2012 elections

  1. Young voters saying a chant as they leave a watch party in Detroit after President Obama won re-election.

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

  3. Samantha Scannell, Wayne State University student, Michigan

    Why are you a Republican, a Democrat, or neither? The Washington Post is gathering responses to that question at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week for Unconventional. And we want to hear your responses, too. 

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  4. Daniel Pawlak, senior at Wayne State University in Livonia, Mich.: 

    "If someone brings up an issue to me, I am not going to say, ‘Let’s see, I am a Republicans believe on this issue’ and then correlate all my beliefs with them.’ What I like to do is look each issue individually… It just so happens on a lot of issues my beliefs correspond with the Republican party." 

    Why are you a Republican, a Democrat, or neither? The Washington Post is gathering responses to that question at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte this week for Unconventional. And we want to hear your responses, too. 

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  5. Lawrence Robinson, a Wayne State University student, explains how family values influence his politics.

    Why are you a Republican, a Democrat, or neither? The Washington Post is gathering responses to that question at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week for Unconventional.  

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  6. Terrel White, a Wayne State University student, explains why he votes based on the issues rather than party.

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  7. Nick Spare, student at Trinity College, Round Hill, Va.

    Why are you a Republican, a Democrat, or neither? The Washington Post is gathering responses to that question at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week for Unconventional.  

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  8. Frank Allison, Painter, Leesburg, Va.

    Why are you a Republican, a Democrat, or neither? The Washington Post is gathering responses to that question at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week for Unconventional.  

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  9. There is nothing gutsy about giving a millionaire another tax break. There is nothing bold about gutting Medicare, Medicaid and education. Not only is it not new, it’s not fair and it’s not right. The people who pay are middle class.”

    - Vice President Joe Biden on a campaign stop at a Detroit high school.

    Biden also visited West Bloomfield, Mich. and Minnesota on his two-day “grass roots” tour that ended Wednesday. Olympic boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields introduced Biden to her home state at the Detroit event. 

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  10. Virginia’s abortion law, requiring that women seeking an abortion first undergo an ultrasound, brought unflattering national attention to the state this year.

    The issue was brought to attention once again as Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan made his third visit to the state. After Missouri Senate hopeful Todd Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments, Ryan acknowledged that his views on abortion would not have the weight of Romney’s.

    "Well, look, I’m proud of my pro-life record. And I stand by my pro-life record in Congress. It’s something I’m proud of," Ryan said. "But Mitt Romney is the top of the ticket and Mitt Romney will be president and he will set the policy of the Romney administration."

    Romney opposes abortion, but he supports allowing exceptions in cases of rape.

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