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Florida’s Crist may run again; GOP says its ready

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Now that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is a Democrat, pretty much everyone in Florida’s political world expects him to seek his old job. “I will …


Crist considers run as a Dem; GOP says bring it on

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Now that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist is a Democrat, pretty much everyone in Florida’s political world expects him to seek his old seat. “I will …


Ex-Fla. Gov. Crist tweets he’s joining Democrats

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who was elected the state’s chief executive as a Republican and then ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate as an independent, …


Ex-Fla. Gov. Crist tweets he’s joining Democrats

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who was elected the state’s chief executive as a Republican and then ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate as an independent, …


Spending cuts shadow Obama meeting with tribes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Native American tribal leaders are concerned that steady progress on their issues might be undermined if President Barack Obama and Congress make deep spending cuts to avoid …


Minorities’ political power rising in statewide elections

SEATTLE – If pollster Matt Barreto is right, then Latino voters in Washington were one of the key factors in Gov.-elect Jay Inslee’s win over Republican candidate Rob McKenna. Barreto …


Black voters look to leverage their loyalty

WASHINGTON (AP) — When black voters gave President Barack Obama 93 percent support on Election Day in defiance of predictions that they might sit it out this year, black leaders …


Charter schools still face hurdles

SEATTLE – Now that voters have spoken about charter schools, will the new, independent public schools be an option at the beginning of the next academic year? It seems unlikely.


House race in South Fla., 7 other contests drag on

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Election Day has come and gone and Republican Rep. Allen West is still fighting for votes — in the courtroom. West, the freshman tea …


It’s a 50-50 nation, give or take

WASHINGTON (AP) — The election laid bare a dual — and dueling — nation, politically speaking, jaggedly split down the middle on the presidency and torn over much else. It …


Many voters still blame Bush for bad economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising prices and chronic unemployment were heavy on the minds of voters Tuesday even as a glimmer of optimism peeked through. Four in 10 said the nation’s …


Voting continues at senior center despite gas leak

A natural gas leak in the furnace system forced the Post Falls Senior Center to close its doors today, though as a polling place it will remain open to voters …


Survey: Economy remains top concern for voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Preliminary results from a national exit poll in Tuesday’s elections for The Associated Press and the television networks: ___


In states hit by Sandy, voters find ways to polls

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Superstorm Sandy’s floodwaters drove Bob Mackie from his home on Long Beach Island, N.J., but nothing was going to stop him from voting Tuesday. The …


Exit poll shows economy still the top concern

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising prices and unemployment were heavy on the minds of voters Tuesday even as a glimmer of optimism peeked through, with 4 in 10 saying the nation’s …


Obama congratulates Romney, voices confidence

CHICAGO (AP) — Leaving his re-election prospects in the hands of voters, President Barack Obama congratulated rival Mitt Romney “on a spirited campaign” and declared he’s “confident we’ve got the …


Poll challenges, provisional vote areas of concern

WASHINGTON — Challenges at the polls, voter confusion and potential problems with provisional ballots in many key states are among the top Election Day concerns for voting rights groups and …


Voters in NY, NJ not deterred by storm’s effects

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) — Election Day turnout was heavy Tuesday in several storm-ravaged areas in New York and New Jersey, a welcome change from crisis to catharsis for many …


NY, NJ officials help displaced residents vote

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York and New Jersey were set to drive some displaced voters to their polling sites and direct others to cast ballots elsewhere as …


Housing, voting, power: Problems abound post-Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) — From trying to figure out where people would live to how they would be able to vote and when all the lights will finally come on, …


Despite storm damage, election officials hopeful

NEW YORK (AP) — Power generators are being marshaled, polling locations moved and voting machines hurriedly put into place as officials prepare to hold an national election in storm-ravaged sections …


Pa.: One last Romney foray for Obama to defend

BRYN MAWR, Pa. (AP) — Rip Scott regrets his 2008 presidential vote for Barack Obama. The 60-year-old real estate company owner is going home to his Republican Party this year. …


Storm-wracked states prepare for Election Day

NEW YORK (AP) — Election officials were ordering generators, moving voting locations and figuring out how to transport poll workers displaced from coastal areas as Tuesday’s presidential election became the …


Clark: Top 10 reasons why mail-in ballots are more fun

Being a stodgy traditionalist, I’ve groused and griped plenty about Washington’s vote-by-mail system. Sure, I realize our impoverished postal system needs to sell every stamp it can.


Q&A: Could Sandy postpone the election?

WASHINGTON (AP) — One week before a close election, superstorm Sandy has confounded the presidential race, halted early voting in many areas and led some to ponder whether the election …


East Coast grinds to a halt as superstorm nears

NEW YORK (AP) — Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Eastern Seaboard’s largest cities Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and …


Defiant Texas AG wants to keep poll observers out

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Don’t mess with Texas elections. That’s the double-down message Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott delivered Thursday to international poll watchers who plan to come and observe …


Photo of WWII veteran casting vote captures hearts

HONOLULU (AP) — A photograph of a 93-year-old World War II veteran casting what will likely be his last ballot has captured the hearts of tens of thousands of Internet …


After spat, La. to have 1st black chief justice

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Louisiana Supreme Court resolved a racially tinged power struggle inside its own ranks, ruling Tuesday that Bernette Johnson should be the state’s first black chief …


Court will hear Ariz. case on voter registration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to take up an appeal from Arizona over its requirement that people prove they are American citizens before registering to vote. …