election 2012

  1. Romney supporters filled Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver to watch votes roll in Tuesday night, while Obama supporters took to Boulder Theater.

  2. Last night Barack Obama was the victorious candidate for the presidency. But this morning, residents in Florida are still wondering who won their state.

    According to the Florida Department of State Division of Elections, nine counties have still not completed counting their absentee ballots. 

    The Miami Herald reports Miami-Dade is one of those counties. As of Wednesday morning, the county still had 20,000 absentee ballots left to count. Miami-Dade county, victim of lack of resources and an unexpectedly high volume of voters on Election Day, experienced extremely long lines that lasted throughout the night. At one polling place, the last voter was said to have left at 1 a.m. According to the voter protection law, any voter who arrives in line before 7 p.m. has the right to cast a ballot.

  3. For the first time in history, one state will have a congressional delegation made up entirely of women, and one occupying the governor’s office as well.

    New Hampshire Democrat Maggie Hassan defeated opponent Ovide Lamontagne in the state race for governor, and Democrats Carol Shea-Porter and Ann Kuster were elected to the state’s 1st and 2nd Congressional districts. 

    Shea-Porter and Kuster will join two other women who were not up for election on Tuesday, Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D) and Kelly Ayotte (R).

  4. 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.
  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. Photos by Amber-Lynn Taber for the Commonwealth Times

    Reporters from BBC London look for Richmond voters to help them with coverage of today’s election.

    As if Virginians haven’t been reminded enough of their state’s importance in this election, BBC reporters have been spotted at polling places around the city and will be broadcasting live from Popkin Tavern, a local bar, tonight. 

    Virginia Commonwealth University’s the Commonwealth Times looked into the importance of Virginia earlier this week.

    commonwealthtimes.org »

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