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Presidential Election Momentum... The Winner May Be National Popular Vote

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Richie

There's a special way this election may be part of history: 2008 promises to be the very last election held under the current Electoral College system.

Chicagoans Studs Terkel and Barack Obama (and the Election of 2008)

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

John Steinbeck's widow asked Studs Terkel to write an introduction to the 50th anniversary edition of The Grapes of Wrath. And while he was working o...

Federalized Democracy: How We Elect the President -- and a Prediction

William E. Jackson Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William E. Jackson Jr.

In modern times -- with one exception -- it has been the case that the electoral vote total exaggerates the margin of victory in the popular vote.

Arab Americans Have Substantial Presence in Tuesday's Elections

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Hanania

When Americans across the country flock to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4, Arab Americans will be standing with them side-by-side in line to vote.

American Voters Abroad: No Double Taxation Without Real Representation

Gail McGowan Mellor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gail McGowan Mellor

Expats have a high chance of not getting to fully participate in this election. One million absentee ballots were requested in the 2006 midterm election but only a third of those votes were counted.

12 Ways to Safeguard Your Vote

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Are you worried that we will wake up November 5th to find that, once again, election results in key races are in question? Here's what you can do.

New Yorkers Count Too

Hanna Ingber Win | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hanna Ingber Win

I was so close to not voting. I live in New York, it doesn't really matter anyway. But then the guilt built up inside of me. What would I say when my grandchildren asked about this historic election?

Will the Youth Vote Turn Out for Obama?

Mona Gable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mona Gable

As someone who has voted in every presidential election since 1972, and frequently for the losing candidate, I was aghast that my 18-year-old son had decided not to vote.

Hour by Hour Guide to Election Returns -- Part 4: 9:00 to 10:00

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Daniel Berrier of ElectoPundit also contributed to this Post. Part 4: 9:00 to 10:00 All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST). 9:00 PM: Polls c...

Millions of Ex-Offenders Did Their Time, But Still Can't Vote

Tara Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tara Graham

America has a long history of depriving entire groups of people the right to vote. Before the Civil Rights Act, black citizens were ridiculed, threate...

Early Voting Flood in Swing States Predicts Obama Tsunami

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

Banking base voters early is now allowing the Obama campaign to focus its energy in the home stretch on independent and undecided voters.

Hour by Hour Guide to Election Returns -- Part 2: 6:00 to 8:00

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

Daniel Berrier of ElectoPundit also contributed to this Post. Part 2: 6:00 to 8:00 All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST). ...

Attorney General To Monitor Election

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says 166 teams of investigators throughout the state will be monitoring the general election. Madigan says it...

Voting Problems May Arise As Voters Swamp Untested System Tuesday

NY Times | IAN URBINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Millions of voters will encounter an unfamiliar low-tech landscape at the polls on Tuesday. About half of all voters will vote in a way that is differ...

Could Voting Meltdown Happen Again?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In 2000, the presidential election was marred by hanging chads in Florida. Four years later, it was malfunctioning machines in Ohio. With record numbe...

The Inspiration of Barack: McReagan, 40 Years Later

Qasim Basir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Qasim Basir

While we approach the beginning of what many consider to be the reconstruction of this great country, do not think for a second that the journey is complete.

College Students: GOTV During Last Day of Early Voting and Election Day

Katie Naranjo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Naranjo

With young people supporting Senator Obama by a roughly 2 to 1 margin over Senator McCain, a lot of these polls are understating the views of the youth demographic.

Why I Am (Cautiously) Voting for Obama

Sunil Garg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sunil Garg

Over the past eight weeks, John McCain has not shown the interest or the temperament to deal with this crisis. On the other hand, Obama has shown discipline, open- mindedness and a desire to understand the complexity of this crisis.

I Am A Muslim And I Can Vote

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jamal Dajani

For those Muslims who still cling on the concept that they share the same social values with the Republicans and therefore ought to vote for John McCain, well they ought to get their heads examined.

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...

One Last Battle: Will Obama Be Able to Claim A Mandate?

Nancy L. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy L. Cohen

Markers have already been laid down to steal Obama's mandate.

Hope

August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
August J. Pollak

Let the healing begin. To see more of August J. Pollak's cartoon "Some Guy With a Website," check out the archive....

Driving Through History

Mike Barnicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Barnicle

Obama has managed to prod optimism out of millions who felt run down, run over or simply ignored by a politics that took many of their children to war and too much out of their paychecks.

Florida Voter Info Lost On Highway

Fox 13 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Election Day isn't even here yet, but we already have our first voting mystery. Thousands of pages of voter information were found lying along the sh...

Why I'm Still an Undecided Voter

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bryan Young

I live in a state where I might as well vote for Mickey Mouse for all the good it will do any candidate that even smells of progressive politics.