George Allen: Down for the Count

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The latest numbers on the Virginia race show a difference in votes of 7,050 in favor of Democrat candidate Jim Webb, Jr.(as posted on the Drudge Report). It is of no surprise that the marriage amendment passed with 57% of the votes.

While Webb is a decorated army veteran Allen drew more support from veterans according to an exit poll taken by the Associated Press. Despite Webb’s comments made about women in the military, he was able to just barely hold onto this traditionally democratic voting bloc. Fifty six percent of women voters chose Webb over 46 per cent for Allen.

Webb was also able to hold onto the African-American vote by a large margin. Eighty five percent chose Webb over Allen.

CNN reported last night that Allen was popular with male voters. The reason “Football,” said Wolf Blitzer. “Allen played football.”

–Caroline Dobuzinskis

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

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Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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