Posts Tagged “Voting”

Election Day, National, State and County Nov, 8

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Election Day, National, State and County Nov, 8

Election Day, National, State and County Nov, 8 Don’t forget to vote if you have not already early voted. You can vote for President of the United States, congress and U.S. Senate, and for statewide offices and cook county wide offices. There are also local referendum on ballots, and voters will also vote for judges…

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Expect big turnout for Presidential election

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Expect big turnout for Presidential election

Expect big turnout for Presidential election A new Harris Poll says that 86 percent of Americans plan to vote in Tuesday’s presidential election, which would be 50 percent higher than the past national average, if accurate. As a percent of eligible voters, turn out was: 2000, 54.2%; in 2004 60.4%; 2008 62.3%; and 2012 57.5%. These were…

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Blame non-voters for state’s problems

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Blame non-voters for state’s problems

Blame non-voters for state’s problems. Everyone is complaining about Illinois’ poor economic situation, the excess spending and the skyrocketing taxes. But the majority of people complaining don’t even take the time to vote By Ray Hanania Last week’s column hammering the stupid idea of term limits brought on a lot of emails from readers. And…

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Opinion: Term Limits deny voters their rights

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Opinion: Term Limits deny voters their rights

Term Limits deny voters their rights. But Term Limits may soon see a casualty in the demise of the failed administration of Gov. Bruce Rauner in November 2018 By Ray Hanania Every time a failed politician or a failed group of activists don’t get their way, they stamp their feet and whine like little babies that…

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Analysis: What New Hampshire vote means

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Analysis: What New Hampshire vote means

Analysis: What New Hampshire means for the Presidential elections and candidates By Ray Hanania New Hampshire won’t decide who will become the next president of the United States, but it might help serve as a roadmap to explain how people are reacting and why. Although New Hampshire is considered the first “true primary” because voters…

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Maybe we should link voting to having sex

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Maybe we should link voting to having sex

Almost half the people who can register to vote, don’t register. And of those who do register to vote, almost half don’t vote. That leaves the future of our lives in the hands of a small but influential group. How do we take it back? Link voting to having sex, I half humorously argue By…

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Simpler times when garbage can lids had meaning

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Simpler times when garbage can lids had meaning

By Ray Hanania Elections have changed a lot over the years. These days, it’s about representation, equality and fairness. But there was a time when it was all about garbage can lids. I grew up on Chicago’s Southeast Side when Daley’s Democratic Machine had the city in its first headlock. You really didn’t hear much…

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Senator Kirk Heads Home After Casting a Deciding Vote to Stick it to 3,546 of his Unemployed Neighbors

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Senator Kirk Heads Home After Casting a Deciding Vote to Stick it to 3,546 of his Unemployed Neighbors

Senator Kirk Heads Home After Casting a Deciding Vote to Stick it to 3,546 of his Unemployed Neighbors Vote Against Extending Unemployment Benefits Hits Thousands in Lake County Washington DC — When Illinois Republican Sen. Mark Kirk cast the deciding vote against extending emergency unemployment benefits, he took money out of the pockets of more…

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