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Election Day 2008

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...

2.5 Million In North Carolina Have Voted Early

The Charlotte Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More than 2.5 million N.C. voters cast their ballots early this year, more than doubling the previous record of 1.1 million, set in 2004. That's an a...

McCain Victory: Fat Chance

Tom McNichol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom McNichol

The margin of Barack Obama's electoral victory caught some pundits by surprise. But Obama's win was ensured when McCain failed to connect with voters ...

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.