Posts Tagged ‘campaign 2010’

Five Things that Make Voters Mad

There's a hotline that D.C. voters who feel they've been horribly wronged can call during today's election. It's run by Election Protection, "a nonpartisan voter protection coalition." Below are some of the complaints the organization received from fuming voters today.
Ward 3, Precinct 50 (Chevy Chase Community Center)
Poll workers were not accepting Comcast [...]

Watch a Working D.C. Voting Machine

Rokey W. Suleman, executive director of the Board of Elections and Ethics (BOEE), just got the third degree from reporters gathered in the lobby of One Judiciary Square, where the board's offices are located. Reporters wanted to know if groups of District voters had been disenfranchised by Suleman's fancy new voting [...]

Primary Election Day in Photos

Has Election 2010 Divided Go-Go?

If you haven't heard already, go-go music, the most stigmatized genre in the District, has suddenly become a major political force. Mayor Adrian Fenty hopes to ride the conga-infused beat to victory in next week's elections.
But not all go-go bands have warmed to the mayor's "Go-Go 4 Fenty" campaign, and some even [...]

Some Black People Stuck in 1985, Some in 2010…

In one provocative piece gracing Washington City Paper's politics issue this week, writer Jonetta Rose Barras reveals something interesting about a District of Columbia in transition: If Mayor Adrian Fenty loses the upcoming primary election she deduces, it'll be because of "1985 syndrome," a condition that apparently makes black people crave old-school politics. She [...]

The Undecided: Grilling Gray Edition

August 30: A Visit from Gray

Today’s Event: Mayoral frontrunner Vincent Gray meets Washington City Paper's staff. I walked away from the hour-long meeting wondering: So why should this guy be elected mayor? The guy clearly knows the issues and can speak in depth. But there was little sense of what specific things he'd do differently. [...]

The Undecided: Fenty Face-Time Edition

August 26: Hizzoner Visits!

Today’s Event: Mayor Adrian Fenty meets with Washington City Paper's staff for more than an hour. The big news: I do not freak out, scream, stomp and stammer Tourette's-style after one of the mayor's answers, non-answers, and well-rehearsed talking points. Not even when he claims the city's homeless services are a national [...]

Mendelson Attempts To Clear Up Michael Brown Confusion

On Monday night's Ward 5 Straw Poll, the white Michael Brown beat out incumbent Phil Mendelson in the At-Large race 370 to 350. This week, Mendelson's campaign expressed a little worry over this issue. This seems to be Mendo's biggest challenge: How do you tell voters that, um, they're too stupid to understand that there [...]

The Undecided: Race to the Top Edition

August 24: Fenty Wins One

Today’s Event: D.C. and nine other states win the "Race To The Top" contest for federal education funding.  This is a bigger deal than any straw poll, especially a Ward 5 straw poll where voters are still confused over Michael Brown. This is a huge victory for Fenty—one that only helps [...]

The Undecided: Apology Tour Edition

August 23: Fenty promises to change

Today’s Event: Mayor Adrian Fenty embarks on a contrition tour, calling and visiting with former supporters, asking for their forgiveness for ignoring them in favor of his go-it-alone approach to governing. After a recent poll showed the incumbent losing to Vincent Gray, I guess he decided he had to start [...]