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Electoral Votes

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The Sixth Principle

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

The president-elect represents a new, post-Clinton, beyond centrism, post-racial, new politics, internet-driven phenomenon. The nation is fed up with neoconservative imperialists, radical fundamentalists, and failed supply-siders.

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 ...

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.

Now Twitching with Every Twitch in the Polls

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

You're the ones who can't get this election out of your heads. You're the ones who, in this final push to November 4, have the TV and the radio on nonstop.

Electoral Math -- Obama Has Closed The Deal

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome to the penultimate Electoral Math column. OK, I admit, I just like correctly using the word "penultimate." Plus, it's fun to say! Try it! If...

Needed for This Election: A Great Rejection

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

People's votes are entirely their own, to do with as they see fit. But the right to do something is distinct from the wisdom of doing it.

Electoral Math -- Obama Holds His Lead

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

More and more, it is looking like Virginia will be the state that decides Election Night in Obama's favor. Sure, it could be Florida or Ohio, but my guess is that the vote-counting is going to take a while in both of them,

Electoral Math -- Obama Lead Insurmountable?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's going to be all but impossible to continue the "we're in a dead heat" nonsense if Barack Obama decisively wins Florida and Virginia when the East Coast returns come in.

Electoral Math -- Obama Landslide?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I have to admit, that's a pretty provocative title. And enumerating the poultry before they emerge from the ova is always risky... as the saying goes.

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.

Electoral Math Looking Good For Obama

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Barack Obama has made some gains since last week, to put it mildly. While he hasn't wildly increased his Strong numbers, at least the trend is in the right direction.

Electoral Math Update -- Obama Bounces Back

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Today was a banner day for Obama in the national polls (especially the one that puts him up nine points, 52/43) -- but they are largely meaningless, since that is not how we elect our president.

Abolish the Electoral College: House Joint Resolution 36

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

The race is no longer about delegates, party rules, or even the popular vote, it's now about electoral votes. And because the race is close, once again a major Constitutional flaw is exposed--the Electoral College.

Electoral Math Checkup -- Obama's Low Point?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The national trend for Obama may have turned around in his favor in just the last couple of days. So even though things look grim here, Obama is already starting to bounce back.

Embed Our Electoral Vote Map

Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Blumenthal

I'll have more details in tomorrow morning's update, but the most obvious news tonight is that our electoral vote count as displayed at the top of our...

Electoral Math -- Obama Sure Could Use A Bump

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama has slipped below the magic 270 number for the first time since he became the Democratic presumptive nominee, and McCain has just about caught up with him.

Electoral Math Charts Updated

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's time once again to take a look at the Electoral College math from state-level polling. Nationwide polls are not completely meaningless, but they are pretty irrelevant as that's not how we elect a president.