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Election Day Inspiration from a Woman on the Brink

Karen Talavera | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Talavera

Like the US economy, one bandage of a bailout won't stop the bleeding. Unlike the US economy, the middle class need a lot less help and are, arguably, a much worthier cause.

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.

So Far in 40 Years

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

When my mother got married, my grandfather said he'd shoot my dad with a shotgun (an inauspicious but common beginning for an interracial marriage).

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...

Election Day Liveblog

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I am sitting with a number of the biggest players in American politics and they are gasping for air. This is a big night. Change, but it will come with crisis.

My Letter to Barack Obama

George Stevens, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
George Stevens, Jr.

I wrote to Barack several days later. Here's the letter. Looking back, it seems as if today was somehow written in America's destiny.

Minnesota Voting Booms Thanks To Tight Senate Race

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS - Some Minnesota voters saw long lines Tuesday morning and waits of about an hour as they participated in an election that's expected to s...

What Happens If Obama Wins Tonight?

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Brian Ross

Barack Obama has transformed American politics, and campaign finance. Now the question is, if he wins tonight, can he change government and live up to the expectations of millions of people?

Reflections on Voting -- 11/4/08

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia G. Yerman

I kept thinking, "I wish my Mother could be here." I thought about Barack Obama's grandmother... and Paul Newman, too.

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...

Election Day Liveblogs, Reaction and Analysis from HuffPost Bloggers -- Page 2

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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The First President Who is Black

Paul Finkelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Finkelman

In the end Obama is not America`s first black president -- he is America`s first president who happens to be black. The difference is huge.

The Anticlimactic Election?

Josh Brusin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Josh Brusin

Voting is a personal act that has no resonance without the support of others. It is, in no small way, hope itself.

Turnout "Hurricane" In St. Louis, Missouri

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

USA Today reports: "It's unbelievable," Robert Ware, a monitor with the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners, says about turnout in his area. "...

Out of Line: Exit Poll

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Gerberg

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GOP Ballot Segregation Effort Fails

Daily Herald | Russell Lissau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois Republican Party's legal attempt to stop thousands of Lake County ballots from being counted on Election Day essentially ended Monday whe...

Yes. We. Did.

Steven Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

As Obama has campaigned, so shall he govern. And as he won, so have we won. We must preserve, protect and defend the nation we have won back.

Tim Robbins' Polling Place Nightmare: He's Turned Away! (VIDEO)

TMZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Politically active actor Tim Robbins almost didn't get to vote in New York. TMZ reports Robbins was turned away at his polling place. There was some...

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...

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.

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...

Palm Beach Ballot Confusion (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The center of voting controversy in 2000, Palm Beach, Florida is back in the news with their 2008 confusing ballot. As Kerry Sanders demonstrated on M...

How Stylish People Plan To Party On Election Night

Refinery29 Pipeline | Christene Barberich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

You've donated, you've canvassed, you've taken train rides to swing states. You've even cold-called on Sunday mornings in exchange for free Bloody Mar...

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.

Signs on Election Day (PHOTO SLIDESHOW)

Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Shapiro

The signs of November 4th depict support for some candidates, disdain for others, voting poll instructions and last minute pleas. They're on lawns, c...