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Election Day 2012

I Don't Know What I Don't Know

Daniel Fein | Posted 02.10.2013 | College
Daniel Fein

I had a mission before the election because I knew that I was lost when it came to politics. The stories and information during political segments of the news seemed to go in one ear and out the other. I had a knowledge gap, a void that I wanted to catch in its tracks.

Republicans: A Time for Change

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Republicans should show they are willing to compromise for the good of the country. To do otherwise would garner blame for a Republican party that is already flat on its back from a staggering defeat on Election Day.

There's No Going Back!

Lorri L. Jean | Posted 01.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Lorri L. Jean

What a difference four years make! In the progress of social justice movements, it's rare to see change happen this quickly, but the tide of LGBT civil rights has turned. Tuesday's election is historic for everyone who supports our country's principles of freedom and justice.

Giant

Roger Doughty | Posted 01.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Roger Doughty

That's the word that keeps coming to mind. Giant results, and giant efforts that brought those results about. Countless people -- LGBT and allies -- made the calls, knocked on the doors and wrote the checks to bring us another step closer to that day when we are all truly equal and free.

Comfort Wines for Election Day 2012

Rolfe Hanson | Posted 01.06.2013 | Taste
Rolfe Hanson

Will Wednesday bring clarity to the nation, or will the final vote tally be delayed for weeks to come? For red wine drinkers, these times demand an unwavering glass. I've narrowed it to wines from three dependable producers.

Education In The Election: Key State Measures Up For Vote (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 11.06.2012 | Education

As voters cast their ballots today, those with an eye on education are keeping tabs on where states are leaning on the numerous education measures app...

HuffPost Editor's Election Day Debacle

Sasha Bronner | Posted 01.06.2013 | Los Angeles
Sasha Bronner

Today marks the third time I have been allowed to vote in a presidential election. After finally reaching the table where they hand you your ballot, everything stopped. My name was not on the register.

Wall Street Elites Assess Election 2012 Odds

Charles Gasparino | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Charles Gasparino

Romney might pull this out because the polling is so bad, Evangelicals will turn out in record numbers and Democratic enthusiasm will be really, really low. That might happen, but the odds are fairly significant it won't.

Youth Voter Turnout Is HUGE ... On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.06.2012 | College

If you logged in to Facebook today, you may have noticed a box at the top of the newsfeed asking whether you plan to vote. Facebook is tracking res...

Check Out The New Yorkers Who Wear Their Politics On Their Sleeves

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.06.2012 | Style

These colors don't run.

This Is What You Look Like On Election Day

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

If you're voting today, snap a picture of yourself and send it to us. We're going to be publishing Election Day selfies all day long. Yes, it's a c...

CEOs Urging Employees To Vote Romney: 'This Election Is Different'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business

Would you like your paycheck with a side of political opinion? That's what employees of real estate developer Legendary, Inc. got last week when th...

Is It OK To Instagram Your Ballot?

Posted 11.06.2012 | Chicago

Updated story There are plenty of laws on the books guiding voters on what they can and can't do at an Election Day polling place. This year, one o...

What Parents Tell Their Kids About Voting

Posted 11.06.2012 | Parents

Not all parents think it's a good idea to tell their kids who they are voting for, but chances are few would object to explaining why they're particip...

Vote Equality

Lynette Mae | Posted 01.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Lynette Mae

The gains made for equality are fragile, and we've seen what can happen when we allow those who stand against us to frame the message. The stakes for those of you with marriage equality on the ballot are high, and the implications for the rest of the country are huge.

Facebook Election Heat Map Shows When, Where 'Friends' Are Voting

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 11.06.2012 | Technology

The people at Facebook want you to vote. They also want to help you find a polling place and see which of your friends have already voted. And for ...

Bloomberg Helps Poll Worker Find His Name On Roster

| Posted 11.06.2012 | New York

By Nicole Bode, Jill Colvin UPPER EAST SIDE — If he wasn't the mayor, he might have been turned away at the polls. A flustered poll worker wor...

'I Trust the People'

Bob Liff | Posted 11.06.2012 | New York
Bob Liff

The answer is not to do away with the Electoral College, but to change, like what exists in Nebraska and Maine, where two Electoral College votes are awarded to the winner of the state's popular vote, and the rest allocated based on congressional districts.

Submit Your Election Day Photos!

Posted 11.06.2012 | Parents

Even for kids far below the voting age, it's been a long road to Election Day. Now that the time for casting ballots is finally here, many parents are...

How To Have A Peaceful Election Day: Advice from the HuffPost Religion Community

Posted 11.06.2012 | Religion

Living in a world of passionate, opinionated people can cause serious stress so we reached out to our community for their advice on staying spirituall...

The Most Expensive States For Gas On Election Day

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.06.2013 | Money

A few Election Day facts about gasoline as voters decide between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney for president: — The national average f...

Republican Congressional Candidate Turned Away From Polls

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

Republican congressional candidate David Rosa was turned away from the polls on Tuesday because a database said that he had already voted, according t...

They're Rich, They Love Romney And They're Here To Party!

Reuters | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business

* Some big-name Romney backers will be watching from Boston * Superstorm Sandy scuttled some election-night party plans ...

11 Apps To Waste Your Time While You Wait In Line To Vote

The Huffington Post | Jason Gilbert | Posted 11.06.2012 | Technology

It's Election Day, and once again lines to vote at polling stations across the country are incredibly, incredibly long, causing thousands of patriotic...

Even This Guy Is Having Trouble Voting Thanks To Sandy

Reuters | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business

* Confusion, long waits as storm-hit New Yorkers go to vote * New York, New Jersey move to help voters cast ballots ...