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ElectionWatch ’04 – The Final Choice

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After months of one of the most intense presidential campaigns in recent history, voters will decide whether to give President George W. Bush another four years in the White House, or to send him packing back to Texas. On this edition we take a look at an international mission to observe the U.S. elections. We look at the impacts of a decade-long Republican-controlled Congress. And we’ll hear about an effort in the hip hop movement to persuade young voters to go to the polls.

Featuring:

Pansy Tlakula, chief electoral officer, Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa; Terence Humphreys, chief executive, Electoral Reform International Services; Jason Mark, spokesperson, Global Exchange; Caerwyn Dwyfor Jones, election official, Wrexham County, Wales; Luis Tonelli, professor of political science, University of Buenos Aires; Ted Lewis, director, Fair Election International; Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House; Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor; Rick Santorum, U.S. Senator; Bernie Sanders, U.S. Representative; Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader; Tom Coburn, U.S. Representative; Brad Carson, U.S. Representative; Aya De Leon, poet and activist.

For more information:

Independent Electoral Commission, South Africa – Sunnyside, Pretoria

Electoral Reform International Services – London, UK

Global Exchange – San Francisco, CA

U.S. Department of Labor – Washington, DC

Representative Bernie Sanders – Washington, DC

Nancy Pelosi – Washington, DC

Representative Brad Carson – Washington, DC

Aya De Leon

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