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On the Ground 2008

Jason Linkins

FiveThirtyEight.Com: More Than Just Numbers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

From the beginning of the campaign, the people behind Barack Obama's bid for the presidency have been pretty adamant that one should expect big things...

Top 10 Most Overhyped of 2008

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Everyone is a sucker for the year-end lists. Beyond re-hashing highlights of hoopla, I propose revisiting the topics herein with hindsight, rather th...

Iowa: One Year Later

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

What's with the media coverage of Sarah Palin's grandkid, and is Palin the new Paris Hilton? Is that an improvement?

2007 -- The Year that Time Forgot

Matt Stewart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matt Stewart

It's only natural that after our most recent 12-month carnival, 2007 would seem relatively blah. Every now and then, history lays an egg. What happened in 1957? 1910? 1887-1897?

2008: What Will We Tell The Children?

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Judith Rich

Pull up a chair and settle in while I spin a yarn about 2008. The story actually begins 20 years into the future (visualize a clock advancing rapidly...

Sarah Palin: the All-in-One Reality TV Show

Monroe Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Monroe Price

Palin is one-person reiteration of everything from "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" (early round dismissal?) up through and including "Survivor."

Memo to Americans Spying for Another Country or Considering It

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keith Thomson

A recent Defense Department report cites cases of 173 Americans arrested between 1947 and 2007 for passing state secrets to al-Qaeda, China, Egypt, Cuba, Poland, Germany, Russia, North Korea, France, among others.

Bloggers: Get Thee to Congressional Staffs!

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

You twenty-somethings who are reading this, if you can't take your day job after being part of such a political earthquake like last week's election, go find your local Member of Congress and apply for a job.

Most Republican County in Indiana Delivers Obama Victory

Chuck Lasker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chuck Lasker

For the first time in 44 years, the state of Indiana voted for a Democrat for President. While we know about the massive coordinated Obama campaign vo...

Supposedly Safe GOP House Seat in CA Too Close To Call

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Despite voting with George W. Bush 94.4% of the time, this fall Calvert distributed mailers without a single mention that he belonged to the Republican party, proclaiming himself "An Independent."

FL Already a Hotbed of Voting Problems

Shawna Vercher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shawna Vercher

A quick glance at what is currently being reported from across the state: Tampa, FL - Special "Emergency" Ballot Box Created On the Spot All ballots ...

Virginia Vet Sees Obama Supporters Thronging the Polls

Peter J. Ognibene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter J. Ognibene

At seven-thirty this morning I went to the polls two blocks from my house. I had voted two weeks before, but I wanted to observe the activity in my s...

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...

Seth Colter Walls

Virginia Voting: Broken Machines, No Paper Ballots

HuffingtonPost.com | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the Math and Science Center in Richmond, Virginia, an early breakdown of electronic voting machines led to a three-and-a-half hour wait to vote on ...

Jason Linkins

In Washington, DC: Voting For 'Obama And Our Mommas'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We want your stories! What was your voting experience like? What interactions have you had with the campaigns? Are you volunteering for a candidate? H...

Sam Stein

Obama Voters Moved By Historic Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Overshadowed, occasionally, by all the talk of voter lines, machine malfunctions, election projections and electorate anxiety is the truly historic na...

Virginia Voter Drives All Night To Get To Polls

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A reader emails: My voting day started three weeks ago when I applied for an absentee ballot. The absentee ballot never came. After several convers...

Seth Colter Walls

GOP Officials Trying To Disqualify Iowa Student Ballots

HuffingtonPost.com | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Iowa GOP appears to be distancing itself from a Monday effort to challenge thousands of student ballots at Grinnell College. Spokesman Nathan Tre...

Seth Colter Walls

No Shenanigans Expected In Florida, DNC Adviser Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now that the Florida GOP has assured a county circuit judge the party will not mount a mass challenge of voters on election day, DNC adviser Jamal Sim...

Sam Stein

Obama Backers Confront The Elements, The Fringe, The Sign Thieves

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Send us your Election Day stories here. Read letters from HuffPost readers at our On The Ground page. Here are two of the more colorful emails from O...

Over 1,000 Students Lined Up To Vote At Penn State (VIDEO)

Video The Vote | Bill Shiebler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At 7 am on Election Day, there was already a line of almost 1000 students to vote at Penn State University, PA. Watch: Read more on the ground Elec...

Devotion, Suspicion and Excitement in Louisville

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gail McGowan Mellor

In the heavily African American area of well-kept middle class houses next to Shawnee Park, in Louisville, Kentucky, people across from the polls at ...

Seth Colter Walls

Reports Of False Text Messages Crop Up In Several States

HuffingtonPost.com | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***SEE UPDATE BELOW*** This could be a cheap (if elaborate) hoax, but bloggers in multiple states are posting cell phone photos of text messages urgi...

So Far, Light Traffic at Polling Places in New Hanover County, N.C.

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Yuna Shin

Wilmington, N.C. -- My colleague's first words to me this morning were, "Boy, this was the best election experience ever thanks to early voting! It t...

Every Morning Voting in Rural VA

Adrienne Birecree | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Adrienne Birecree

My husband and I got up at 5am this morning so we would be at our polling place before it opened at 6am. We definitely knew where we were going. If w...