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Here's What It's Like To Lose An Election By 4 Votes

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 04.11.2016 | Politics

There are a few ways that a candidate for public office can brutally lose an election. You can be caught in a sex scandal -- physical or online -- for...

Illinois Governor's Race: Every Vote Should Be Counted, and Recounted, Perhaps

Lonna Saunders | Posted 01.07.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

With many ballots yet to be counted, Quinn trails by around 165,000 votes out of perhaps 4 million cast. That vote total, is an educated guess, by me, because no one really knows yet.

Republican Demands Recount In Top California Congressional Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.19.2014 | Politics

Republican Lesli Gooch’s campaign called for a recount Wednesday in California’s 31st District, which Democrats consider one of their best pick-up...

Dems Raise Concerns Over Cuccinelli's Role In Possible Recount

Richmond Times-Dispatch | Markus Schmidt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Democrat Mark Herring and Republican Mark Obenshain, locked in a razor-thin contest for attorney general, on Wednesday both named transition teams. T...

Recount Roulette

Barbara Simons | Posted 01.03.2013 | Politics
Barbara Simons

We risk an election meltdown worse than the Florida 2000 debacle when the presidential election came down to hanging chads and chaos. This time we are looking at another razor close result and perhaps another recount.

Michael Calderone

Did HBO's 'Game Change' Borrow From Palin Bio? | Michael Calderone | Posted 03.07.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- After concluding her debate with now-Vice President Joe Biden in the upcoming HBO movie "Game Change," Sarah Palin tells John McCain's cam...

GOP To Recount Controversial Maine Caucus Vote

The Portland Press Herald | John Richardson | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

AUGUSTA — The Maine Republican Party is recounting the results of its presidential caucuses and may add the votes to be cast in Washington County th...

Ron Paul Supporters Take On the Media

Jeff Norman | Posted 03.29.2012 | Comedy
Jeff Norman

As is their wont, devotees of presidential candidate Ron Paul made their presence known on January 15 at the Three Kings Day Parade in Miami, an annua...

Joe Miller's Missing E-mails Under Investigation

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alaska Dispatch News

U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller's former employer says it may pursue criminal charges over e-mails that went missing in the weeks leading up to his a...

Did Your Vote Count?

Mary Ann West | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Ann West

Think back to this past Election Day -- you went to the polls, checked in, received a ballot, voted and placed your ballot in the scanner -- bam: you'...

Recounts Loom For Tight Races

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The outcome of a handful of close Senate races might not be known on election night--or even soon after--which could leave control of the chamber uncl...

Illinois Primary Postmortem

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

A recount in the Illinois Republican gubernatorial primary could take weeks or even months, shattering party unity and undermining their best shot at the Governor's Mansion in more than a decade.

Kai Eide: UN Official Defends Afghanistan Election Despite Widespread Fraud

Los Angeles Times | Laura King | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Days before the outcome of Afghanistan's contentious presidential vote was expected to be announced, the head of the United Nations mission in the cou...

Afghan Election: Pressure Mounts For Karzai To Strike A Deal

The Observer | Declan Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Five US soldiers were among dozens killed in a wave of violence in Afghanistan as pressure grew on President Hamid Karzai last night to strike a power...

Leadership in Peril: Iranians Won't Wait Out Recount

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

Thanks to these demonstrations, Mousavi is now firmly coming into his own as the leader of the opposition, and unless Ayotollah Khamenei acts fast, Ahmadinejad won't be the only one who has to step aside.

Where the Minnesota Senate Race Stands

Senate Guru | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Senate Guru

The legal teams have made their closing arguments and the trial has concluded as the three-judge panel will now deliberate for, likely, a period of weeks to determine who won the 2008 U.S. Senate race in Minnesota.

On Eve of Trial, Franken Jokes with his Radio Base (Exclusive Video)

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake

US Senate Candidate Al Franken let loose and made jokes as his legal team prepared for Monday's election contest trial that could determine who is Minnesota's next US Senator.

Franken's Motion to Dismiss: 2:30 PM CST Today

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake

Al Franken says state law prevents a re-do of the recount; Norm Coleman says the opposite. Today at 2:30 CST, a three-panel judge will hear the first motion in the Senate race's election contest.

Coleman Should Concede to Victorious Senator Franken

Brian Normoyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

Coleman's earlier admonishments about healing quickly and sparing taxpayer dollars have given way to a stubborn refusal to be a man of his word.

Sam Stein

Franken Senate Victory Projected | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic challenger Al Franken finds himself on the cusp of winning a seat in the United States Senate after Minnesota's canvassing board awarded hi...

Sam Stein

Minnesota Election Could Be Decided Friday | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Minnesota Senate recount election will make a giant step towards a conclusion on Friday, when the state's canvassing board meets to determine the ...

Friday Talking Points [57] -- End Of Prohibition 75th Anniversary Edition

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Brian Williams, NBC's talking head extraordinaire, is probably a decent guy, a guy with whom you could sit down and have a beer. [More on the alcohol...

Sam Stein

Franken Scores: More Ballots Found In Democratic Stronghold | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Days after it was reported that 133 ballots were missing in the Minneapolis portion of the Minnesota Senate recount, local officials in the city said ...

Franken Loses Ruling, But Some Rejected Ballots May Count Anyhow

The Uptake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Uptake

The Minnesota's State Canvassing Board ruling left open the door for local election officials to sort through rejected absentee ballots and determine if any were improperly rejected.

Al Franken -- or Lizard People? You Decide!

Joshuah Bearman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshuah Bearman

A vote for Al Franken is a vote for the lizard people!