Women hold key to result in US

LESLEY RUSSELL – The Canberra Times (AU) – Thurs 11 Sept, 2008

Senator John McCain’s maverick choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin for his vice-presidential running mate has turned the focus to how women will vote in the United States presidential election. The prevailing wisdom suggests that it is their votes that will determine the outcome on November 4.

American women voters have outnumbered men since 1964 and have outvoted men since 1980. In the 2004 election, 65 per cent of women turned out to vote, compared with 62 per cent of men. It is a right their ancestors fought for decades to earn. . .

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