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OBAMA WINS: (Electoral Votes - currently) 364-163 – 53%-46% of popular vote Obama and McCain both deliver statesman-like speeches...
Election Section 2008

Videos abound: The Vet who didn't vet, Obama goes to Bollywood, new entries on The Palin Page, "They lost my vote", Time For Some Campaignin', and more...

Last updated: Monday, November 10, 2008

Lead Articles

The Vet who didn't vet

What was McCain thinking?

See also: The Palin Page

Posted: November 03, 2008

Obama goes to Bollywood

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Posted: November 03, 2008

Gore Vidal et al to Obama

Do Not Concede!

By Gore Vidal

An Open Letter to Senator Obama and the Democratic Leadership: On Election Night, DO NOT CONCEDE!

"Eight years is too much" is how Barack Obama explained why we must win the coming election and begin to restore America. But, even if we receive the most votes, will we win the election? ... More >

Posted: November 03, 2008

Other News

Be not afraid - by Jim Wallis
  Americans should cling to the light of hope, and vote.

The Palin Page - by the Webmaster
  We don't have to make this stuff up...
(Well, most of it...)

Many Canadians Chose Party Before Campaign
  15 percent made their choice before the debates.

"They lost my vote" - music video - by Ellen Bukstel
  "If we can put a man on the moon... why can't anyone tell me where my ballot went?"

Time For Some Campaignin' - by
  A humourous musical look at the US Presidential race...

Five reasons why McCain has lost - by Barry McLoughlin, Barry McLoughlin's Blog
  Was it ever possible for him to win?

Early Miami voting suggests Florida may go Democrat - by Sherwood Ross
  Eleven of the 15 independent voters had just voted for Obama.

McCain Enflames "Partisan Rancor" - by Robert Parry
  This fall's campaign may go down as one of the nastiest in American history.

Political pollsters missed slight shift - by Bea Vongdouangchanh
  Changes weren't dramatic, but there was enough of a shift to the Tories in Ontario where they gained more seats than projected.

A McCain "win" will be theft - by David Swanson
  Resistance is planned.

Equal Voice: Federal Election Results 2008 - by Equal Voice
  Equal Voice urges PM to boost women in Cabinet as women elected to Parliament crack 21 percent barrier.

Michael Moore turns tables on Tories - by Melanie Patten, The Canadian Press
  Conservatives suggest filmmaker and NDP MP violated Elections Act

More Palin spoofs from SNL - by the Webmaster
  Some new Saturday Night Live skits (and more) sent by a reader.

Globe and Star polls contradict one another
  Reid poll has put the Conservatives higher throughout the campaign.

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