Monday, November 5, 2012
In toss-up Florida, voter confusion arises -- again. Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy's damage may be a factor. Share your thoughts.
Election Day in America is just one day away. President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney know it, too, as they prepared to visit several states Monday (November 5). The race is still labeled as too close too call, with one leading electoral vote map saying as many as 89 electoral votes are in the toss-up category. In New York and New Jersey, ravaged last week by Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy, officials were scrambling with last-minute measures to hold the election. And in Florida, a crucial swing state, there were reports of confusion at voting sites -- shades of the 2000 election. Here's a look at online news accounts of some leading last-minute developments. -- How do you think Election Day will shake out? Have you voted? Tell us in the …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Three leading online vote-counters show a close race between Obama and Romney.
With all three presidential debates over and Election Day 2012 just four days away, the presidential electoral vote situation is still up in the air. Two leading vote-tracking maps -- by USA TODAY and The Washington Post -- report that neither President Obama nor GOP nominee Mitt Romney can claim the 270 electoral votes necessary to win the election -- based on so-called committed states. -- How do you think the election will shake out? Will it be deadlocked like in 2000? Tell us in the comments below. A vote tracking map by the Huffington Post gives Obama 277 electoral votes -- down from more than 300 in a posting in September, before the debates. A candidate needs at least 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. If a candidate …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Want to check on electoral votes? Campaign ad spending? We've got help.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Election Day 2012 -- November 6 -- is near, and another presidential debate will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16. So going beyond the rhetoric of President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney, there are several Internet resources that you can use to follow the essential data. For instance, take electoral votes -- the votes that really matter. In the 2000 election, Al Gore got more popular votes than George W. Bush. But Bush won because he earned Florida's electoral votes. So check here for projected electoral votes; a candidate needs 271 electoral votes to win the election. Also, for such resources as political ad spending and a candidate "match game" quiz, click here. -- How do you plan to vote for president? Tell us in the comments below.