Elections

From state to national elections, find the latest news on campaigns, candidates, both democratic and republican parties, election reform, and more.

Oct 20, 2010

A recent report by one of America's leading think-tanks indicated that African American voters are located in key states and congressional districts that could be crucial in deciding the balance of power across the country in the midterm elections, the Washington Informer reports.

According to the report, published by Washington-D.C.-based Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, contrary to media portrayal, Democrats have a chance to maintain some power with the help of African American voters.

"The extent of the Democrats' losses will depend on their ab

Oct 11, 2010

History has shown that a new president's party almost always loses ground during the mid-term elections two years after he takes office, and recent polls suggest that this year will continue that trend, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

With the elections just a few weeks away, most analysts predict that Republicans will regain control of the House, replacing Nancy Pelosi as speaker.

Oct 7, 2010

President Obama visited the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently, urging students to go to the polls for the upcoming midterm elections, WEAU News reports.

According to the news provider, Obama spoke at the university, telling the students that they had been written off by political pundits, who have called students apathetic and disappointed. The President appealed to the students to prove those "experts" wrong by making their voices heard.

"We cannot sit this one out," Obama told the students.

Sep 21, 2010

As early voting for the mid-term elections begins, candidates across all party lines are attempting to choose the proper strategy to appeal to those submitting their ballots ahead of election day, the Associated Press reports.

After the contentious 2000 election, at least 33 states now offer voters the opportunity to cast their ballots early without needing an excuse. The news provider added that approximately 30 percent of all votes in the 2008 election came ahead of the actual election date, either by mail or by person.

Sep 15, 2010

President Obama recently admitted that his Democratic Party could be in trouble if voters in the upcoming midterm elections choose based on their opinions of the economy, AFP reports.

In a recent interview with ABC News, Obama said "I think everybody feels like this economy needs to do better than it's been doing." His comments come on the heels of a Federal Reserve warning that the economic recovery was beginning to show signs of slowing, after recent statistics showed a 9.6 percent unemployment rate and a struggling real estate sector.