Scoop Election 08: edited by Gordon Campbell

Archive for November, 2008

Election 2008 – Live Results On Scoop

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

LIVE ELECTION RESULTS>> Party Status - Overall Graphic - Electorate Table  Scoop's version of the live results can be viewed at the above links. These are being updated on a 1 minute basis off the official Chief Electoral Office website.

Campbell: NZ’s Non-Election Comes To A Close

Friday, November 7th, 2008

With one day to go, this election campaign continues to be a foregone conclusion that stubbornly refuses to turn into a real contest. The narrative that the media would have preferred – tightening race, mounting drama, nail biting excitement – just hasn’t eventuated. By the time the last debate rolled ...

Gay Marriage Rent Asunder And More Post US Election News

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

Gordon Campbell Hope you enjoyed Scoop’s blogging on the US elections yesterday. Sure was fun to do. In the aftermath of the victory of Barack Obama, the passing in California of Proposition 8 that bans gay marriage ( and puts current gay civil unions in limbo) was not really a ...

Gordon Campbell Live Blogs The US Election

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

8.20pm Ok, time to wrap this up for the night But first a recap, and then some consideration of the parallels to New Zealand. First, George Bush made it nigh on impossible for John McCain to win this election. Essentially, McCain was faced with trying to get a mandate ...

Gordon Campbell: How To Watch A US Election

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Click to enlarge On Wednesday, as results come in from the US election, I’ll be blogging the signs/consequences live on Scoop. The target to win the Presidency is 270 votes in the US Electoral College, and even the most zealous US patriot would probably concede that this system is an imperfect ...

Gordon Campbell on Prisons

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Click to enlarge Voting commonly plays out as an act of retribution, with the motivation to vote being either a desire to wreak vengeance on the incumbent, or to send a warning shot across the bow of their likely replacement. So, its hardly surprising that the law and order ‘debate’ tends ...