monday as he criticized President Bush and decried reports of voter disenfranchisement.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:57 GMTThe freshly inaugurated Democratic governor's grip on the job she won by the tissue-thin margin of 129 votes remains wobbly, as Republicans press state courts to order a new election.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:57 GMTThe state's chief elections officer, accused of mishandling the presidential vote in November, sent a fundraising letter for his 2006 gubernatorial campaign that was accompanied by a request for illegal contributions.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:57 GMTInvoking rules that sometimes seem quaint as quill pens, the House and Senate certified President Bush's reelection despite a rare objection, which was intended to spotlight voting irregularities in Ohio and elsewhere.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:57 GMTIn the most expensive presidential contest in the nation's history, John F. Kerry and his Democratic supporters nearly matched President Bush and the Republicans, who outspent them by just $60 million, $1.14 billion to $1.08 billion, an analysis shows.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:57 GMTThe Republicans, true to their vow to leave no vote unwooed, came to Lancaster County in Pennsylvania hoping to win over the famously reclusive Old Order Amish, along with their slightly less-strict brethren, the Mennonites. Democrats laughed at the very idea. But the GOP effort did the trick.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:57 GMTElection officials finished the presidential recount in Ohio on Tuesday, with the final tally shaving about 300 votes off President Bush's six-figure margin of victory in the state that gave him a second term.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:57 GMTWith the increasing maturation of the Internet as a political tool -- and the huge sums that can be raised online -- experts said those addresses can remain valuable long after an election.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:57 GMTSeven weeks after voters went to the polls, Democrat Christine Gregoire won Washington state's astonishingly close governor's contest by 130 votes, according to results of the third and final count.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:57 GMTThe state Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that at least 573 previously disqualified absentee ballots -- potentially enough to swing the state's tightest election ever for Christine Gregoire -- can be counted.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:57 GMTRevisiting the contested state reveals a broader picture of how balloting was conducted for the presidential election.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:57 GMTThe state Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously rejected the request that previously rejected absentee and provisional ballots be included in the hand recount of Washington state's contested governor's race.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:57 GMTThe Ohio delegation to the electoral college cast its votes for President Bush on Monday, hours after dissident groups asked the state Supreme Court to review the outcome of the state's presidential race.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:57 GMTA recount by hand of 2.9 million votes began Wednesday to determine the winner of the closest gubernatorial race in state history.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:57 GMTThe leader of the Democratic National Committee announced Monday that he will launch an investigation into voting irregularities in Ohio, where lines snaked outside some inner-city polling places on Election Day and provisional ballots were sometimes in short supply.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:57 GMTWhen Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell certifies the state's final presidential election results, declaring President Bush the winner by about 119,000 votes, critics say they intend to present two challenges.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:57 GMTA trickle of voters across southern Louisiana turned out Saturday to vote in runoffs for two bitterly contested House races.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:57 GMTThe closest governor's race in Washington state history lurched forward Friday, as state Democrats announced they had raised enough money to start a third count, this one by hand, of nearly 3 million ballots.
Sat, 23 Apr 2005 12:21:57 GMTSen. John F. Kerry's presidential campaign asked an Ohio judge Tuesday to allow it to join a legal fight there over whether election officials in one county may sit out the state's impending recount.