The battleground state of Pennsylvania is proving to be a potentially volatile region, particularly in Philadelphia. Members of the New Black Panthers are once again patrolling Philadelphia polling places and resorting to voter intimidation similar to what was seen in Philadelphia in 2008. In other areas of Philadelphia, Republican election monitors are being turned away from polling places.
Presidential candidates Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party and Jill Stein of the Green Party agreed during Monday night's alternative candidates debate that liberty in America is endangered by a growing police state, while disagreeing over fiscal and economic issues.
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, cities on the East Coast are enduring widespread power outages, infrastructure complications, and even gasoline shortages. As a consequence, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie issued an executive order late Friday that instituted an odd-even gas rationing system in 12 northern New Jersey counties.
Should our federal government be big and "green" or small and frugal? That question is likely to be at the heart of the final debate of the 2012 presidential campaign, when candidates Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party meet in an election eve debate between "alternative candidates" for president.
Numerous news sources are reporting reduced requests for absentee ballots by military personnel and their families this year compared to 2008. A Human Events article dated September 27 noted significant drops in applications for absentee ballots by military voters in swing states such as Ohio and Virginia.