Author Archives: MATTHEW CHARLES CARDINALE

Buckner Defends Votes, Promises Reform; Handel Opposes VRA

(APN) ATLANTA — With the General Elections in Georgia only days away, an elections integrity advocacy group has issued a controversial endorsement of a Republican candidate for Secretary of State (SOS), Karen Handel. Their non-partisan assessment of all SOS candidates finds Democratic candidate Gail Buckner to have the least favorable record on elections integrity, while Handel has one of the […]

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APN Chat with Former Governer James McGreevey of New Jersey

(APN) ATLANTA — “Working with children in some capacity,” will be the ongoing focus of former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey, now that he has climbed off the ladder of elected office. “14 million children tonight will go hungry, which is a travesty.  As we’re giving tax cuts to the top 1% of Americans, the fastest growing percentage of hungry […]

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World Can’t Wait “Drive Out the Bush Regime” Held in Downtown Atlanta (UPDATE 2)

Photographs by Albert Viola (APN) ATLANTA — At least 800 protesters participated in the World Can’t Wait “Drive Out the Bush Regime” demonstration in Downtown Atlanta’s Woodruff Park, Atlanta Progressive News observed. The protest was one of many being held across the country. Atlanta’s activities included a march throughout downtown, a rally in Woodruff Park, and a protest line along […]

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EXCLUSIVE: McKinney Condemns E-Voting, Keeps Options Open

Photographs by Jonathan Springston, Staff Writer (APN) DECATUR — US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) is keeping her options open, and is reviewing public records concerning her 2006 Primary and Run-off Elections with Bev Harris of BlackBoxVoting and others while deciding whether to legally challenge the election, The Atlanta Progressive News has learned in an exclusive interview with the Congresswoman. Harris […]

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Diebold Added Secret Patch to Georgia E-Voting Systems in 2002, Whistleblowers Say

(APN) ATLANTA – Top Diebold corporation officials ordered workers to install secret files to Georgia’s electronic voting machines shortly before the 2002 Elections, at least two whistleblowers are now asserting, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. Former Diebold official Chris Hood told his story concerning the secret “patch” to Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., for Kennedy’s second article on electronic voting in […]

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Blackwell Faces Green Challenger in Ohio Governor Race

(APN) ATLANTA – “People need somebody running who can keep Blackwell from stealing an election. Democrats can’t say ‘Quit stealing,’” Bob Fitrakis, 50, told Atlanta Progressive News. Fitrakis has won the Green Party Nomination for Governor of Ohio and this November he will be facing Republican Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell and Democrat Ted Strickland. “There’s a socialization process in […]

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Youth Rally for Impeachment in Atlanta

(APN) DECATUR — 20-30 activists rallied for the impeachment of US President George W. Bush, at a busy intersection in Decatur, a somewhat liberal suburb of Greater Atlanta. Most of the activists were students from Decatur High School, and said they were with an informal student organization called SPAC, The Student Political Activism Club. Other participants included members of the […]

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BREAKING: McKinney Pursuing Legal Challenges to Elections in Georgia

(APN) ATLANTA — US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) is pursuing numerous legal avenues to challenge the so-called results of not only her recent Primary and Runoff Elections, but also the fundamental reality that the current E-voting system in Georgia does not provide us with results that are in any way meaningful. The Congresswoman and her attorneys and campaign are looking […]

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BREAKING: Donzella James Contesting Primary in Georgia (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — US Congressional Candidate Donzella James has filed a legal contest of the results of her Primary race against US Rep. David Scott (D-GA), Atlanta Progressive News has learned. The suit has been filed in State Court in Fulton County, Georgia. The lawsuit asserts Georgia’s election “results” are meaningless because they run on E-voting machines which have no […]

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US Rep. Lewis Supports Lieberman but not McKinney

(APN) ATLANTA – US Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) is not supporting his progressive colleague in Congress for reelection, US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), or her challenger, Mr. Hank Johnson. However, Rep. Lewis is supporting the hawkish centrist, US Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-CT), Atlanta Progressive News has learned. McKinney is in a suspenseful Runoff Election with Mr. Johnson, a quiet, more […]

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