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Out of Line: Swing Voter

Mort Gerberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mort Gerberg

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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.

Voting Therapy and Al-Qaeda's Presidential Endorsement

Sumbul Ali-Karamali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sumbul Ali-Karamali

The first time I could finally vote, I spent twenty minutes in the voting booth, agonizing over every question, double-checking to make sure I turned in my first ballot exactly the way I wanted it.

The Real Winners of the Election

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Miles J. Zaremski

Now that Senator Obama is President-Elect Obama, the pundits and pollsters have all been having a field day with their commentary and analysis of...

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...

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).

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...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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...

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...

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.