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Dead goldfish offered the vote in Illinois

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(Voter irregularities in Chicago? Who would have thought. -RS) From: Yahoo! NewsBy CARLA K. JOHNSON, Associated Press CHICAGO – The only “agent of change” Princess ever supported was the person who freshened the water in her fishbowl. So election officials in Chicago’s northern suburbs want to know why voter registration material was sent to the dead goldfish. “I am just stunned at the level of people compromising the integrity of the voting process,” said Lake County Clerk Willard Helander, a Republican, who said she has spotted problems with nearly 1,000…read more

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Many young voters not picking political parties

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By KEVIN HAAS GateHouse News Service Via The State Journal-Register Although a record number of young people is expected to vote in the upcoming election, they’re not necessarily choosing sides. “There are so many things wrong with the Republicans and Democrats that, picking a party, I couldn’t even fathom picking a party,? said Chad Stenberg, a 24-year-old teacher from Rockford. That was the overwhelming message heard during a two-day tour last week of three Illinois cities — Rockford, DeKalb and Normal — to find out what’s important to young voters…read more

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Food banks instead of campaign ads

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By Campbell Brown CNN Editor’s note: Campbell Brown anchors CNN’s “Campbell Brown: Election Center” at 8 p.m. ET Mondays through Fridays. She delivered this commentary during the “Cutting through the Bull” segment of Thursday night’s broadcast. CNN’s Campbell Brown says the candidates should spend their campaign money helping the homeless. NEW YORK (CNN) — In the middle of an economic crisis, with a lot of Americans worried to death about how they are going to pay their bills, our two presidential candidates are about to spend an astonishing amount of…read more

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