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Voter Turnout

New Report on the Latino Vote Should Be Bedside Reading for Any Politician

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Janet Murguía

In nearly 20% of U.S. House districts, Latinos make up more than 25% of the voters. We are a growing a force throughout the country that every politician must respect if they are to win office.

Primary Turnout So Low, May Have Set A Modern Record

New York Times | SAM ROBERTS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Though official records are incomplete, it appears that the turnout in Tuesday's Democratic primary was the lowest in modern New York City history. D...

How Tim Geithner Can Guarantee a 43% Return on Your Money This Year

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Keith Thomson

I asked one of America's foremost horse racing handicappers to take time out from the grandstand and bet on political outcomes. What's his line on Geithner?

Identity Crisis: Voter Suppression Legislation Hits Texas

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

Voter fraud in Texas is not any sort of epidemic. The voter-ID bill is designed to deter thousands of indigent, disabled and elderly voters, who might not have a form of photo identification, from voting.

Small And Apart

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yoani Sanchez

Last week we were talking about ants, people and the small traditions that sustain us day to day. Well, a few meters from my house I found this bil...

The Disenfranchisement of My Daughter

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Because of the decisive margin of Obama's victory, little attention has been paid to the widespread voter suppression which took place across the country this election.

Slaying Apathy with Ineptitude

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig and Marc Kielburger

It can be argued that through his ineptitude, Bush has shaken the electorate out of their apathetic daze, and in doing so, strengthened democracy in the United States.

Tuesday's Second Biggest Winner: Democracy

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

We are witnessing a tremendous ideological shift among young voters -- one that could reshape our politics for decades to come.

Bob Novak Just Doesn't Get It

Brian Normoyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

The President-Elect flipped eight Bush states to the blue column and managed to get two states to elect a Democrat for President for the first time in nearly half a century.

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."

2008 Voter Turout The Best In Generations, Perhaps Centuries

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Americans voted in unprecedented numbers in Tuesday's election, topping the record set in the 2004 presidential race by several mil...

Obama: From "Shouldn't" to "Did"

Rupert Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rupert Russell

It is time to throw out the old playbook for one simple reason. It was wrong. Obama wasn't your average Democratic candidate, but then again, America isn't your average country, either.

Yes We Did! But There Is a Lot More to Do

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

Obama has not hit a home run; he has merely earned the right to step into the batter's box.

Voting Day in Philly: Historic and Proud

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
SaraKay Smullens

Without exception the people we took to the polls carried the elegance of the history they knew they were making.

Voter Turnout: Hours Extended At One NC Polling Place

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: Earlier today, voters encountered lines at some Triangle precincts, but the waits abated by the afternoon. Earl...

Is The Election About to be Stolen in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Elsewhere?

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

It would be a travesty if Obama won the national popular vote by a large margin, but lost the Electoral College narrowly because of electronic-voting manipulation in two or three states.

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 ...

The United World of Obama: The Future is Now

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirin Sadeghi

Tonight, the American people didn't just unite their states, they united the world: a world that in 7 short years had seen the nadir of hate, had witnessed the horror of inhumanity.

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...

From MLK to Obama: Birmingham Civil Rights Organizers (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the eve of the 2008 presidential election people in Birmingham are celebrating the historic presidential campaign of Senator Barack Obama. For many...

Extended Voting Mitigates the Weather and Delivers Democrats

Phil Trounstine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Trounstine

The weather really matters, by preventing lower-income people and minorities who depend on public transportation from making it to the polls. Weather can significantly determine who votes on election day.

Obama's Support in Suburban Texas May Help Down-Ballot Dems

Natasha Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Natasha Chen

One of the most Republican areas in Texas may have as much as 45 percent support for Barack Obama today. Electing Obama in Williamson County is a big ...

Sam Stein

Urban, Diverse Areas Not Given Enough Voting Machines

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TMZ, of all sites, has an interesting story up about a political saboteur telling Democrats in Deerfield Beach, Florida that they are supposed to vote...

Sam Stein

Voters Around The Country: Long Lines, Historic Crowds

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. Voters are sending in incredible stories from t...

Voter Turnout: The Craziest Election Day Stories (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With record numbers expected to head to the polls all across America today, crazy moments are bound to ensue. Check out some of the best stories so fa...