Election 2012

2:55pm

Mon December 17, 2012
Politics

Colorado’s Electoral College Casts Final Presidential Votes

Secretary of State Scott Gessler, right, and Gov. John Hickenlooper, center, watch as Laurence Steele, a Democratic Elector from CD 6, signs a copy of the “Certificate of Ascertainment” during a ceremony at the State Capitol on Dec 17
Ernest Luning Colorado Statesman

Members of the Electoral College gathered at state capitols around the country and in Colorado on Monday to cast the final votes of the 2012 Presidential Election.

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1:44am

Mon December 10, 2012
Politics

How Obama's 2nd Inauguration Will Differ From 1st

Originally published on Mon December 10, 2012 5:37 am

Construction is under way on the viewing stand in front of the U.S. Capitol for President Obama's Inauguration Day ceremonies on Jan. 21.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Details are starting to come out about President Obama's second inauguration next month. The co-chairmen include some leaders of the Democratic Party and the business world as well as actress Eva Longoria. A record crowd came to the nation's capital in 2009 to witness the country's first black president take the oath of office, but this event is expected to be less flashy.

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1:53am

Sun December 9, 2012
It's All Politics

Add This Group To Obama's Winning Coalition: 'Religiously Unaffiliated'

President Obama walks with his daughters Sasha, foreground, and Malia as they leave St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington, on Oct. 28. An analysis of exit polls shows that those who claim no specific religious affiliation were a key Obama voting bloc in the presidential race.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

The big demographic story out of the 2012 presidential election may have been President Obama's domination of the Hispanic vote, and rightfully so.

But as we close the book on the election, it bears noting that another less obvious bloc of key swing state voters helped the president win a second term.

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12:54pm

Fri December 7, 2012
It's All Politics

Most Expensive Presidential Campaign Ended In Sprint To Spend

Originally published on Fri December 7, 2012 2:07 pm

Competing yard signs near Evans City, Pa., four days before the election. The campaigns of President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney each raised more than $1 billion during the race.
Keith Srakocic AP

A campaign marked by money, fundraisers (including the infamous one that produced Mitt Romney's "47 percent" moment) and superPACs finished with spending sprees across the board.

The Washington Post noted "manic activity" in the final days of the presidential race, and sums up the numbers:

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8:45am

Fri December 7, 2012
The Two-Way

PHOTO: Obama Receives Concession Call From Mitt Romney

Originally published on Fri December 7, 2012 10:19 am

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the Presidential Suite at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park.
Pete Souza The White House

The White House just released a picture by Pete Souza that shows President Obama taking a concession call from Gov. Mitt Romney on election day.

It shows Obama taking the call on a cellphone from the Presidential Suite at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park.

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