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Election Day 2008

More Reliable Than Exit Polls: Bookies (See Odds In Real Time)

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keith Thomson

To make a long story short: Historically, gamblers have proven better election forecaster than polls. As an expert told me, the betting markets will be quickest to react to news coming through today.

High Turnout May Add To Problems At Polling Places

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Millions of voters will encounter an unfamiliar low-tech landscape at the polls on Tuesday. About half of all voters will vote in a way that is differ...

Viewers Guide To Election Night: Six Early States To Watch

ABC News | George Stephanopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here are the six states to watch between 7pm and 8pm tomorrow night: Virginia and Indiana after the last polls close at 7pm, Ohio and North Carolina...

Charlie Cook: Six Reasons This Election Is Over

National Journal Online | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the most unsettling aspects of this campaign is that for an election cycle so turbulent, with so many surprising twists and turns, over the las...

Some Schools Canceling Classes On Election Day

The New York Times | Karen Ann Cullotta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

School officials and parents across the nation are turning an increasingly critical eye on the time-honored tradition of voters' casting ballots in th...

Palin Mistakes Fans For Protesters At Va. Rally

AP | BOB LEWIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. — Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin mistook some of her own fans for hecklers Monday at a rally that drew thousan...

Failure to Blow Election Stuns Democrats

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Borowitz

For Democrats, who have become accustomed to their party blowing an election even when it seemed like a sure thing, Tuesday night's results were a bitter pill to swallow.