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Florida’s Most Populous County Finishes Vote Count

Florida’s Most Populous County Finishes Vote Count

It only took two extra days, but Florida’s Miami-Dade County has finished counting votes in the presidential election. But as of Thursday afternoon, three other large counties were still tabulating.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Once Again, Florida’s Voting Doesn’t Add Up

The election problems in Florida that kept the nation waiting more than a month for the outcome of the presidential race back in 2000 have largely been resolved. But the state has come up with a whole new set of difficulties that led to long lines and another slow count.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

5 Foul-Ups In The Romney Campaign

5 Foul-Ups In The Romney Campaign

“No campaign is perfect,” Mitt Romney said on Election Day. “Like any campaign, people can point to mistakes.” And so here we are, as the election dust settles, asking seasoned political observers to do just that — point out a handful of foul-ups, fallacies and false steps in Romney’s run.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Three More Stories That Help Explain Why Obama Won

Three More Stories That Help Explain Why Obama Won

The president’s campaign fine-tuned its appeal to a younger, less-white electorate and got its supporters to turn out in much larger numbers than Republicans had anticipated. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney was hurt by a lack of money at a critical moment.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Fixing Long Election Lines May Be Easier Said Than Done

Fixing Long Election Lines May Be Easier Said Than Done

President Obama, in his victory speech, noted that the hours voters had to wait in line are something “we have to fix.” One solution: Spend more on equipment and poll workers. But that would be tough in this fiscal climate. Another is to expand early voting. But states such as Ohio have had their early-voting laws challenged in court.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

How To Cope If Your Candidate Lost

How To Cope If Your Candidate Lost

You volunteered, you voted, but your candidate just lost. How do you deal? Psychology experts suggest taking some pointers from — of all things — die-hard sports fans.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Senate Democrats Add To Majority: Caucus Now 54 Plus One

Senate Democrats Add To Majority: Caucus Now 54 Plus One

Senate Democrats did better than just keep their slim majority. Wednesday brought news that they expanded it by managing to retain control of two of their most threatened seats, in Montana and North Dakota.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

After Romney’s Loss, Mormons Lament What Might Have Been

After Romney’s Loss, Mormons Lament What Might Have Been

Mitt Romney’s White House run raised the profile of his Mormon faith, and made many fellow Mormons hope that misunderstandings of their faith could be dispelled. And, of course, there was pride in seeing one of their own come so close to the White House. Those hopes were dashed with his loss Tuesday.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Controversial Members Of Congress Come And Go

Controversial Members Of Congress Come And Go

Members of the House known for notorious or offensive comments have lost their seats in Tuesday’s elections. On the other hand, some are coming back.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

5 Truisms About the 2012 Election … That Weren’t True

5 Truisms About the 2012 Election … That Weren’t True

A gloomy economy dooms the incumbent? Undecideds break toward the challenger? The tallest guy always wins? Not this time.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us