One year ago Tuesday, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla., — a death that would reignite the national debate about race relations and raise questions about the "stand your ground" laws on the books in Florida and 29 other states.
If voters were surprised to watch TV networks call the election for President Obama over Republican Mitt Romney minutes after polls closed in California last week, perhaps it was because of earlier statements from some pollsters confident in a Romney romp. A few are now acknowledging mistakes.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The Tea Party and other conservatives argue that Mitt Romney lost the election because he was "too moderate." And they are calling for a complete overhaul of the Republican Party. But the evolving demographics may have played a bigger role.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
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
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
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
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.
On the final day of the 2012 campaign, President Obama and Mitt Romney made a last push in states that could be critical to victory. Obama was scheduled to campaign in three swing states, while Romney had events planned in four. The only overlap was in Ohio, considered the linchpin of the election.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The effects of Sandy the superstorm could hurt turnout in blue states, but maybe for both parties. It raises the prospect of limiting the popular vote for President Obama. And while electoral votes are what matter, the popular vote still could come into play in giving the winner some sense of a mandate.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us