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    Jennifer Brunner (2008)

    A series of voting irregularities in several major Ohio counties that use electronic voting systems led newly elected Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner to order that paper ballots be provided to any voter who requested one during the state’s March 2008 presidential primary. Furthermore, after a study of the state’s new electronic voting system...

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    Winning West Virginia-JFK's Primary Campaign

    May 7, 2010 - November 28, 2010 This exhibit marks the 50th anniversary of the 1960 West Virginia primary, considered by many historians to be one of the most significant state primaries in American political history.

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    John F. Kennedy and Religion

    Anti-Catholic prejudice was still very much in the mainstream of American life when JFK decided to seek the presidency in 1960.  JFK established an informal network of advisers on the religious issue—including speechwriter Ted Sorensen, Dean Francis Bowes Sayre Jr. of the National Cathedral and several journalists. It was clear from the ...

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    Cindy Watson (2004)

    Shortly after she was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 1995, Cindy Watson heard from a group of citizens who complained that waste and stench from area hog farms were causing asthma in children and contaminating water wells with E. coli bacteria. Industrial hog production was her district's biggest business and a huge pa...

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