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US Politics: Sanders Takes Major Lead in Key Battleground States

Monday, September 14, 2015 by Common Dreams by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer  Comments

Fringe No More: Sanders Takes Major Lead in Key Battleground States

New polling shows Bernie Sanders ahead of Hillary Clinton in both New Hampshire and Iowa 

Sanders’s “ideas for rebuilding the American middle class and taking on the billionaire class are resonating here in Iowa and across the country,” says one county chair. (Photo: Michael Vadon/flickr/cc)

‘Fringe candidate’ no more, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders leads former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton among likely Democratic presidential primary voters in the battleground states of Iowa and New Hampshire, according to new polling released on Sunday, September 13. Continue reading

Roundup: Voter irregularities – USA Elections

Roundup: Voter irregularities

Posted by David Beard on November 6, 2012 at 5:15 pm

VoteTracker: Here is a partial look at reported incidents of voter registration and election irregularities, with links to full stories on the issue.

Nov. 6 — NEW JERSEY — E-mail voting extended to 8 p.m. Friday. Faced with a flood of applications to vote via e-mail or fax by people displaced by Hurricane Sandy, the Garden State extended the voting deadline. Over the weekend, the administration of Gov. Chris Christie chose to offer e-mail and fax voting to storm victims, despite security concerns. See the full story.

Nov. 6 — FLORIDA — Voting machine problems; 12,310 ‘wrong-day’ robocalls. At least two Hillsborough County polls reported vote-machine problems, The Tampa Tribune reported. Also, officials acknowledged the higher number of Pinellas County voters who got a robo-call Tuesday by election officials mistakenly telling them the vote was Wednesday. Another 28,300 calls with the correct date were made Monday. The mistake came from a vendor, said the county elections supervisor. Vote-scanning problems also occurred in the South Florida communities of Miami Springs, Pembroke Pines and Plantation, the Miami Herald reported.   [more]

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