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“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero Reynolds Analyzes Romney’s World See Page 26 • C e l e b r a t i n g 4 7 Ye a r s o f S e r v i c e • Serving More Than 50,000 African American Readers Throughout The Metropolitan Area / Vol. 47, No. 51 Oct. 4 - Oct. 10, 2012 Go Nats! Washington Nationals players celebrate on the field with fans after learning that they had clinched the National League East championship. /Photo courtesy of the Washington Nationals Voter Suppression Foes Lay Foundation for Nov. 6 Significant Numbers Register to Vote By Barrington M. Salmon WI Staff Writer When a Republican-dominated U.S. Supreme Court selected George W. Bush as president in 2000, experts, political pundits and others said they hoped the debacle of hanging chads, ineligible ballots and purported elec- toral improprieties would not be repeated. But 12 years later, there are growing fears that the Nov. 6 elections might be fraught with similar issues and problems that could throw the result of the race between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney into doubt for weeks after balloting is completed. So in an effort to fight against a sustained voter suppression effort by Republicans and to ensure that the election results aren’t close, members of the Congressional Black Caucus [CBC], the American Civil Liberties Union and a range of or- ganizations across the country took part in National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 25. It is estimated that voter suppression could potentially cost as many as five million votes. “I appreciate that we have a very important job to do leading up to Nov. 6,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told Visit us online for daily updates and much more @ Redevelopment comes to Skyland Page 4 Natalie Williams’ Cancer Battle Page 30 thousands of participants at the CBC’s recently concluded 42nd Annual Legislative Conference. “Right now, we have a challenge to succeed in meeting this new age of discrimination ... our names are on the ballot but there’s nothing less on the ballot See REGISTRATION on Page 8 Follow us on Sports Highlights Pages 44-45 and on DCTV 95 & 96

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