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Election 2012

voting rights

How the GOP’s War on Voting Backfired

The Republican voter suppression strategy wasn't so effective after all. Here's why.
Ari Berman


Nope. Just like the majority of Americans, they cast their vote for the candidate they trusted to fight rampant economic inequality and keep the recovery going.
Posted Nov 8 2012 - 7:12pm
Republicans fail to recognize that it was their policies—not people’s “perceptions”—that lost them women and minority voters. 
Posted Nov 8 2012 - 5:27pm
The results are unambiguous: voters want more government investment and higher taxes on the wealthy. 
Posted Nov 9 2012 - 1:22pm


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Barack Obama

We won, but at what cost? Fool me once, shame on Obama, but fool me twice and I’m the one responsible.

Barack Obama

The “rising American electorate” carried Obama and a strong slate of Democrats to victory.

Young voter

Without the youth vote, Obama woud have lost Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Pennsylvania—and the election.

Allen Duncan, homeless and unemployed, sleeps on a sidewalk

In this election, the deepest division was over whether we are all in this together. 

Elizabeth Warren

Her clear-as-a-bell progressive convictions mobilized a massive grassroots base.