Politics

5:37pm

Mon November 5, 2012
It's All Politics

Legal Battle Surrounds Florida Early Voting Dispute

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 5:49 pm

Floridians stand in line during the last day of early voting in Miami on Saturday. A judge extended early-voting hours in one Florida county Sunday after Democrats sued to allow more time.
Alan Diaz AP

Early voting ended in Florida on Saturday. But on Sunday, some county elections officials opened their offices to allow people to vote using absentee ballots.

In Miami-Dade County, elections officials opened the office for over-the-counter absentee voting, but then inexplicably shut down. A couple of hundred waiting voters began chanting and pounding on the doors. An hour later, the office reopened.

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5:37pm

Mon November 5, 2012
House & Senate Races

Republican Grab For Senate Seats May Not Come Easy

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 5:49 pm

Melissa Block talks with senior Washington editor Ron Elving about the Senate races to watch on Tuesday.

5:37pm

Mon November 5, 2012
Presidential Race

Romney, Obama Make Final Pitches In Swing States

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 5:49 pm

The two presidential candidates made their final campaign stops ahead of Tuesday's election. Melissa Block talks with Ari Shapiro, who traveled with Mitt Romney, and Scott Horsley, who traveled with President Obama, about their final pitch to voters.

5:37pm

Mon November 5, 2012
Presidential Race

Final Election Pew Poll Shows Obama Narrowly Ahead

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 5:49 pm

Over the past few weeks, we've been checking in regularly with pollster Andrew Kohut, president of Pew Research Center. On the eve of Election Day, he talks to Robert Siegel about the difficulties of polling during this campaign and the center's final poll, in which President Obama regained the lead.

5:37pm

Mon November 5, 2012
Election 2012

Electronic Voting More Secure, But Concerns Remain

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 5:49 pm

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

I'm Melissa Block. And it's time for All Tech Considered.

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4:48pm

Mon November 5, 2012
The Salt

Cookies, Wax And The Vote: Kids Choose The Next President

Originally published on Wed November 7, 2012 4:14 pm

Noah Hope, 10, shows off his I Voted sticker during the children's mock Election Day at Madame Tussaud Wax Museum in Washington D.C.
Karen Castillo FarfÑn NPR

Election Day is Tuesday, and it's easy to forget about those who don't have a vote β€” children. But it can be a fun experience if parents take the time to include the kids, and maybe bribe them with a little sugar.

Over the weekend, the Madame Tussaud Wax Museum in Washington D.C, did just that. Kids got to make patriotic sugar cookies, personally meet all the American presidents' wax figures and vote for the next president of the United States.

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3:09pm

Mon November 5, 2012
It's All Politics

What Else Could $6 Billion Buy?

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 3:39 pm

The Italian-built Lamborghini Aventador costs nearly $400,000. The money spent on election 2012 β€” for TV ads and other things β€” could theoretically get you more than 15,000 of these V12 cars. But that's a lot more than have been built.
Adek Berry AFP/Getty Images

The cost of the 2012 election will top a record $6 billion, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. If you find it difficult to visualize that figure, here are a few other ways to think about what $6 billion could buy:

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1:19pm

Mon November 5, 2012
The Two-Way

Election Guides? We've Got 'Em

In Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday, folks lined up to cast early ballots.
Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images

As Eyder said earlier, "it's almost over."

The campaign, that is.

But if you haven't had enough of it all yet, here's are three places to go if you're looking for tips on what to watch for and when to watch for it.

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1:10pm

Mon November 5, 2012
It's All Politics

On Election Eve, Obama And Romney Try Blazing A Path To 270

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 9:44 pm

A citizen votes on a paper ballot during the final day of early voting Monday in Lancaster, Ohio.
Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images

(Revised at 5:46 pm ET)

On the final day of the 2012 campaign for the White House, President Obama and Mitt Romney are making the last push for votes in states each believes critical to achieving the 270 Electoral College votes needed for victory.

Obama was scheduled to campaign in three swing states, while Romney had events planned in four. The only overlap was in Ohio, considered the linchpin of the election.

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1:08pm

Mon November 5, 2012
On Disabilities

Op-Ed: Stop Using 'Retard' As An Insult

Originally published on Mon November 5, 2012 2:11 pm

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