1. There was no question about young voter enthusiasm around the University of New Mexico campus on Tuesday.

    Student voters flooded the UNM campus polling area trying to cast their ballots for the 2012 election season. The polling center boasted a two-hour wait time, nearly four times as long as other voting polls in the Albuquerque, N.M. area.  

    Obama won New Mexico.

  2. Eight-year-old Draak Clausing, attending a Republican election-watch party in Arizona, holds his head in despair as election results continue to stream in indicating an Obama re-election. (Photo by Aaron Lavinsky for the Arizona State Press)

    Eight-year-old Draak Clausing, attending a Republican election-watch party in Arizona, holds his head in despair as election results continue to stream in indicating an Obama re-election. (Photo by Aaron Lavinsky for the Arizona State Press)

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  3. I didn’t run to make history, I ran to make a difference,”

    - Rep. Tammy Baldwin after defeating former Gov. Tommy Thompson and becoming the first openly lesbian woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
  4. Young voters saying a chant as they leave a watch party in Detroit after President Obama won re-election.

  5. Voters in Milwaukee are currently waiting up to two and a half hours to cast their ballots. With just a few hours until polls close, the ballots being cast in Wisconsin right now have the potential to decide the election.

    Voters in Milwaukee are currently waiting up to two and a half hours to cast their ballots. With just a few hours until polls close, the ballots being cast in Wisconsin right now have the potential to decide the election.

  6. Some precincts saw much shorter lines on election day thanks to the popularity of early voting and absentee ballots. But with the increase in early voters, the question has been raised: Does a vote still count if the voter dies before election day?

    According to this article from the Plain Dealer, the answer is yes.

    Ohio law has never dealt with the situation specifically, but after receiving the inquiry, the Ohio Secretary of State’s office issued a ruling.

    Laws differ from state to state, however. Previously, the vote of a South-Dakota woman who voted for Hilary Clinton in the Democratic Primary was nullified as she died before the day of the actual Primary. In a similar case, President Obama’s late grandmother cast her absentee ballot for her grandson in Hawaii, where her ballot was still counted after her death.

    cleveland.com »

  7. Prosecuting Attorney Kim Worthy on the importance of Wayne County, Mich. voters.

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