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Election '08: Virginia, the Wild Blue Yondernew

Obama was a shoe-in to win the whole thing -- but Virginia?
C-Ville Weekly  |  Dan Catalano  |  11-12-2008  |  Commentary

War is Heck in the Battleground State of Coloradonew

All day Tuesday, polling places across town reported that the voting process was going smoothly. But there were still plenty of bumps in the road -- and Mimi Kaupe hit one of them.
Westword  |  Patricia Calhoun and Lisa Rab  |  11-10-2008  |  Politics

Obama's Florida Gamble Pays Offnew

McCain was too late. The new prez spent heavily in Florida and eked out victory here.
Miami New Times  |  Tristam Korten  |  11-10-2008  |  Politics

Election '08: OK, So Now What?new

This word, change, which we've fussed about and assumed to know its meaning, is still enigmatic. What kind of change are we talking about? What form will it take? Will it last? How receptive is our politics to change?
Las Vegas Weekly  |  T.R. Witcher  |  11-10-2008  |  Commentary

New Mexico Companies Bid Farewell to Election Dollarsnew

For the last two years, voters have been bombarded with the sights and sounds of the 2008 election, and the companies responsible for all the election collateral have been enjoying the influx of cash. But what happens for local businesses now that the campaign cash cow has been milked dry?
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Mark Sanders  |  11-06-2008  |  Politics

My Life in the McCain Campaignnew

If the maverick loses Missouri, maybe it's because his volunteers didn't work hard enough.
The Pitch  |  Peter Rugg  |  11-04-2008  |  Politics

Can the Obama Campaign Win Springfield and Rural Missouri?new

The Greene County Democratic Central Committee, which has headquarters in Springfield year-round, estimates that about a quarter of the county's voters are independent, so the Obama campaign has invested a great deal of energy here. Swing-state Missouri matters: The winner in Missouri has also won the general election in every contest but one since 1904.
The Pitch  |  Nadia Pflaum  |  11-04-2008  |  Politics

Presidential Election Could Spur Voter Fraud in Miami-Dade Countynew

If you believe Nilo Juri, the eye of Hurricane Ballot Cheat, it could get ugly.
Miami New Times  |  Francisco Alvarado  |  11-03-2008  |  Politics

The Battle for the Mid-Atlantic: Lowlights from Obama v. McCainnew

Reports from both campaigns in Maryland and Virginia.
Washington City Paper  |  Franklin Schneider and Justin Moyer  |  10-31-2008  |  Politics

The Early Voting Frenzy in North Carolinanew

As we await perhaps the most exciting Election Day of our lives on Tuesday, we ... hold on, with early voting, it's already Election Day(s) in North Carolina.
INDY Week  |  Bob Geary  |  10-30-2008  |  Politics

Election '08: Will Virginia Go for Obama?new

With even Larry Sabato calling the state for Obama, who has been stumping the heck out of Virginia's Southwest, Commonwealth McCainiacs are reduced to hoping for a full "Bradley Effect" on November 4.
C-Ville Weekly  |  Dan Catalano  |  10-29-2008  |  Commentary

Hispanic Vote Seen as Critical in Wisconsinnew

Hispanics are a potential swing vote in the 2008 election -- in swing states like Wisconsin, a strong Hispanic turnout could prove decisive. And after the historic ties between Hispanics and the Democratic Party loosened earlier this decade, the pendulum seems to be swinging back.
Isthmus  |  Fran Zell  |  10-27-2008  |  Politics

My Great Schlep to Florida Was More Surreal than Politicalnew

My Granny has decided on Obama without my help. She admits she was wary of Obama because she heard he was Muslim, but her friends convinced her he's Christian. Her friends also told her John McCain is just like George Bush, and when the stock market crashed, that decided things for her.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Becca Trabin  |  10-27-2008  |  Commentary

Will the Election Be Fair in Wisconsin?new

Wisconsin voters are expected to turn out in unprecedented numbers for the Nov. 4 election. And that has created some concern about the integrity of such a high-stakes election in a state that has had razor-thin winning margins in recent presidential elections.
Shepherd Express  |  Lisa Kaiser  |  10-24-2008  |  Politics

McCain's Outrageous Robocalls Reveal His Desperationnew

With a blast of inflammatory recorded phone messages linking Obama with William Ayers that was broadcast in Wisconsin and other swing states, McCain takes the low road.
Shepherd Express  |  Lisa Kaiser  |  10-24-2008  |  Commentary

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