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Net Election: Washingtonpost.com's OnPolitics joins the Industry Standard and Slate to cover Campaign 2000 as the candidates, parties and special interests go online.

___ Washington Post Series ___

Post staff writer Ben White covers the "Campaign on the Web"

June 25: Online Innovation Rampant in Governors' Races
June 15: Deep Links and High Jinks
May 28: Senate Campaign Sites Are Starting to Click
May 18: First Lady's Critics Capitalize on E-Mail Error
May 17: The Cyber Stump
March 19: Online Balloting: A Question of Fairness

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Not Voting in Pajamas
By Greg Shaw, Slate, Nov. 15, 2000
Amid the media hype surrounding the Florida recount, Internet voting has emerged as a cure-all for the nation's electoral process.

Online Push for Re-Vote
By Ronna Abramson, The Industry Standard, Nov. 10, 2000
With the outcome of the presidential election in doubt, e-mail demanding a new vote in Florida crossed the nation and Web sites organized protests and offered affidavits to use as ammunition for a lawsuit.

By the Numbers
By Ronna Abramson, The Industry Standard, Nov. 3, 2000
With Nov. 7 nearing and the Net bristling with pre-election activity, a look at the stats offers a snapshot of the campaign in its final days.

Is Vote-Swapping Legal?
By Jeremy Derfner, Slate, Nov. 1, 2000
Are the "Nader traders" breaking the law in attempting to garner their candidate 5 percent of the popular vote by swapping votes over the Internet?

Down to the Wired
By Ronna Abramson, The Industry Standard, Oct. 27, 2000
With Election Day around the corner, both parties are relying on the Net and e-mail to gain voters in the nearly two dozen swing states.

The New Killer App?
By Chris Suellentrop, Slate, Oct. 25, 2000
One of the most important lessons of Campaign 2000 may be that for an Internet technology to take root in the political arena, that technology must have already established itself somewhere else.

Shoestring Campaigns on the Web
By Ben White, washingtonpost.com, Oct. 23, 2000
Around the country, political mavericks are running shoestring campaigns with the help of the World Wide Web.

The Web's Revolving Door
By Ronna Abramson, Industry Standard, Oct. 20, 2000
Political candidates of all stripes are keen to stress their commitment to jobs and health care. At the same time, however, next month's elections will leave hundreds of their own employees out of work.

Wiring for Turnout
By Jeremy Defner, Slate, Oct. 18, 2000
Traditionally, getting out the vote has meant direct mail, phone banks, knocking on doors. But this year, the parties are adding something else to the mix, namely e-mail.

Want to Sell Your Vote? Not So Fast
By Ronna Abramson, The Industry Standard, Oct. 13, 2000
The Chicago Board of Elections plans to file a lawsuit against Voteauction.com, saying the site promotes fraud.

Spin Alley Goes Cyber
By Ben White, Washingtonpost.com, Oct. 9, 2000
So who won the e-buttal battle during last week's debates? Using volume and timeliness of material as the criteria, George W. Bush's campaign dominated the presidential affair Tuesday night.

Online Voter Registration a Click Away
By Ronna Abramson, The Industry Standard, Oct. 6, 2000
Web sites are offering a hybrid form of voter registration that enables citizens to cut through red tape and complete forms in just a few minutes.

White House Tames Web Journalists
By David Plotz, Slate, Oct. 4, 2000
As online journalism has expanded and matured, the White House press operation has embraced it.

Web Sites Aim to Expand Presidential Debates
By Ryan Thornburg, washingtonpost.com, Oct. 2, 2000
Web sites are giving minor-party candidates a chance to be heard, while others hope to entice the candidates to answer questions from young voters.

By the Numbers
By Ronna Abramson, The Industry Standard, Sept. 29, 2000
The presidential debates start next week, and third-party candidates are in an uproar because they're not invited.

Will the Clinton White House Archive Outlast Clinton?
By Timothy Noah, Slate, Sept. 27, 2000
What happens to the White House Web site when occupancy of the executive mansion transfers from Bill Clinton to his successor?

Write to Your Senator's Software Program
By Ben White, washingtonpost.com, Sept. 25, 2000
A new system being piloted in the Senate allows users to search constituent e-mails for keywords and take the pulse of the voters without reading individual messages.

What if You Threw a Cyberdebate and Nobody Came?
By Ronna Abrams, The Industry Standard, Sept. 22, 2000
Seventeen major Web sites are collaborating with a nonprofit group to deliver daily presidential debates on the Web. But so far, few of the presidential candidates have committed to participating.

Why the Net Can't Swing
By Jacob Weisberg, Slate, Sept. 20, 2000
"Wired workers" and "new economy" voters make up 33 percent of the electorate. So why are the presidential candidates ignoring Internet issues?

The Future of Voting in Pajamas
By Suzette McLoone, washingtonpost.com, Sept. 18, 2000
Experts debate the merits and feasibility of remote Internet voting.

Candidates Champion Foreign High-Tech Workers
By Ronna Abramson, The Industry Standard, Sept. 15, 2000
High-tech workers and H-1B visas are one issue on which – horrors! – George W. Bush and Al Gore agree.

Shop Early and Often
By Ryan Thornburg, washingtonpost.com, Sept. 11, 2000
Online shopping and online fundraising meet on a new site sponsored by the California state Republican Party.

The Parties' Sucker Punch
By Keith Perine, The Industry Standard, Sept. 8, 2000
From Gorewillsayanything.com to IknowwhatyoudidinTexas.com, any no-negative pledges were broken long ago on the Net.

Untangling the Reform Party's Web
By Ryan Thornburg, washingtonpost.com, Aug. 28, 2000
Rival Reform Party factions are fighting for federal money, ballot access and control of the group's longstanding Web address.

Yadda Yadda Yadda on Lieberman
By Ronna Abramson, The Industry Standard, Aug. 25, 2000
Sen. Joseph Lieberman has become the Jerry Seinfeld of the online political world.

Buy This Vote!
By Jeremy Derfner, Slate, August 23, 2000
The Web puts democracy on sale.

By the Numbers
By Ronna Abramson, Industry Standard, August 18, 2000
The Internet was supposed to be a major player at this year's Republican and Democratic national conventions, but was it?

Every Man a Candidate
By Chris Suellentrop, Slate, August 16, 2000
Running for president is hard work, but the Internet, as is its wont, has made the process easie.

Journalists Bridge Digital Divide at Conventions
By Steve Fox, washingtonpost.com, August 15, 2000
A look behind the scenes in the digital newsroom at the conventions.

Lost in Silicon Alley
By Chris Suellentrop, Slate, August 5, 2000
Did the Net have a discernible impact on the convention or on political coverage of the convention?

Few Dot-Com Peddlers at GOP Convention
By Keith Perine, The Industry Standard, August 2, 2000
The Republican National Convention has long offered corporations a platform to court the political elite. Did no one tell Net firms?

Dot-Com Journalists: This Year's 'Men from Mars'
By Steve Fox, washingtonpost.com, July 31, 2000
Will the Internet in 2000, like television in 1952, breathe new life and rekindle voter interest in the national political conventions?

Civil Disobedience on the Web
By Aaron Pressman, The Industry Standard, July 28, 2000
Organizations planning protests at the GOP convention are using the Internet to spread their message and get organized.

georgewbush.com: A Review
By Chris Suellentrop, Slate, July 26, 2000
A Review of George W. Bush's new Web site.

Revving Up the Conventions
By Ronna Abramson, The Industry Standard, July 24, 2000
Political Web sites will try to spice things up by allowing voters to interact with candidates and share their opinions.

E-mail Attachment Ties Grams Aide to Cyber-Dirty-Tricks
By David Brauer, Slate, July 21, 2000
Democratic senate candidate Mike Ciresi this week accused Minnesota GOP Sen. Rod Grams' campaign of a dirty-tricks operation to send anti-Ciresi e-mails to Minnesota Democratic activists, an apparent attempt by the GOP incumbent to interfere in the state primary campaign.

Does the United States Need a Chief Information Officer?
By Timothy Noah, Slate, July 19, 2000
Some government-reform advocates think that truly effective "e-government" can't be achieved unless a super-CIO is installed in the White House to oversee all the agency CIOs.

Political Graffiti Goes Online
By Ryan Thornburg, Mark Stencel and Ben White, washingtonpost.com, July 17, 2000
Complaints, attacks, and equal accessibility online.

By the Numbers
By Bevin Cummings and Matthew Yeomans, The Industry Standard, July 14, 2000
A snapshot of the 2000 presidential campaigns, as seen through Net figures.

Spin and Spam
By Ben White, Special to washingtonpost.com, July 10, 2000
The sheer ease of composing and firing off an endless stream of e-mail has unquestionably cranked up the volume and speed of daily campaign spin

Divining the Statistics
By Ronna Abramson, The Industry Standard, July 8, 2000
Political strategists have their own set of metrics rules when counting the number of unique visitors to campaign Web sites.

You've Got Lots of Mail
By David Ross, The Industry Standard, June 30, 2000
The Natural Law Party attempts an e-mail end run around Pat Buchanan's Reform Party bid.

527s on the Web
By Chris Suellentrop, Slate, June 28, 2000
So called 527 committees engage in the same political activities as a campaign, a political party, or a political action committee. They run TV and radio ads. They poll voters. They raise money by telephone and direct mail and they're starting to exploit the Web's political potential.

Incumbent's Site Is Up for a Challenge
By Ryan Thornburg, washingtonpost.com, June 26, 2000
Utah Rep. Merrill Cook's online campaign is as quirky and feisty as the candidate.

Dirty Deeds and How to Deal With Them
By David Ross, The Industry Standard, June 23, 2000
Online dirty tricks might be new, but political campaigns are already planning countermeasures.

Going Negative
By Ben White and Ryan Thornburg, washingtonpost.com, June 19, 2000
Three key Senate races show how the Web is offering campaigns and other political organizations new ways to campaign the old-fashioned way.

The Online Press Finds Its Political Voice
By Thomas Goetz, The Industry Standard, June 16, 2000
The Internet media have finally joined the political press corps. Not that everyone likes what they have to say.

The Wired Conventions
By Jeremy Derfner, Slate, June 14, 2000
So many online journalists will be wandering the convention halls that event planners are setting aside special sections at each called Internet Alley.

Pranks, Porn and Pseudo-Surveys
By Ryan Thornburg, OnPolitics, June 13, 2000
New Jersey URL "squatters" and eBay "polls" are among the less encouraging signs of intelligent political discourse on the Web.

By the Numbers
By Matthew Yeomans and Bevin Cummings, The Industry Standard, June 9, 2000
These new Net figures give a unique view of candidates and their political campaigns.

A Real Web Candidate
By Chris Suellentrop, Slate, June 7, 2000
RealNetworks executive Maria Cantwell is one of the few candidates supporting e-mail lists that allow supporters -- and detractors -- to talk directly to one another.

Searching for the Right Candidate
By Ben White, Special to washingtonpost.com, June 5, 2000
Making political sites easy to find is a challenge for campaigns and for the search engines that try to index their pages.

Playing With Votes
By Bernhard Warner, The Industry Standard, June 2, 2000
A Web site for fantasy elections makes sport out of politics.

Are Web Deals Good for Newspapers?
By Scott Shuger, Slate, May 31, 2000
Two relatively new Web-intensive media alliances involve major newspapers and TV networks and are using the election as the main subject matter for their corporate pollen-swapping.

The Cost of Political Speech
By Ryan Thornburg, OnPolitics, May 29, 2000
Two well-financed political sites are battling before the Federal Election Commission over the right way to get candidates online.

The Scoop on Hillary Clinton's Spam Spasm
By David Ross, Industry Standard, May 26, 2000
The first lady's campaign mistakenly sent out the e-mail addresses of some prominent journalists.

The High Life of a Silicon Alley Lobbyist
By Timothy Noah, Slate, May 24, 2000
DoubleClick's Josh Isay is the first lobbyist from New York's Internet arena.

Reach Out and Lobby Someone
By Ryan Thornburg, OnPolitics, May 22, 2000
Free phone cards spread two organizations' online message about Medicare, and build a valuable list of concerned Web users.

Bringing Foreign Policy to an Armchair Near You
By Chris Suellentrop, Slate, May 2, 2000
A nonpartisan think tank has established a Web site to encourage the candidates to articulate a "coherent post-Cold War foreign policy."

From Whistle-Stop to Web
By James Ledbetter, The Standard, April 20, 2000
George W. Bush's tax calculator grabbed center stage in the presidential debate.

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