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Cover Story

The 2004 vote

The 2004 vote

by Bob Jones

Cover Story | Map the electoral tally, count the seat-swapping on Capitol Hill, measure crucial state-by-state referenda, and watch for a swing-state storm surge-all here…

In this issue: "2004 Election: Clinch time," Oct. 30, 2004

Features

President

By The Editors

2004 Vote | Here is WORLD's up-to-the-minute summary of where the race will be won or lost

The numbers game

By The Editors

2004 Vote | To win, Mr. Kerry has to win every one of the "blue" tossup states and steal either Ohio or Florida from the "red" column

U.S. Senate

By The Editors

2004 Vote | The biggest nail-biter on Election Day might not be the presidential race but the battle for control of the Senate

Leadership decision

By The Editors

2004 Vote | For all his built-in advantages, South Dakota's Tom Daschle finds himself in the fight of his political life

U.S. House

By The Editors

2004 Vote | The Democrats have little chance of gaining ground in this year's election

Redistricting battle

By The Editors

2004 Vote | Thanks to new electoral maps engineered by the GOP , experts believe three to five veteran Democrats could be swept from office in the Lone Star State this…

Referenda

By The Editors

2004 Vote | Voters this year are faced with a bewildering variety of state constitutional questions

Electoral challenge

By The Editors

2004 Vote | Colorado voters are considering an initiative that would change the way the state doles out electoral votes to presidential candidates

Citizen soldiers

By Lynn Vincent

Military | Enlisted men and women taking the bullets may decide the election with their ballots

'Looking for payback'

By Marvin Olasky

Interview | Journalist John Fund on voter fraud and next week's election

Polite rebuke

Polite rebuke

By Edward E. Plowman

Religion | Anglican commission mildly taps radical bishops on the wrist

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

By The Editors

Politics Just how close is the presidential election? Close enough that John Kerry would turn in his surfboard and pick up a shotgun in an effort to woo the…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

The great pumpkin Seven other pumpkin growers brought pumpkins weighing over 1,000 pounds to the Safeway Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, Calif., on Oct.

Quotables

By The Editors

"Tonight was God's work." Boston pitcher Curt Schilling, after overcoming a dislocated ankle tendon to pitch seven strong innings and lead the Red Sox to a…

Tyranny of rationalism

By Nancy R. Pearcey

Truth is the most powerful gatekeeper

Notebook

Sports posers

By John Dawson

Sports | Kerry's sports comments and photo-ops are a calculated effort to try to connect with the average American

Direct approach

By Dan Perkins

Business | Sony takes on its own retailers with opening of new stores

Columnists

Plastic revolution

By Andrée Seu

"Get sexual allure" has taken the place of "get insight"

November 2

November 2

By Marvin Olasky

If President Bush loses, we won't know what we've had till he's gone

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

Songs of Reformation

By Gene Edward Veith

Martin Luther's music evokes a great theologian who was a great artist

'We be bad'

'We be bad'

By Joel Belz

But that shouldn't stop us from confronting those nations that are much, much worse

Culture

Bestselling books

By The Editors

Notable Books | The top five bestselling hardback novels as of Oct. 18

Responding to Michael Moore

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | Filmmakers are quickly producing documents to counter the charges of anti-Bush documentaries

Chetwynd makes his political views known in Hollywood

By Andrew Coffin

Movies | In addition to being a prolific talent, Mr. Chetwynd is also a well-known Republican in Hollywood-and one of the few who is outspoken about his political…

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