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Outrageous GOP attacks on women could result in a repeat of the 1992 phenomenon, which saw an upsurge in women elected to Congress.

An important court decision stayed the GOP’s voter-suppression scheme in Pennsylvania. But that battle, and others like it across the nation, is only just beginning.

Turnout for a popular ballot measure that would fully legalize marijuana could determine whether Obama or Romney wins this important swing state.

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama

Women were not the only ones left out of the last presidential debate. Here's what the next moderator should ask.

Tagg Romney and Mitt Romney

How investors in Tagg’s firm Solamere Capital can cash in if his father wins.

Despite Romney’s claims, Obama poses little threat to the industry.

US Dollars

Instead of addressing the real problems, Obama and Romney are focusing on deficit reduction. 

Abandoned steel mill

In the depressed former steel towns of western Pennsylvania, disillusionment with all politicians is deep. The AFL-CIO's labor affiliate is trying to change that.

Both would rather talk about anything but Wall Street’s financing and control of both parties.

Whatever disappointments progressives have with Obama's first term, we have a profound interest in the popular rejection of the Romney/Ryan ticket.

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Spanish-speaking voters at several polling places in North Philly have been left without interpreters.

November 6, 2012

Forty-six people in Miami-Dade County have had their votes challenged.

November 6, 2012

Our overblown state of election coverage is shrinking our democracy. 

November 6, 2012

Republican poll-watchers are exacerbating long lines in the battleground state, by demanding extra forms of ID from voters. 

November 6, 2012

Major reports of election day problems with voting due to Hurricane Sandy, photo ID in Pennsylvania and broken voting machines in Ohio.

November 6, 2012

The view from Obama campaign HQ, plus wrap-ups from Senate races, ballot initiative results, and more!

November 6, 2012

Voters in key swing states won’t learn their ballots are challenged until they show up to their polling station.

November 6, 2012

Romney's attempt to woo Latino voters failed—they overwhelmingly support Obama, and even more strongly in recent weeks.

November 6, 2012

See the election as conservatives see it.

November 6, 2012

Around the country, rumors are popping up that straight-ticket ballots won't be counted. Unless you're voting in North Carolina, those rumors are false.

November 6, 2012