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Archive: Election 2008

Alaska Turnout, Results Raise Questions

Elections officials, party leaders and voters are wondering what happened in Alaska, where turnout numbers were surprisingly low and two lawmakers who have been the focus of FBI corruption investigations appear to have won re-election despite polling suggesting they would be ousted.

By Derek Kravitz | November 6, 2008; 03:16 PM ET | Comments (103)

Minnesota Senate Race Heading to Recount

Minnesota's incredibly close Senate race looks like it's headed for a recount, with the campaigns, lawyers and elections officials already gearing up for a long and bitter fight.

By Derek Kravitz | November 6, 2008; 06:00 AM ET | Comments (4)

What Does Stevens Do Now?

With signs pointing to Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens pulling out an improbable victory for a seventh term, the question now is what the convicted felon will do to quell calls for his resignation by his congressional colleagues.

By Derek Kravitz | November 5, 2008; 05:08 PM ET | Comments (2)

Scandals Don't Hamper Alaskans, But Oust Florida Lawmaker

A sex scandal, a felony corruption conviction and the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere" led to some razor thin congressional races on Capitol Hill.

By Derek Kravitz | November 5, 2008; 01:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

Record Turnout Causes Problems, But Fewer Than Thought

A ballot with the presidential canddiates at a polling station in the West Lawn neighborhood of Chicago, Ill. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News) Malfunctioning voting machines, long lines and registration errors hampered voting across the country, caused largely due to record-breaking turnout, but the problems were far fewer than originally feared,...

By Derek Kravitz | November 5, 2008; 08:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Reports of Deceptive Robocalls Hit Several States

While voting on the whole has gone fairly smoothly (despite some long lines and a few glitches), several parts of the country have been dealing with a flurry of last-minute reports of robocalls and robotexts meant to confuse voters. What exactly is a robocall? It's a pre-recorded campaign message that...

By Chris Matthews | November 4, 2008; 09:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

As Polls Begin to Close, Few Problems Reported

Reports of voting problems are slowly streaming in as roughly 100 million voters head to the polls.

By Derek Kravitz | November 4, 2008; 06:40 PM ET | Comments (8)

Long Wait at the Polls? Bring a Book.

With elections officials predicting long lines in many states, including across the Washington area, there's one piece of advice that seems to be universal: Bring a book.

By Derek Kravitz | November 3, 2008; 02:24 PM ET | Comments (1)

As Election Day Nears, Voting Questions Abound

The questions keep on coming in and experts say some of the answers might not be available until next Tuesday. Many of the questions voters are sending deal with long lines voter eligibility.

By Derek Kravitz | October 31, 2008; 05:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Calling All Voters!

There's been no shortage of stories recently warning of Election Day troubles. Lawyers for both campaigns are already swarming states like Florida, the scene of the 2000 hanging chad debacle, and as we noted in an earlier posting, Florida is among several places that could experience major problems Tuesday. With...

By Amanda Zamora | October 31, 2008; 01:10 PM ET | Comments (7)


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