SPECIAL ELECTION EDITION
THE MARQUETTE TRIBUNE
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2008
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BARACK OBAMA ELECTED
Photo by Morry Gash/Associated Press
President-elect Barack Obama waves after giving his acceptance speech at Grant Park in Chicago. The election results were announced at approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday. As of press time,
Obama had received 349 of the 538 electoral votes. He needed 270 electoral votes to win the race. In Wisconsin, 64 percent of voters ages 18 to 29 voted Democratic, according to exit polls.
cial crisis since the Great Depres- “Being a Republican in this cli- also made the tactical error of
Illinois senator to serve as country’s sion. mate meant you were facing an suspending his campaign (to deal
It all started with Ohio. uphill battle,” said Julia Azari, with the crisis).”
ﬁrst black commander-in-chief Leading up to Election Day, all assistant professor of political sci- Obama’s platform of change,
eyes were on Ohio, one of seven ence. “Attributing the failure of fresh take on Washington politics
battleground states, as both Obama this election to the McCain cam- and carefully constructed cam-
Cain called “the most challenging
By Ashley Niedringhaus
and McCain fought ﬁercely for its paign is not entirely fair.” paign helped him to victory on
campaign in modern times,” he
and Jack Kelly
20 electoral votes. Obama even- But McCain did keep it closer Election Day.
could not escape the shadow of
tually edged out McCain by only than some expected. McAdams
the Bush administration and the
three percentage points. said the election “wasn’t a blow-
Republican image. McCain failed The Road to Election Day
“The new dawn of American Historically blue Pennsylvania, out.”
to maintain control of traditionally Obama’s road to the White
leadership is at hand.” and its 21 electoral votes, was an- Kirsten Kukowski, communica-
“red” states, including highly con- House began in Springﬁeld, Ill.,
On Nov. 4, 2008, as Barack other “must win” for both candi- tions director for the Republican
tested Ohio and Florida. In a key on the steps of the State Capitol,
Obama accepted the presidency dates in their race to the necessary Party of Wisconsin, stressed the
step to victory, Obama took con- where Abraham Lincoln gave
of the United States, he told the 270. Obama claimed Pennsylva- impact of the economic crisis.
trol of seven formerly Republican his famous “A House Divided”
world that change has come to nia with 55 percent of the total “The economy had a lot to do
states that brought in 86 electoral speech in 1858.
America. In the most historic vote, delivering a major blow to with the outcome,” Kukowski
votes. Nearly 150 years after Lin-
election of our generation, Obama McCain. said. “America is facing a tough
Colorado and Virginia, two coln’s speech, on that symbolic
became the ﬁrst black, as well as “McCain had hopes of ﬂipping economic time. We are hoping
states that were reclaimed by the site, Obama ofﬁcially announced
the youngest, president-elect. Pennsylvania,” said John McAd- America can hope together, and
Democrats, had a 44-year Repub- his candidacy for president of the
Obama’s election completed a ams, associate professor of politi- hoping that Obama can lead us in
lican voting streak. United States.
full shift of power in the House cal science. “McCain’s failure to a new direction.”
This truly was an election for Obama’s message of change
and Senate, giving Democrats full win Pennsylvania and Ohio indi- McAdams also stressed the im-
change. The election was more started early. After serving as com-
control of both legislative and ex- cated it was over.” portance and key role of the eco-
than just political parties and munity organizer on Chicago’s
ecutive branches for the ﬁrst time Some argued that for McCain, nomic crisis.
campaign platforms. The winner South Side, he attended Harvard
since 1994. the race to the White House would “The stock market crash really,
of the election would inherit two
In what Arizona Sen. John Mc- be a difﬁcult battle. really hurt McCain,” he said. “He
wars abroad and the biggest ﬁnan- See Obama, page 12
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STAFF EDITORIAL COLUMN
Voting not enough From the mountains,
for ‘perfect union’ to the prairies...
The marathon for the White House has ﬁnally come to an end,
way to Starbucks to get my While I was in line for those
after months upon months of campaigning, conventions, fundraising
free coffee (CNBC estimated two hours, I talked to several
and advertising. But we urge voters not to shelve until 2012 the is-
the company would lose $2.25 interesting people. One was
sues this election highlighted.
million in revenue for the day’s an ex-Vietnam vet who talked
We congratulate Obama on his victory. More importantly, we ap-
handouts) and start my day of about the draft and his military
plaud American voters for going to the polls in record numbers to
nonstop election coverage for service. Another was a woman
make this the election of a lifetime.
the Tribune’s special election who felt so compelled by the
But when the voting booths are returned to storage, the confetti McLaughlin section. Shortly thereafter, I intensity of this election that for
and balloons are trashed and the oath of ofﬁce is sworn, this country
spilled the coffee and, worst the ﬁrst time she opted to work
remains at a precipice.
of all, my “I Voted” sticker fell the polls Tuesday. Students
Could it be? Is it really true?
The United States is in a recession and our economic woes have
off, leaving me ineligible for all had many different ideas about
I don’t want to jinx anything,
only compounded the global economic crisis. It has become increas-
the free stuff offered to voters, what the election’s most crucial
but I think after two years of
ingly difﬁcult for borrowers to obtain loans and mortgages. We are
including Ben & Jerry’s ice issues were and how to solve
campaigning, mudslinging, ex-
ﬁghting two wars in the Middle East, and threats to our security
cream, Krispy Kreme donuts, them, but most agreed that in-
aggerating, villainizing, poli-
remain. So while we’ve ﬁnally selected our next president, there is
beer, combo meals, bottles of formation about the candidates
ticking, scandal mongering,
still much work to be done.
champagne, tat- and the issues
Marquette Tribune readers have selected the following issues as
too removals, was more widely
among the most important of the election. We go further to argue
reduced zoo ad- Well, no matter available to vot-
that these issues are some of the most important of our lifetimes.
mission, and… who they supported ers this year than
campaign shopping, vote
They must not be forgotten or ignored simply because the campaign
ahem, uh, adult Tuesday, Americans ever before.
stumping, will.i.am remixing,
season has come to a close.
toys. Seven years
celebrity endorsing and Tina
Feeling like I should feel one heck ago, author Rob-
Fey-ing, the 2008 presiden-
Economy was in a Charlie of a bond with one ert D. Putnam
tial election is at long last…
Given that Obama is taking ofﬁce during a recession, his adminis- Brown movie another because for wrote a book
tration will likely be credited with — or blamed for — whatever eco- or the title char- two years, we’ve had called “Bowling
Maybe now there will be
nomic situation the country faces four years from now. During the acter in “James Alone: The Col-
some more real news instead
campaign, both presidential candidates pledged to reign in spending and the Terrible, a constant conversa- lapse and Reviv-
of pseudo-news about Joe the
and balance the budget. Obama will need to aggressively pursue that Horrible, No tion topic. al of American
proposal if he wants to improve the country’s ﬁnancial situation. Good, Very Bad C o m m u n i t y. ”
Now that the confetti’s been
Further, voters should carefully watch how the government’s $700 Election Day,” I The book is about
swept away and the champagne
billion bailout of ﬁnancial institutions is handled. The ﬁnancial res- sulked as I interviewed election how Americans no longer feel
spills have been mopped up, the
cue package is being put together with taxpayer dollars, and voters workers and voters. But being connected to one another. He
morning-after nostalgia has be-
must not write the federal government a blank check. constantly bombarded by eager calls it social capital.
gun to set in.
We need to ensure our money is spent wisely to aid homeowners citizens, it was impossible to Well, no matter who they
Having psyched myself up for
and to help banks begin lending again. That way voters — particu- stay grumpy. supported on Tuesday, Ameri-
the last few months, I woke up
larly students — will have access to the credit market, which will Everywhere were signs telling cans should feel one heck of a
yesterday at 7:30 a.m., Christ-
assist them in purchasing their ﬁrst cars and homes and in paying off people where and how to vote. bond with one another because
mas-morning excited to cast my
student loans. Posters hung in students’ win- for two years, we’ve had a con-
ballot. I expected my ﬁrst time
dows — both for John McCain stant conversation topic. For
voting in a presidential election
and for Barack Obama. I talked two years, people have pon-
Energy and Environment to be accompanied by trum-
Voters of every party and political stripe can agree that our nation’s to a community organizer who dered aloud to each other what
pet fanfares and rockets’ red
dependence on oil is troubling. We urge young voters to buy smart said 400 high school students the outcome would be. And two
glares and maybe the Found-
and consider gas mileage and fuel emissions — when they purchase in Racine were going door-to- years later, the world still has
ing Fathers looking down from
vehicles. Don’t forget the campaign promises to “go green.” Begin door, encouraging neighbors to its eyes on our fantastic nation.
heaven, nodding in approval.
introducing green practices into your daily lives in small doses and get to their polling stations and We the American people are
Instead, it was just two hours
hound elected ofﬁcials to fund the research and development needed even offering free transporta- members of a coveted group,
in line and a little attitude from
to ﬁnd alternative energy sources. tion there. It was even charm- and I think that’s something we
the poll workers.
Saving our planet cannot be done in one fell swoop. Protecting the ing (for the ﬁrst hour) to hear can all agree on.
Slightly disheartened, I
environment will take the concerted efforts of every American. cars honking in support of their
walked out of the Alumni Me-
morial Union and made my firstname.lastname@example.org
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have largely been shoved from
the front pages of the nation’s newspapers due to economic troubles
STATEMENT OF OPINION POLICY
and energy woes. But the men and women in uniform who risk their
lives every day should not be forgotten.Obama has promised to set a The opinions expressed in staff editorials reﬂect the opinion of THE MARQUETTE TRIBUNE editorial board.
timeline for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq, in order to re-focus The editorials do not represent the opinions of Marquette University nor its administrators. Opinions repre-
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The war in Iraq is undoubtedly a hot-button issue. But regardless THE TRIBUNE prints guest submissions at its discretion. THE TRIBUNE strives to give all sides of an issue
of voters’ personal stances on the war, they should remind Obama of
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his campaign promises regarding the war’s end. more than once in a four-week period. Submissions with obvious relevance to the Marquette community will
Countless other issues face our nation, from health care to educa-
be given priority consideration.
tion to social issues to immigration, and none of these issues will
Viewpoint submissions should be limited to 400 words. Letters to the editor should be no more than 150
disappear when Obama takes the oath of ofﬁce on Jan. 20. For the
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2008 TRIBUNE
zation, produced the projects.
My Vote performs at The purpose of MVP is to en-
courage voting, said Laura Mak-
11 polling locations er, a volunteer for the group.
“It’s about civic involvement
and getting your voice heard,”
By Jeff Engel
The State Elections Board (now
the Government Accountability
“Oh dear, what can the matter
Board) and the Milwaukee Elec-
be?” sang the woman in an old-
tion Commission approved MVP,
fashioned dress. “Women are
Maker said. The commission also
wanting to vote.”
approved each project concept
Voters outside Central Li-
and its polling site.
braryCentennial Hall, 733 N. 8th
Inside the library, a video pre-
St., were welcomed to their poll-
sentation of animated Milwaukee
ing place yesterday evening by
Public Library sculptures and his-
“Suffragium,” a performance art
torical factoids greeted voters as
project that included jazz singing
they headed to the polls.
and a video documenting histori-
“Reconsidering this history in
cal events in American voting.
Wisconsin reveals how fragile
Singer Annie Denison served as
and precious our right to vote
Photo by Therese Bowesemail@example.com
a “living sculpture,” said friend
continues to be,” read the project
Jill Sebastian, a Milwaukee In-
description on Sebastian’s sign. Around 2,300 students voted in the Alumni Memorial Union, while 2,050 voted at Central Library. Students and
stitute of Art & Design sculpture
voters arrived as early as 6:40 a.m. to cast their votes in the 2008 presidential election.
Denison said the 2008 presiden-
professor who came up with the
tial election is the most important
idea for “Suffragium.” Sebastian
Polling places experience few problems
election of she and her children’s
enlisted the help of Denison, who
performed on the steps of the li-
“I have seen today that kids are
voting,” Denison said. “I’m so
The performance was one of 11
proud of my country right now.”
that occurred at polling locations
make voices heard
throughout Milwaukee. My Vote
Performs, a non-partisan organi-
By Marie Gentile and Jeff Engel
Five minutes before the polls
closed, a Marquette freshman
sprinted to her polling location
near campus to cast her vote in
Saint James Court yesterday’s presidential election.
Kimberly Campbell, a freshman
831 west wisconsin avenue
in the College of Business Ad-
ministration, was the last voter at
Central Library Centennial Hall,
733 N. 8th St. Campbell was still
undecided throughout the day, but
felt it was necessary to make her
“Every vote counts, whether it’s
Neighboring Milwaukee’s main
one in a million or one in a dozen,”
library, Saint James Court
Neighboring Milwaukee’s main library,
Campbell said. “I believe it’s im-
Saint James Court apartments are
apartmentsto all of downtown
are convenient to all portant to vote if you’re going to
Milwaukee’s cultural, Milwaukee’sand
of Downtown entertainment, have any say in the government.” Photo by Therese Bowesfirstname.lastname@example.org
Like many other Marquette stu-
cultural, entertainment, and
dents, Campbell voted in her first
Its award winning
business resources. Its hardwood
award Students wait in line in the Alumni Memorial Union third floor ballrooms to
presidential election yesterday.
vote. Only a few minor problems were encountered by voters.
winning garden, hardwood Freddy Terrazas, a freshman in
floors, fireplaces, and
Edison Media Research for media and Central Library experienced a
the College of Health Sciences,
ﬂoors, ﬁreplaces, andthis a great
organizations, 68 percent of vot- few minor problems involving vot-
arrived at the polls in the Alumni
ambience make this live.
place to a great
ers between the ages of 18 and 24 ers’ confusion about where to vote
Memorial Union at 6:40 a.m. to
place to live. supported Obama and 30 percent and having the necessary identifi-
cast his vote.
voted for McCain. cation for registration. However,
“Not only is it my first election,
In an effort to make Election Schultz said that overall, voting
but it’s one of the most monumen-
Day go smoothly, Marquette stu- went smoothly Tuesday.
tal elections in United States his-
dents, faculty and staff worked “I think things went very well. It
tory,” Terrazas said.
to register students in advance. was very orderly,” Schultz said. “It
Another first-time voter, Kelly
Roughly 1,500 students registered went as fast as possible given all
HBO & Internet Included! L’Esperance, said it is everyone’s
before Nov. 4, according to Steve the checks and balances within the
duty as an American citizen to ex-
Call Matt: 414-272-6600 Schultz, manager of governmental voting system.”
ercise his or her right to vote.
and community affairs in the Of- Schultz observed both polling
“You’re not allowed to com-
fice of Public Affairs. places throughout the day. He said
plain if you don’t vote,” said
As of Oct. 31, 86 percent of both locations had a heavy turnout
L’Esperance, a freshman in the
youth had pre-registered for the- early in the day, then tapered off.
College of Health Sciences.
election, a 3 percent increase from The final tally of voters at Cen-
“We’re the next generation, and
the 2004 presidential election, ac- tral Library was around 2,050,
this election will affect us more
for Marquette News cording to a Gallup poll. while the AMU had around 2,300.
than other people. We have to take
Matt Willems, a sophomore in Schultz said he was extremely
the opportunity (to vote).”
the College of Business Adminis- impressed by Marquette students’
Alison Wessendorf, a graduate
VISIT tration, volunteered as an election enthusiasm and participation in
student in the College of Health
www.marquettetribune.org observer at the Central Library. He the election.
Sciences, voted in her second pres-
said he saw many pre-registered “As members of the Marquette
idential election. She said voting
students at the polls. community we’d like our students
this year was important because of
“They’ve done a good job reg- to be part of the political process,”
the many critical issues at stake.
News Sports Entertainment istering students on campus,” Wil- Schultz said. “We’re thrilled to
“There’s lots of issues that will
lems said. “It’s pretty impressive. see how they’ve turned out and
have an effect in the future, like
The Marquette Tribune Overall, there’s been a good effort that they’ve exercised their right
health care, Social Security and the
to make registration available to to vote. We’re hoping that this is
war (in Iraq),” Wessendorf said.
everyone.” something they take forward with
“I think the election has shown
Aria DeBenny, a freshman in the them once they graduate.”
young people how they can have
College of Communication, regis-
an impact with their votes.”
Read the Trib tered in the Cobeen Hall lobby in
Janet Boles, professor of politi-
Online October. She said it was easy to
cal science, said she believed the
register and that the student volun-
youth vote would benefit Barack www.MARQUETTETRIBUNE.org
teers were helpful. Check out the Tribune Web
Obama more than John McCain. site for a video of campus
The polling locations at the AMU
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Why did you choose to vote?
“It is a right that you have in “I voted to be civically “I voted because I believe “It is my right and I care “Because there are people in
this country and that other responsible.” in Barack Obama.” about who is elected.” the world that don’t have this
countries don’t.” right and it is our privilege.”
-Chelsea Du Fresne, freshman, -Bryan Miguel, freshman, -Ashley Reed, 4th year,
-Michael Chapman, junior, College College of Arts & Sciences College of Communication School of Dentistry -Kelly Krol, junior,
of Business Administration College of Nursing
“A lot of things need to be “It is important to exercise “You have the right and you
“It’s something new.
changed, one being the my right and have a say.” must exercise it.”
I didn’t do it before.”
economy. We need change.” -Jessica Green, senior, -Jon Newman, freshman,
-Patrick Kurish, junior,
-Thomas Fera, freshman, College College of Health Sciences College of Engineering
College of Communication
of Business Administration
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2008 TRIBUNE
College Democrats celebrate big victory
Students look for change following
historic presidential election win
“If Obama doesn’t win, I’m
By Erin McGrath
fleeing to Canada,” said Me-
lissa Vermillion, a junior in the
College of Arts & Sciences. “I
It’s 8:51 p.m. on Election
missed class all day working on
Night and the Marquette chapter
the election and making phone
of Students for Obama is clut-
calls. The past few days I’ve
tered in lawn chairs around a
been freaking out, but right now
small television in a St. James
I’m feeling really good.”
Court basement office.
Shortly after 9 p.m., Obama is
The light chatter at the apart-
projected as the winner of New
ment building, 831 W. Wiscon-
Mexico and the students imme-
sin Ave., is cut by stark silence
diately flip from eager to elated.
as the popular vote update flash-
A few hugs are exchanged as
es across the screen, announc-
they start to gather their things
ing that Sen. Barack Obama is
to move to the Hyatt Regency
in the lead. The students had
Hotel, 333 W. Kilbourn Ave.,
been working tirelessly up until
where they will celebrate with
the last possible minute for the
the rest of Milwaukee’s Obama
Obama campaign, and were now
anxiously waiting to see if their
Scott and her crew can barely
work paid off.
move in the ballroom, which is
“A half-hour ago I was sprint-
overflowing with an assembly of
ing from door-to-door asking
supporters of different ages and
people if they voted because
colors. Shortly after 10 p.m., the
I wasn’t sure if we were win-
room erupts with screams, tears
ning Wisconsin,” said Kathleen
and hugs as election returns in-
Scott, a junior in the College
dicate Obama has more than the
of Communication and deputy Photo by Ryan Glazierfirstname.lastname@example.org
necessary 270 electoral votes
field organizer for Students for
needed to win.
Obama. “Now I’m pretty confi- The Marquette chapter of Students for Obama gathered in St. James Court to view election results prior to meet-
As the crowd celebrates, Scott
dent because it’s looking really ing other Obama supporters to witness President-elect Obama address the crowd at Grant Park in Chicago.
can be spotted standing still in
good for us. To go from that to
lege of Health Sciences, said “To me, this really means sets in. The students exchange
disbelief with tears rolling down
this is surreal.”
Obama’s victory was “unreal.” change,” said Doug Hynes, a congratulations and long hugs
The Obama campaign gave
“It’s so inspirational to see all graduate student in the College with faces of sincere joy.
“All of the hard work paid off.
Students for Obama the base-
of these people here. It’s a testa- of Engineering and member “I wanted to find a president
I feel so relieved,” Scott said.
ment of the apartment building
ment to what his campaign was of Students for Obama. “I feel who I could be proud of again,”
“It feels like a huge weight was
on Friday to use as its student
(about),” Bailey said. that having Barack in office will Hynes said. “I feel that I found
lifted off of my shoulders. The
headquarters. There isn’t a spot
For these students, who had make so many changes that I that in Obama and it’s awesome
mix of people here is incredible.
on the wall that isn’t covered
made campaigning a priority, can’t even begin to name them.” that so many others share that
This is what I want America to
with an Obama poster, and each
the victory was both personal The chaos calms as the reality feeling with me.”
be like all the time!”
student in the office is heavily
and emotional. of the evening’s historical event
Liz Bailey, a junior in the Col-
decorated with Obama regalia.
College Republicans join Wisconsin GOP for election results
At that time, the popular vote right now,” Sholl said. “I’m a lit-
Optimism dims as was still about even, but the all- tle disappointed. We've put a lot
important Electoral College count of hard work towards this cam-
evening draws on favored Sen. Barack Obama. He paign.”
led 195-70, according to projec- At 10:05 p.m., the results be-
tions airing on television sets came official. “Obama Elected
By Dan Kraynak
throughout the room. That lead President” flashed across the two
included Wisconsin’s 11 electoral projection screens in the ball-
Spirits were high and excite- votes. room, which seemed to evaporate
Most of the other members of any last rays of hope still linger-
ment filled the air as Marquette
College Republicans joined the the College Republicans arrived ing in the crowd.
Wisconsin GOP Election Night at the viewing party closer to Dambach didn’t hesitate to con-
Party while polls were closing 10 p.m. after an evening of poll gratulate President-elect Obama.
watching. Matt Dambach, the “I wish him the best of luck in
across the state.
The party at the Country Students for McCain Marquette the next four years. He ran a very
Springs Hotel in Pewaukee offi- chapter chair, said he knew Mc- good campaign,” Dambach said.
cially kicked off at 8 p.m. Sarah Cain’s chances of winning the “President-elect Obama spoke
Bartlett, the College Republicans' election looked bleak. a lot about unity on the campaign
“About an hour ago I was op- trail. I hope he is able to follow
director of communications and a
junior in the College of Commu- timistic, but it’s not looking very through and unify the country,
nication, was the first Marquette good right now,” said Dambach, because our country is at its best
a senior in the College of Arts when all Americans are work-
student to arrive on the scene.
& Sciences. ing together — Republicans and
After a long
“Right after we Democrats alike,” Dambach said.
day of vot- “President-elect Obama
lost Ohio, I be- Matt Rossetto, a College Re-
ing and mak- spoke a lot about unity on
gan to think it publican and freshman in the
ing volunteer the campaign trail. I hope he
was pretty much College of Communication, said
phone calls at
is able to follow through and
over.” that he plans on giving Obama
headquarters unify the country, because Just before 10 his full support and hopes Obama
p.m., McCain will follow through on his plans
in Waukesha, our country is at its best
was when all Americans are work- trailed Obama for taking the country in a new
in the projected direction.
optimistic as ing together — Republicans
electoral vote “I think it’s pretty clear that
early returns and Democrats alike.”
Matt Dambach count 220-120. the American people have given
Dambach said President-elect Obama a mandate
in. Students for McCain Marquette chair
McCain would and bought into his promise for
need to win ev- change,” Rossetto said.
but I'm also very confident,” ery toss-up state left to pull off a Although the vast majority of
Bartlett said. “The popular vote victory. people left the viewing party dis-
“Basically, it will take a mira- appointed, Bartlett put things into
is even at about 10 million votes
each, but it’s still too early to cle,” Dambach said. perspective just before heading
Patrick Sholl, a junior in the back to campus.
be delving too deeply into emo-
College of Business Administra- “We’re Americans first and
At 9 p.m., the ballroom was tion, was another College Repub- Republicans second. At the end
filled with supporters of Sen. lican running low on optimism of the day, that is what’s impor-
Photo by Therese Bowesemail@example.com
John McCain. However, the ex- shortly before 10 p.m. tant,” Bartlett said. “We need to
“It’s not over, but the map appreciate this historic moment
citement in the room began to de-
A disappointed John McCain supporter reflects on the evening’s results at
doesn't look particularly good in time.”
cline soon after.
the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee.
FULL RESULTSFULL RESULTSFULL RESULTSFULL RESULTS
Precincts reporting: 88%
INDIANA County by county
MT Precincts reporting: 99%
Broken down by county
AZ NC DODGE COUNTY RACINE COUNTY
NM McCain 53.9% McCain 45.5%
Obama 44.9% Obama 53.4%
AK 100% reporting 92% reporting
SC FOND DU LAC COUNTY ROCK COUNTY
McCain 53.9% McCain 34.6%
MS GA Obama 44.9% Obama 64%
100% reporting 100% reporting
TX JEFFERSON COUNTY SHEBOYGAN COUNTY
LA McCain: 47.3% McCain 49.5% McCain 49.7%
Obama 49.3% Obama 49%
Obama: 51.8% 97% reporting 100% reporting
AK Precincts reporting: 99% KENOSHA COUNTY WALWORTH COUNTY
McCain 39.8% McCain 50.7%
Obama 58.9% Obama 48.1%
FL 95% reporting 100% reporting
MILWAUKEE COUNTY WASHINGTON COUNTY
McCain 33.2% McCain 64.3%
TEXAS Obama 65.7% Obama 34.6%
HI 99% reporting 100% reporting
ALASKA OZAUKEE COUNTY WAUKESHA COUNTY
Obama: 43.9% McCain 60.2% McCain 62.4%
McCain: 61.9% Obama 38.8% Obama 36.7%
Precincts reporting: 99% 96% reporting 100% reporting
Precincts reporting: 81%
McCain: 49.5% Obama’s home state ap
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8 NEWS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2008
Campus celebration hits the streets
By Sarah Milnar
Chanting and banging on drums,
hundreds of students thundered
through the streets last night ex-
pressing their support of Barack
Obama, the next president of the
Students crammed into cars
plastered with posters and sped
down Wisconsin Avenue. Other
students ran out onto the streets,
darting and dashing through the
cars that honked in approval. Still
others linked arms and skipped
down the street singing.
Patriotic chants of “U.S.A.”
rang through the air.
“Let’s do this every day for the
next four years,” a faceless stu-
dent screamed from the depths of
His declaration was followed
by an eruption of cheers.
The horde of students began at
McCormick Hall and ran toward
the Alumni Memorial Union.
They flowed out onto Wisconsin
Avenue and rallied in the street
between 15th Street and Olin
Engineering Center. The group Photo by Ryan Glazierfirstname.lastname@example.org
continued through the lobby of
Raynor Library and back through Student supporters of Barack Obama gather in the middle of Wisconsin Avenue last night in celebration of the Illinois senator’s victory. Students also
Schroeder Hall. They proceeded ran through residence halls, Olin Engineering Center and Raynor Library.
to 16th Street and Wells Street,
then back to McCormick. The
Beth Russo, a senior in the Col- “It was very inspiring but some started a chant that he said the on Sept. 11. But he said he rec-
group went back for round two
lege of Education, said she imme- people got mad,” Eslami said. crowd echoed: “I don’t know ognizes students’ right to parade
through the AMU and the library
diately knew Obama had locked Leslie McGrath, a senior in what I’ve been told; George Bush through the streets.
and down to Straz Tower Hall.
the vote when she heard screams the College of Nursing who is getting old; I don’t care what “As much as I don’t like it, the
Many students said they didn’t
emitting from the rooms up- also works at the desk, said one Republicans say; Barack Obama’s fact is they have this freedom,”
know exactly what was going on,
stairs. Russo said she then heard library-goer yelled at the roaring gonna save the day.” Uttamchandani said. “All soldiers
but just followed the crowd and
residents rumble down the stairs, students to “get the f*** out of Mary Walz-Chojnacki, a Mar- died and gave them this freedom.
the immense commotion.
through the hallway and out the the library.” quette alumna, said she and her I hope they recognize that. I’m
Hiriam Bradley, a freshman in
door. Both McCain and Obama sup- children attended the Hyatt Re- happy they have the right to get
the College of Communication,
As the crowd went by, Russo porters were met with profanity gency Hotel, 333 W. Kilbourn out and do what they do.”
led the crowd with friends An-
said she saw a sole McCain sup- and vulgar name-calling as they Ave. She stopped her car on Wis- Uttamchandani added that he
drew Fowler, a freshman in the
porter hugging a McCain poster raged through campus. consin Avenue to honk at Obama- hopes no one died in vain. At this
College of Education, and Kiarri
held to his chest. Sean Ivers, a junior in the Col- supporting passersby. point, he said he hopes Obama
McBroom, a freshman in the col-
He wasn’t saying a word, “al- lege of Communication, said “We’re totally celebrating our will do the right thing.
lege of Arts & Sciences.
most in disbelief,” she said. someone told him to “f*** off” as time for change and we’re totally “Now I have to be supportive of
The pack-leaders said they kept
Students working at the Cir- he and his friends expressed their psyched,” Walz-Chojnacki said. Obama,” he said. “I don’t have a
a close eye on incoming poll re-
culation Desk at Raynor Library delight in Obama’s election by But not everyone was so spir- choice.”
sults from their rooms in McCor-
said they heard the crowd charg- chanting and banging on a metal ited about Obama’s victory.
ing down the street and weren’t pot. Sumeet Uttamchandani, a
“The margin was so big we just
surprised when students entered “We decided we needed to hit freshman in the College of Arts &
had to come out here and lead the
the library. the streets,” Ivers said. “I brought Sciences, said he wished America
pack,” Bradley said. Video
Students came through the lob- a pot to make noise to exemplify had chosen someone with more
“We’re all for change,” McB-
by taking pictures and screaming how excited I am.” foreign policy experience and
room added. “We just wanted to Check out the Tribune Web
“Obama!” said Natasha Eslami, Ivers and his friends marched first hand military experience. Ut-
be here for a change.” site for a video of students
a senior in the College of Arts & from 17th Street to the Obama tamchandani is from New York running through campus.
McCormick desk receptionists
Sciences. party at the Hyatt. There Ivers and knew 15 people who died
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Students parade down Wells Street in reaction to Barack Obama’s appointment as the 44th President of the United States. Student workers at Raynor Library and McCormick Hall reported a
stampede of excited students running past and bystanders expressed mixed reactions.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2008 TRIBUNE
Photos by Lauren Stoxenfirstname.lastname@example.org
Hundreds of Milwaukee Obama campaign members, volunteers and supporters gathered to watch Obama make his first televised speech as president-elect at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in
downtown Milwaukee. It was an emotional experience for many of those who gathered there.
Milwaukee celebrates Obama victory
City’s supporters campaign slogan.
Lisa Rowe, a campaign vol-
unteer and Sarah Palin imper-
declare, ‘Yes we sonator, sported a red business
suit, sleek glasses and a hairdo
that rivaled that of the Alaska
can’ downtown governor.
“I just wanted to do something
to win people over with humor,”
By Brooke McEwen
The Palin pretender clutched
a sign that read, “Alaska Gover-
nors for Obama. I changed my
As Election Day came to a close, excit-
mind for Obama.”
ed chatter filled the ballroom at the Hyatt
The clock approached the
Regency Hotel, 333 W. Kilbourn Ave.,
10 o’clock hour and the sea of
where hundreds of Milwaukee Obama
fans erupted into waves of ex-
campaign members, volunteers and sup-
citement as Obama was named
porters gathered to watch their efforts
materialize in the election results.
Supporters and volunteers
Campaign members waited with bated
danced, hugged, sobbed, smiled
breath for the final results of their months
A table of young voters danced
The crowd-swollen room periodically
and shouted, “Landslide! Land-
burst into animated chants of, “O-ba-ma!
American optimism permeated
As the results came in, campaign vol-
the room. Voices uttered, “Yes
unteers and supporters learned Obama
we can.” The crowd’s words
had not only won Connecticut, Vermont,
grew and resonated through the
New Hampshire and Massachusetts,
room, “Yes we can!”
but had also taken Iowa and the impor-
Henrietta Smith, a campaign
tant swing state of Florida. Anticipation
volunteer, while dancing for
joy said, “I am just elated! I
Chris Spehert, an Obama campaign vol-
have never been so happy in my
unteer, said he had spent the last couple
of months helping the campaign. Spehert
Smith said she knocked on
said he knocked on doors for nine hours
doors for four hours on Monday,
in Greenfield, Wis., to “get out the vote”
encouraging citizens to vote.
on Election Day.
“I can’t wait to see Michelle
As a long-time Democratic Party sup-
Obama as the first lady,” Smith
porter, Spehert said he noticed more
support for Obama than for other Demo-
The television flashed images
cratic campaigns in his past volunteering
of Obama’s celebration in Chi-
cago. Energy and enthusiasm
“Obama’s a different kind of candi-
electrified the room.
date,” Spehert said.
“I think it’s a great, great day
Democratic Congresswoman Gwen
for people all over America,”
Moore won the election for her third
Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl
term and spoke at the party.
said. “This is a victory not of a
“We have an amazing candidate for
party but of a country. It’s gon-
president,” Moore said before the final
na bring about a period of unity
results came in. “Let me tell you some-
in this country.”
thing, as I walked around Milwaukee
Sarah Kikkert, a campaign
today I have never seen so many people
volunteer and freshman in the
taking shift after shift at knocking on
College of Communication, said
she supported Obama for more
Mary Anne Cavadias, a campaign vol- Photo by Lauren Stoxenemail@example.com
than just his eloquent speaking
unteer, said she decided to volunteer for
Obama’s campaign because of his man- “Somebody pinch me,” said Deborah Paige, an Evangelist minister from Milwaukee, as she celebrated
“As cliché; as it sounds, we Obama’s victory at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
tra of change.
need change,” Kikkert said.
As large televisions displayed Obama’s
She said she values being part
increasing lead, Cavadias erupted into
of a monumental election.
fits of “Obama” cheers. The election symbolizes how far Amer- “At this defining moment change has
Paula Hegwood, a campaign volun- ica has come, but we have to continue to come to America,” Obama said.
Moore said, “Let me tell you some-
teer and nurse at the Children’s Hospital work together, Hegwood said.
thing, this proves something. This proves
of Wisconsin, said she just finished her
that ordinary people can be the change “I hope Obama will unite us all,” Heg- Rosemary Lane contributed
shift and was on her way to Milwaukee’s wood said. “We have work to do and it
that they want to see in the world. This to this report.
Obama celebration when she heard the starts with us.”
young man stepped up to this challenge.
We’ve got to be there for him.” As the party began to wind down,
“It was unbelievable,” Hegwood said. Obama echoed over the airwaves,
According to the Associated Press, the
“I was crying on my way here.”
results of preliminary exit polls showed “America is a place where all things are
She said she wonders what her dad and possible.”
that one-third of voters said the qual-
Check out the Tribune Web
her grandfather would have thought of
ity that mattered most was a candidate’s The crowd clapped, cheered and waved site for a video of the Obama
the historic day.
stance on change, Obama’s enduring their hands. viewing party at the Hyatt.
10 NEWS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2008
Election results disappoint Republicans
Local officials had to participate in some form
of national test or curve, which
would qualify them as educated
still optimistic voters.
“It is not about wanting to take
votes away from people, it’s about
about the making people understand the re-
sponsibility that is part of the pro-
cess of voting,” Rivera said.
party’s future He said he has noticed that vet-
erans represent the group that is
most receptive to his political ef-
By Kaleigh Ward
“They understand that free-
dom isn’t free, even when they
Last night Republican Sen. are fighting for the freedoms of
John McCain supporters from people that protest against them,”
around Wisconsin gathered in a Rivera said. “They understand the
ballroom at the Country Springs dynamics of this country.”
Ryan Mahony, deputy com-
Hotel in Pewaukee. Two projec-
munications director for the Re-
tors displayed Fox News’ election
coverage while citizens of all age publican Party of Wisconsin, said
groups awaited the results of the his experience with this election
has been good overall, though
Many influential public figures the result was not what the GOP
spoke to the crowd, including At- wanted.
“I think the party tonight went
torney General J.B. Van Hollen,
chairman of the Republican Party well. It was open to the public and
of Wisconsin Reince Priebus and the invitation was state-wide,”
Congressmen Paul Ryan and Jim Mahony said.
Photo by Therese Bowesfirstname.lastname@example.org
He said his campaigning efforts
The speakers remained hopeful were generally well-received,
Wisconsin McCain supporters gathered together at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee to watch the results
of the presidential election. One supporter shows her disappointment after McCain’s loss to Obama.
and continued to deliver inspiring with a few exceptions.
“In Madison specifically I had a
messages to the members of their
hard time, a lot
“The Democrats ascended to of people gave
out the night.
me dirty looks
In one of power tonight. We are going
Marquette Tribune Advertising*
just for wear-
several short to need to work with them
ing a McCain
speeches, Van when we agree ... and when
Hollen said the
ny said. “It just
we oppose them we have to
depends on the
ty of Wisconsin
is not only alive Paul Ryan
and well, but 1st-District Congressman
a minister in
it is as strong,
Wa u k e s h a ,
if not stronger,
than it ever has been.
“The strength of a party is built County is heavily Republican.
“I think we lost a lot of the His-
upon our ideas, the strength of a
panic vote because we wanted to
party is built upon our philosophy
and the strength of a party is built stay away from the border issue,”
upon our people,” Van Hollen Medina said. “I think that defi-
nitely hurt us.”
Medina said he is glad that so
He said he operates indepen-
dently as Wisconsin’s attorney many people have shared their
general, but he is still a proud Re- opinions about the election.
Louis Young, a resident of Mus-
kego, said he noticed that Demo-
In his address to those in atten-
dance, Priebus said the Republi- crats were much more aggressive
can Party of Wisconsin has raised in this election.
“I just wish the state of Wiscon-
and spent more money in this
sin would make voter identifica-
election than ever before.
“Everything is at stake in this tion more consistent and better
election,” Priebus said. “Every- policed,” Young said. “It is very
thing we believe in as a party is at lopsided. Sometimes there are
different rules from city to city.”
stake in this election.”
Mary Anne LeDuc Jarowski,
Ryan said that Republicans are
going to need to learn some les- a resident of Pewaukee, said she
participated in campaigning this
sons from this election.
“First of all stand up for what year for the first time because she
you believe in,” he said. “Second believes this is the most important
of all, don’t be afraid to take po- election of our lives.
“For the first time in my life I
feel that our democracy was sto-
Ryan said his party should not
look back at this election as the len from us. We should pursue all
time McCain lost. He said Re- possible avenues until we get to
publicans should look back at the bottom of it,” Jarowski said.
She said she is disappointed
this election and say it was the
time Republicans turned things that U.S. citizens failed McCain.
She said he is a man that loves our
“The Democrats ascended to country, that supports the United
power tonight,” Ryan said. “We States and its troops, and that
are going to need to work with would do everything in his power
them when we agree ... and when to protect all of us.
“I did not work on this cam-
we oppose them we have to pro-
paign for myself, I did it for my
Perfecto Rivera of Milwaukee, children and my grandchildren
who ran for U.S. Congress in ... and I am not going to stop,”
2006 and chairs Wisconsin’s Re- Jarowski said.
publican Hispanic Assembly, said
in general he thinks his political
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views have been well received.
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good ads. the history and the foundation of
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2008 TRIBUNE
4th District re-elects Gwen Moore
Moore said she thinks Obama,
Landslide victory who won Wisconsin by earning
about 56 percent of the vote, has
over independent what it takes to be a great presi-
“He has inherited some prob-
Michael LaForest lems,” Moore said. “A terrible
economy, two wars, terrible mili-
tary situations on the horizons,
global warming, but he was born
By Michael Murphy
for such a time.”
Moore also seemed to look
Congresswoman Gwen Moore forward to working through the
was ofﬁcially re-elected to her democratic-controlled Congress.
third term in her Fourth District “Certainly I don’t think a presi-
position early Wednesday morn- dent like Obama is going to just
ing. Moore was the only person role over for a liberal agenda,”
on the Milwaukee County ballot Moore said. “I’m excited about
who ran opposed. having a working majority.”
While Moore won by a land- Moore has even more to cel-
slide, receiving 88 percent of the ebrate now that the Milwaukee
vote over independent Michael D. Paid Sick Leave Referendum was
LaForest, it was Moore’s reaction overwhelmingly passed with 68
to Sen. Barack Obama winning percent of the vote. Milwaukee
the state of Wisconsin she sin- Mayor Tom Barrett, who believed Photo by Lauren Stoxenemail@example.com
cerely seemed excited about. it would cost the city jobs, heav-
“It’s over, it’s over!” Moore Local Democrats gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel to listen to Congresswoman Gwen Moore. Together, they
ily opposed the bill.
yelled as she ran around with tears celebrated Moore’s re-election to her third term and Obama’s victory.
Since the referendum was
in her eyes. “This shows this blue passed on the ballot, Moore has
collar state really got it. People afford to miss work and they drag County ballot was made up of ei- the vote.
stood behind paid sick days.
believe Obama cares about ordi- themselves in anyways, infect- ther a blow out or unopposed race, As listed on the ballot, now that
“About half of all workers na-
nary people like them. He identi- ing other coworkers who in turn the Milwaukee County Sales Tax this referendum has been passed,
tionwide have no paid sick days,”
ﬁes with them and he’s going to spread it to others.” Referendum was only just ap- Wisconsin will grant Milwaukee
Moore said in a press release. “So
get the job done.” While the entire Milwaukee proved by receiving 57 percent of County the authority to add an
when they get sick, they cannot
additional 1 percent to the county
sales tax which will go towards,
parks recreation culture, transit
and emergency medical services.
This 1 percent will provide $67
million dollars of tax relief annu-
Neil Albrecht, executive di-
rector of the City of Milwaukee
Board of Election, said he was
very satisﬁed with how the elec-
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“At around 10:30 p.m. a major-
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Albrecht, who has been stand-
DVR included and maid service
ing in for Susan Edman since she
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building new for 2009
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smoothly as possible.
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Large common areas and
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Individual contracts, no
private study rooms
fore the election,” Albrecht said.
liability for roommates’ rent
“We all work long hours through
the summer particularly in the
management and Starting at $499/person
months prior to the election.”
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As Milwaukee’s polls came to
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a close, some people were sur-
prised to see the results in Mil-
waukee, as well as Wisconsin
Barrett McCormick, a profes-
sor of political science, said he
was surprised about Obama’s
large victory in Milwaukee,
which earned about 76 percent of
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Photos by Associated Press
President-elect Barack Obama addresses his supporters at Grant Park in Chicago (top). Sen. John McCain (R-
Ariz.) delivers his remarks at his rally in Phoenix, Ariz. (right). Close to a million supporters greeted Obama and
Vice president-elect Joe Biden after the results were announced (left).
Obama and lost the 2000 Republican pri- a forerunner for the party nomina- dent. But when Obama won the tive voters, McCain made a gutsy
mary. tion. Iowa Caucus, voters started to be- move, finalizing his ticket by
After the loss, McCain re- As 2008 rolled in, so did caucus lieve that perhaps the junior sena- choosing Alaska Gov. Sarah Pa-
turned to the U.S. Senate, where season. Huckabee, the most tradi- tor from Illinois really could win lin as his running mate. Initially,
Continued from page 1
he worked with Democratic Wis- tionally conservative of the three, the election. Palin was not thought to be on
Law School, where he earned his consin Sen. Russ Feingold on the swept the Jan. 3 caucus in Iowa, But Obama’s campaign wasn’t McCain’s short list of candidates,
law degree and became the first McCain-Feingold Act, a biparti- with Romney claiming second without its rough spots. In mid- which some predicted included
black president of the Harvard san bill that worked on campaign and McCain tying Tennessee Sen. March, video of Obama’s former former opponent Romney.
Law Review. finance reform and fought to in- Fred Thompson for third place pastor, Jeremiah Wright, surfaced, “Palin was initially selected to
Obama was elected to the Illi- crease the role of soft money. Mc- with just 13 percent of the vote. in which the pastor radically criti- attract former Clinton and young
nois state senate in 1996, where Cain also supported Bush in his On Super Tuesday, after almost cized the United States. Obama voters but it didn’t seem like she
he spent eight years. On a national bid for re-election in 2004. a month of continuously rising underwent heavy scrutiny after did that,” Azari said. “The choice
scale, Obama’s visibility exploded With current Vice President poll success, McCain claimed 60 the video was spread via the Inter- was considered hasty and that she
during the 2004 Democratic Na- Dick Cheney not seeking elec- percent of the necessary delegates net and cable news programs. was someone he chose without
tional Convention. He gave a stir- tion, the Republican race was up needed to secure a nomination. Following a hard-fought, con- careful vetting. It questioned his
ring keynote speech, in which he for grabs and on April 25, 2007, A week later, as his competition tentious and sometimes bitter decision-making process.”
sought to break down party lines McCain officially announced his fizzled, Romney announced his campaign, Obama’s message of Kukowski disagreed, citing ex-
and unify the nation. second bid for president. resignation from the campaign. change trumped Clinton’s experi- citement about Palin in the Re-
His appearance and performance McCain entered a race against Huckabee held on for another ence. Clinton ceded the nomina- publican Party.
at the DNC ignited speculation of 11 other candidates, including for- month but, after losing the re- tion June 7 and the battle we’ve “She is now a leader in the
where Obama fit in the Democrat- mer New York Mayor Rudy Giu- maining primaries on March 4, been watching for the last five Republican Party,” she said. “I
ic Party, including the possibility liani. The Republican field was conceded victory to McCain. months officially began. think we’ll be seeing her around
of a future presidential run. eventually narrowed to three main As the Republican Party secured again.”
McCain’s bid for president be- candidates — McCain, former its nominee, it watched the Demo- McCain graciously bowed out
Enter the running mates
gan eight years ago. Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney crats fight for a decisive winner of the race as he thanked his sup-
With only eight weeks until
In 2000, McCain was the top and former Arkansas Gov. Mike for another three months. porters, praised his opponent and
Election Day, both Obama and
challenger against the eventual Huckabee. Obama’s possibility of a run for vowed to continue to serve his
McCain finalized their ticket with
Republican nominee and current In the first half of 2007, cam- president came to fruition in 2007, country.
strikingly different picks.
president George W. Bush. Prior paign finance issues plagued when he emerged as one of front- “The American people have
Obama selected Delaware Sen.
to his campaign against Bush, McCain. At the same time, both runners for the Democratic nomi- spoken, and they have spoken
Joe Biden as his vice presiden-
McCain had served two terms in his campaign manager and chief nation, along with New York Sen. clearly,” McCain said.
tial candidate on Aug. 23, giving
the U.S. House of Representatives strategist quit his campaign. As Hillary Clinton and former North “These are difficult times for
assurance to those skeptical of
starting in 1982 and been Arizona a result, McCain found himself Carolina Sen. John Edwards. this country. I will do all in my
Obama’s experience and foreign
senator since 1986. But despite a coming in last in early polls. But As the primaries got underway, power to help Obama lead.”
history of successful campaigns, resurgence came in the second some voters struggled to adjust to In late August, in an attempt
McCain carried only seven states half of 2007 and McCain became the idea of a black man as presi- to pick up female and conserva-