Elections

Local, state and national election coverage on KBOO community radio

Election night at the Multnomah County Election Office

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November 4, 2008 outside of the Multnomah County election office the line of voters waiting to cast their vote strung along SE Morrison Street for two blocks estimated to take an hour plus to get through.  Multnomah County officials were on site with special forms for those in line to fill in previous to reaching the office, which expedites the process.  The same worker told us that this line was shorter than the one in 2004. 

Election Dissection

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Wed, 11/05/2008

On the Thursday following Barack Obama's election as president, KBOO hosts Linda Olson-Osterlund and S.W. Conser discuss the future of civil liberties and foreign relations with guests Jay Stanley of the American Civil Liberties Union; Chris Toensing, Executive Director of the Middle East Research and Information Project; and Harpers Magazine Editor John R. MacArthur.

60:02 minutes (24.05 MB)

Juggling for voters waiting in line at the Multnomah County Elections Office

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People of Color and the 2008 Election: An Interview with Rudy Lopez, Center for Community Change

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Wed, 11/05/2008

There's no doubt of the importance of the election of Barack Obama as America's first black president. But what role did people of color play in making this happen and where do they stand in the wake of the election? Jo Ann and Dave talk with Rudy Lopez, Directory of the Center for Community Change about his organization's work in turning out people of color and other disempowered voters for Obama. He'll also talk about how this new bloc of mobilized citizens can ensure that the new president and the Congress remain true to the promises made before election day. For more information on the Center for Community Change and their upcoming people's conference, visit www.communitychange.org.

 

55:40 minutes (44.59 MB)

Election Irregularities and the Transparency Solution

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Recovery Zone
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Wed, 11/05/2008

On the Nov 6 Recovery Zone, "the morning after the morning after" the historic 2008 election, Virginia Ross and Nancy Matela from the Oregon Voter Rights Coalition spoke with host Stephanie Potter and answered questions from listeners about the pressing need for transparency in our election process.

58:26 minutes (33.44 MB)

Voter Vigilance, Voter Theft & Gay Bashing

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Presswatch
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Wed, 11/05/2008

On the Nov 6 Press Watch Theresa Mitchell talks about the "News you're not supposed to know,"  and looks at the need to civilize and reform our election process so that every vote is counted. 

55:26 minutes (31.72 MB)

Pioneer Square Party, Code Pink, Obama Supporters, Spencer from WA, Rhys Scholes

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Mon, 11/03/2008

Report from Obama party at Pioneer Square

Gael Murphy and Medea Benjamin founders of Code Pink phone in from Washington D.C.

Sarah Kilpatrick Obama supporter who attended Grant Park rally in Chicago

Spencer checks in from Washington D.C.

Rhys Scholes updates local races

Ending of KBOO Election Special

21:33 minutes (19.73 MB)

Post-election Roundtable Discussion

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Tue, 11/04/2008

Host Dave Mazza moderated a panel discussion with KBOO's Teresa Mitchell and Per Fagereng and guests Andrea Durbin, Executive Director of the Oregon Environmental Council, Maya Rockeymoore, and Loren Hollingwood, University of Washington polling expert.

98:37 minutes (45.14 MB)

Rhys Scholes, Nathan Jimenez, Francisco Lopez, Jeana Frazzini Basic Rights Oregon

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Mon, 11/03/2008

Rhys Scholes spokesperson for Ted Wheeler discusses local races

Nathan Jimenez from the Democratic electoral party

Francisco Lopez, measure 58 update

Andy Seaton talks with Jeana Frazzini from Basic Rights Oregon

Rhys Scholes continues

19:24 minutes (17.77 MB)

Questions Surround Ballot Counting

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Tue, 11/04/2008

Ballot Counting at the Elections OfficeI noticed earlier today that Oregon is one of the few States that has yet to report more than 90% of its precincts. It would appear that 150,000 ballots, which would easily decide the Smith/Merkly Senate race in favor of (D) Merkly, have yet to be counted at the crucial Multnomah (liberal Portland) County elections division.

I called Multnomah County Elections at 2:05 PM to ask what had caused the delay in counting approximately 150,000 ballots. I first talked to someone named Kathy, who could not give me her last name. When I asked more specifically what was delaying the counting of the ballots, she said "we're counting them."

"Counting them by hand?" I asked

6:16 minutes (5.74 MB)
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