Wisconsin Sen. Alberta Darling, a Republican and co-chair for Mitt Romney’s campaign in the Badger State, told a Milwaukee-based ABC affiliate that a voter ID law would have made a difference in the final statewide vote tally.
“Absolutely, I think so,” Darling said. “I know people will go, ‘We don’t have fraud and abuse in our elections.’ But why, why can’t we have voter ID when the majority of our people in Wisconsin wanted it, we passed it, the governor signed it?” read more
On the 10-year anniversary of being elected the nation’s first female minority leader in the House of Representatives, California Democrat Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday said she would like to remain on as the top Democrat in the House.
Pelosi, flanked by the women of the Democratic Caucus, dedicated her speech almost entirely to women and paid homage to the female resurgence taking place in Congress after an election season of sustained focus on women's issues. read more
It was a beautiful day today at the White House, where U2 frontman Bono met with Vice President Biden. Biden's office tweeted that the two discussed global development, AIDS, and efforts to fight poverty. This isn't the first time the humanitarian singer has visited 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, with visits both under the Obama administration and while former. Pres. George W. Bush held office.
But Obama's campaign manager Jim Messina also visited the White House today, and White House spokesman Jay Carney joked that Messina and Bono were actually meeting to form a new band. read more
The numbers from Florida are finally in, but the delay highlights the state’s flawed electoral process. Rev. Al Sharpton looks at what went wrong, and why much of that blame falls on Gov. Rick Scott. watch
Republicans are still trying to shake the post-election blues by figuring out who to blame. Karl Rove, pollsters, Rush Limbaugh, and Romney himself are all targets. How will the GOP move forward? Dana Milbank of the Washington Post and Victoria... watch
In a behind-the-scenes video from the Obama campaign, the president borrows Beyonce’s “Single Ladies” dance moves in celebration of the engagement of two staff members. Rev. Al Sharpton explains. watch
After losing in last week’s election, some Republicans are starting change their tune on tax reform. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Cynthia Tucker, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, debate if Republicans are feeling the pressure on raising taxes on... watch
You sit by the phone, waiting. But the guy -- you liked him so much! You had such high hopes for the relationship! -- never calls.
Poor Mitt Romney. Losing hurts. There's the big loss-- you are never ever getting to be president-- and a lot of little slaps to your dignity, besides. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie told reporters he gave his congratulations to President Obama over the phone, but only sent Romney a condolence email. The man Romney chose to give the keynote address at the RNC didn’t pick up the phone. read more
Mitt Romney really wanted to be president, investing years of his life on the campaign trail. But given the amount of money that Karl Rove spent to defeat President Obama, it's possible Rove wanted the White House even more.
That's one explanation, at least, for the difficulty Rove is obviously having in accepting Tuesday night's results. After all, his spending groups, American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, dropped about $300 million dollars on the 2012 election. It wasn't Rove's own money, but cash he'd raised from some very wealthy--and now very angry--GOP backers. read more
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It's day two following President Obama's 2012 re-election, but one state, Florida, is still counting ballots. Infamous for voting issues since the 2000 recount, the Sunshine State has once again landed in the post-election headlines, although this time it won't impact who takes the chair in the Oval Office. read more
The right-wing worked hard to suppress the vote in Tuesday's election, with an effort that began months ago, when conservatives took control of many state houses. Ultimately, thanks in part to the courts, and in part to the determination of voters, America proved that voting rights cannot be stolen.
Pennsylvania's House Majority Leader Mike Turzai infamously said this year, “Voter ID, which is going to allow Gov. Romney to win the state of Pennsylvania: done.” read more
A Pennsylvania electronic voting machine was taken out of service after being captured on video changing a vote for President Obama into one for Mitt Romney, NBC News has confirmed. Republicans have also said machines have turned Romney votes into Obama ones.
The video was first posted on Youtube by user "centralpavoter." It shows a voter's finger repeatedly pressing the button for Obama, but a check mark coming up next to Romney's name:
NBC News confirmed that the machine has been taken off line.
Underneath the video, the user gave an account of what happened: read more
Voting rights advocates in Ohio say they're seeing a high number of provisional ballots being used—something that could boost the chances of a drawn out fight over the count in the election's most pivotal state.
"We're hearing this from multiple precincts, multiple suburbs," Chris Link of the ACLU of Ohio told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. "It's not just one."
Link added that provisional ballot use seemed to be especially high in the Democratic stronghold of Cuyahoga County. read more