Politics

5:00am

Tue October 28, 2014
Politics

How Concerned Should Coloradans Be About Voter Fraud?

Grace Hood KUNC

With Colorado's eligible voting population around 4 million and several tight midterm races, the state's new vote-by-mail system is being put to the test in 2014.

With the high volume of ballots come investigations into Colorado's new election system. Most recently, conservative activist James O'Keefe traveled to Colorado to show liberal and Democratic organizers allegedly supporting voter fraud.

So how easy is it for county clerks to detect fraudulent mail-in ballots?

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2:39am

Tue October 28, 2014
It's All Politics

Bear-Baiting And Big Races Drown Portland, Maine, In Campaign Ads

Originally published on Tue October 28, 2014 11:17 am

A ballot measure in Maine over bear-baiting has drawn ads from both sides of the debate, including this one from the Maine Wildlife Conservation Council, which opposes the measure.
Maine Wildlife Conservation Council YouTube

9:46am

Mon October 27, 2014
Politics

In Final Debate, Colorado Gov Candidates Make Their Last Pitch

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With early voting well underway, Colorado's gubernatorial candidates staked out their positions one last time during at their eighth and final debate Friday. Hosted by CBS Denver 4 and Colorado Public Television, the topics were rather routine - except for the issue of public safety. That's where things got heated.

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7:58am

Mon October 27, 2014
Politics

After Sunday Service, Georgia Churches Get Souls To The Polls

Originally published on Mon October 27, 2014 12:06 pm

Martha Frazier rides a bus to vote in Miami in 2012. This year, Georgia churches are running similar "Souls to the Polls" programs, busing worshipers to early voting locations after Sunday service.
J Pat Carter AP

At The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church in Atlanta, about 700 congregants jam the pews every Sunday morning at 10:30. The church is near the edge of DeKalb County, and it's helping lead a "Souls to the Polls" drive.

Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn is running an extremely tight race for Senate against Republican David Perdue, and the difference between victory and defeat could ride on the African-American vote. The push is on to get voters to turn out early — especially at black churches.

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5:00am

Mon October 27, 2014
Politics

Vote Today To Keep The Political Canvassers Away

Grace Hood KUNC

With millions flooding into several tight Colorado races, many registered voters have already gotten the bitter taste that can come with living in a swing state: annoying visits from canvassers.

In addition to political groups pushing candidates, nonpartisan third-party entities are promoting voting on a wide range of issues. They show up at your door with surprisingly up-to-date information when it comes to who you are, your party affiliation, whether you've voted and by what method.

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