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
Concerned that the White House and Congress won’t be able to agree on how to avoid deep spending cuts and tax increases, many investors sold stocks this morning.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Tuesday’s elections helped shake up Alaska’s Legislature.
On or around Election Day, millions of Americans will show up at their polling places and settle in for what could be a long wait in line to cast their ballots. So how do you respond if the person behind you decides it’s the perfect time to loudly express his political opinion? A look at what some voters say is OK and what’s not at the polls.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The final day in the 2012 political marathon has arrived. Here’s an hour-by-hour guide to key times across the nation on Election Day.
Republicans need a net gain of just three or four seats to take over the Senate and — assuming they keep the House — consolidate influence on Capitol Hill. Despite the favorable election arithmetic, Republicans are foundering in several key Senate races and face an uphill battle.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Twitter makes a mark as a source of information and predictions this election cycle:
At the polls Sunday, reporter Karen Kasler encountered a carnival-like atmosphere — including dancing people dressed in Sesame Street costumes, a Lincoln impersonator, mimes and food trucks.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The poll shows President Obama leading his GOP challenger, Mitt Romney, 48 percent to 45 percent among likely voters. The poll was conducted after Superstorm Sandy hit the U.S. East Coast. Pew also found that Romney supporters are more committed to voting than are Obama’s supporters.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Whether a candidate is behind or ahead in the opinion polls, political campaigns have a vested interest in portraying every race as close — even if it’s looking like a blowout.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us