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Electoral Votes

Do The Math: The Electoral Numbers Don't Lie

Richard Greener | Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics
Richard Greener

Here's the obvious: if Barack Obama wins every state in 2012 where he won in 2008, he will have 358 electoral votes and he will be reelected. The GOP in 2012 must recapture states that voted for Obama 2008 with at least 90 electoral votes to put a Republican in the White House.

Pennsylvanians Mobilize in Response to New Voter ID Law

Denise Dennis | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics
Denise Dennis

When the voting rights of our most vulnerable citizens are threatened, everyone's rights are threatened. Democracy is not a fait accompli, it requires attention and constant care or else it might be lost.

Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Outlines Five Paths To Reelection | Sam Stein | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a briefing with reporters on Tuesday morning, top officials in the Obama campaign outlined five distinct paths that they can pursue t...

Why We Remain Stuck With the Electoral System

Grant Calder | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Grant Calder

Every four years, we are reminded that we employ a completely outmoded method of selecting our chief executive. So why haven't we resolved this problem?

The GOP's Genius Plan To Beat Obama In 2012

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Republican state legislators in Pennsylvania are pushing a scheme that, if GOPers in other states follow their lead, could cause President Barack Obam...

The Politics of Realignment

Jerome Karabel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerome Karabel

Barack Obama's victory could well be the third realigning election in the past century -- one that will be seen by historians as the beginning of an emerging Democratic majority.

Bob Novak Just Doesn't Get It

Brian Normoyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

The President-Elect flipped eight Bush states to the blue column and managed to get two states to elect a Democrat for President for the first time in nearly half a century.

Obama: From "Shouldn't" to "Did"

Rupert Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rupert Russell

It is time to throw out the old playbook for one simple reason. It was wrong. Obama wasn't your average Democratic candidate, but then again, America isn't your average country, either.

Mandate for Change

Greg Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Saunders

Barack Obama is under no obligation to govern like a centrist or temper his policy goals to accommodate a point-of-view that the American people have decisively rejected. Obama won. Elections have consequences.

American Beauty

Darin Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Darin Murphy

It's nearly impossible to grasp the sheer gravity of this moment. All watched with gaping mouths, transfixed by pride and disbelief, as Obama appeared for the first time as the next President.

The Morning After

Laurel Kaufer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laurel Kaufer

As we have heard from the analysts on both sides for much of the last month, this year we saw "the perfect storm" hit the Republican party in almost every conceivable way.

Obama's Big Bang in France

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Arnold

The truth is -- and some Americans don't understand this -- the French also wanted the best for us.

The Importance of Today

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Today America is going to produce the greatest civil rights demonstration in the history of the world.

Election Day Musings

Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Earl Pomerantz

If the Democrats have a monopoly on the presidency and Congress, they'll be evaluated in 2010. That would be valid if, when the Republicans left office, they took their mistakes with them.

America Elects 'A Rock Star'

David A. Andelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Andelman

The all but unanimous conclusion from my time taking calls from folks on Radio France was a simple one: "Barack Obama is 'le rock star.'"

So Far in 40 Years

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

When my mother got married, my grandfather said he'd shoot my dad with a shotgun (an inauspicious but common beginning for an interracial marriage).

Final Electoral Math -- My Election Picks

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

About the Cartoonist | Reprint Policy Because it's Election Day, I'm not going to give a detailed analysis of the past week's polls, as I normally d...

Neither Bombs, Rev. Wright or the Gloom of Night

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phillip Martin

In the U.S., the possibility of an African American president does not presuppose the end to color prejudice any more than the election of Mandela meant an end to inequalities in South Africa.

Montana's Three Big-Sky Electoral Votes In the Air

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

There's a fierce battle underway in the red state of Montana with its sparse population, big sky prairies and snow-capped mountains. The 'Treasure Sta...

Election Results Liveblog

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

Gov. Ed Rendell seemed very confident a few minutes ago that Obama will score big in the Philadelphia suburbs, making it next to impossible for McCain to take the state.

In Paris, Obama May Be The Only Antidote to W-Induced Shame

Jessica Roy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Roy

One of the first things French people ask me after I tell them I am American is if I am voting for Obama. One guy actually tried to buy the Obama shirt I picked up at the DNC right off my back.

It's A New Day

Jeff Chang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Chang

Throughout the north side of Pittsburgh, one of the city's three major Black districts, they lined up before dawn, hundreds deep in the 47-degree weather as if they were waiting for history to be made.

Truth or Fiction: Voting by Memoir

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Henry Sterry

McCain didn't even write his memoir. And the book reads like it was written by the captain of the football team who had the smart kid do it for him.

Hooray for Pennsylvania

Chris Durang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Durang

You know what, I'm shell shocked. I can't feel glad yet, that's a quirk of mine, it's hard for me to celebrate.

Obama Wins: Why All Americans Have a Reason to Celebrate

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Here is a collection of my posts and videos from this historic week: Obama Wins: Why All Americans Have a Reason to Celebrate Watch: Election Night Reactions: Arianna Talks With Norman Lear, Laurie David, Marty Kaplan And Madelaine Lear Tuesday's Second Biggest Winner: Democracy The Winners and Losers of Campaign '08 Watch: Arianna on BBC Newsnight Discussing Obama's Win I'm Ready to Declare a Winner in the 2008 Race: the Internet