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    The Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed over 1500 people in whose names absentee ballots were cast in a critical 1993 Senate race; the paper found that over one-third of the absentee votes were fraudulent. Among other things, the paper found dead voters, non-existent voters, phony voters, registered voters who did not vote, forged signatures and people who voted twice. Sufficient fraud was uncovered on the part of the winning candidate and his campaign to change the outcome of the election. As a result, a federal judge removed the Democratic candidate, William Stinson from office, sweeping changes were made in the Election Code and the city's management of elections, 1994.
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    The New Republic examines the Democratic party chairman,s term of office. In the article, the magazine notes that David Wilhelm is doing well in a difficult job; also mentions that Wilhelm may take the rap if the Democrats do badly in the elections, June 20, 1994.
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    The Austin American Statesman analyzed campaign records and found that George and Jeb Bush were getting much of their money from the same sources in their gubernatorial campaigns. The article notes that many of the contributors are close friends of the former president. Aug. 28, 1994.
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    APF Reporter profiles Willie Brown, leader of the California legislature, describing how he cemented an early shaky hold on leadership, centralized authority within the Democratic party and did favors for Republicans to make sure that he could not be removed from power, 1994.
  • State's Soft Money Helped Democrats Solid Victory

    Orange County Register (San Jose, Calif.) reports that state Democrats raised as much "soft money" for the 1992 campaign as the Republicans; the Republicans had raised five times more in the 1993 campaign, Feb. 1, 1993.
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    Los Angeles Times Magazine reports on the Christian Right and its agenda of taking control of the National Republican Party by 1996; Pat Robertson and his Christian Coalition have as their goal the takeover of the GOP from the bottom up, and are allied with Paul Weyrich's Free Congress Foundation, Richard Viguerie's United Conservatives of America and Lou Sheldon's Traditional Values Coalition; moderate Republicans have formed the Republican Majority Coalition to combat the Christian Right's influence, Nov. 29, 1992.
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    Atlantic Monthly reports on the increasing influence that suburban areas are playing in presidential elections, and how they have superseded urban and rural areas as the most powerful portion of the national electorate; shows why Republicans have had an edge in the suburbs, and that the Democrats could challenge the GOP by appealling to the middle class, July 1992.
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    Philadelphia Inquirer recounts the antics of a computer hacker who gained access to the computer files of the New Jersey Democratic Party; once he was caught, it was disclosed that high officials within the state Republican party knew of his activities; both the Democrats and Republicans did not want an official investigation out of fear of revealing what information the hacker had access to, April 5, 1992.
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    St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reviews the campaign finances of U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms of North Carolina, darling of the Religious Right and ultra-conservative Republicans, March 3, 1985.
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    Wall Street Journal documents the inordinate power held by assistant secretary of Housing and Urban Development Deborah Gore Dean and possible influence peddling within HUD; Dean is only 33, and represents a trend toward young, inexperienced Republicans in positions of power, June 26, 1989.