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Romney’s Mistaken Clinton Calculation

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CW website pic By Clyde Williams When I started this piece I found myself writing the same story everyone else has about the emergence of President Clinton as the star of the 2012 election cycle. His incredible Democratic convention speech made the arguments on behalf of President Obama better than the candidate himself – leaving pundits speechless and [&hellip
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Voters Will Be Shut Out Next Year Unless They Register Now

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

By Megan Bungeroth New York City is home to many registered Democratic voters, but it also contains its fair share of independent or unaffiliated voters who don’t always vote down party lines. Many of those residents might be surprised to find out, however, that if they want to cast a vote in next year’s primary [&hellip
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CUNY LAUNCHES VOTE DRIVE

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

By Dan Rivoli CUNY launched a voting drive aimed at battling apathy among young voters and students. CUNY students are encouraged to wear their school’s colors and apparel to the polls. The university system got Barnes & Noble to give students a 25 percent discount on collegiate apparel to help. Campus stores are giving out [&hellip
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Easy to Tamper with Electronic Votes?

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To the Editor: Are the voting machines being used by the city proprietary? Inherently, any and all proprietary voting systems eliminate the right to vote, which requires public scrutiny of the elections. That’s why Australia rejected proprietary voting systems, and requires Open Source voting systems, owned by no single entity. Australia felt the voters should [&hellip
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Brewer Leads Hearing on Voting Snafus

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By Gavin Aronsen City Council members demanded answers from the city’s Board of Elections Monday, Oct. 4, regarding its handling of the Sept. 14 primary. New optical scan voting machines were debuted during that election, causing headaches for some voters. During the hearing, poll workers and public interest groups voiced their concerns about voter privacy, [&hellip
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COUNCIL TO HEAR VOTING PROBLEMS

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

By Dan Rivoli Council Member Gale Brewer will lead a hearing Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. on the problems voters had with the new machines during the Sept. 14 primary. Upper West Siders and voters throughout the city reported that the new optical scanning machines were malfunctioning and polling places were opening late. That prompted [&hellip
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LONG WAIT NOT A PROBLEM

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

At 3 p.m. on Election Day, the line of voters at St. Paul & St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, on West 86th Street, filled an entire block. Voters, many on cell phones or reading magazines, waited patiently as they moved from the end of the line on Broadway to the church’s entrance on West End Avenue. [&hellip
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