Elections

Elections
1:22 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

October Surmise: Predicting The Next President

Fans wear President Obama and Mitt Romney masks at the Atlanta Braves-Miami Marlins game Sept. 25 in Atlanta. One of many quirky election year predictors is based on which candidate's likeness sells better as a Halloween mask.
David Goldman AP

Originally published on Wed October 17, 2012 4:07 pm

Predicting a presidential winner is one of America's favorite pastimes in an election year.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

New Endorsements In Massachusetts Senate Race

Both candidates in the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts are touting new endorsements.  WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.

Democrat Elizabeth Warren on Tuesday picked up the backing of President Barack Obama, who said Warren will be "a strong, tireless and determined advocate for the people of Massachusetts."

The Democratic president also noted the Harvard Law School professor's role in creating a federal consumer watchdog agency.

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New England News
6:20 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Vermont Attorney General Candidates Debate

One of the most-watched contests in Vermont this election season is the race for the state Attorney General.  The state’s largest newspaper recently hosted a debate between the three candidates vying for the position.

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New England News
5:50 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Condos Says Vote May be Official After Thanksgiving

Vermonters may have their Thanksgiving turkey before knowing the official results of the Nov. 6 election.

That's the word from Secretary of State Jim Condos, who says he's worried about a delay that could be caused by a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Department of Justice.

The federal agency wants the state to push back until Nov. 16 — ten days after the election — the deadline for overseas and military voters to get their ballots to municipal clerks.

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Elections
1:22 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

A Victory For Obama, High Court Refuses Ohio Early Voting Case

With a one sentence decision, the U.S. Supreme Court handed President Obama a victory today.

The court refused to hear a case that sought to block early voting Ohio. The AP reports:

"The court on Tuesday refused a Republican request to get involved in a dispute over early voting in the state on the three days before Election Day.

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Elections
11:53 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Which Polls To Believe As Election Nears?

A poll out from ABC News and The Washington Post on Monday, shows President Obama with a slight edge over GOP nominee Mitt Romney. As the candidates head into Tuesday night's debate, host Michel Martin gets the latest on election news from Republican strategist Ron Christie and Corey Ealons, a former Obama White House advisor.

New England News
5:40 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Candidate Files Injunction Against Vermont Media Outlets

An independent candidate for Vermont Governor is seeking an emergency injunction to allow her participation in debates.

Claiming potential manipulation of elections, Independent candidate Emily Peyton served the CBS and NBC television affiliates and Vermont’s largest newspaper Friday notifying them she is seeking an injunction to force them to allow her to participate in scheduled gubernatorial debates.  

WCAX, WPTZ and the Burlington Free Press have only scheduled the Republican and Democratic candidates.  

Elections
12:20 pm
Fri October 12, 2012

Gibson v. Shreibman in first of three NY-19 debates

Republican New York Congressman Chris Gibson faced off against his Democratic opponent Julian Schreibman last night in the first of three scheduled debates in the race for the state’s newly formed 19th Congressional District.

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New England News
5:45 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Ads Pulled Over Illegal Use of Vermont State Seal

A political action committee has taken down two online ads after learning that it is illegal to use the Vermont state seal in an advertisement.

The Burlington Free Press reports that the state elections director notified the Vermonters First PAC on Wednesday that violating the state law carries a penalty of up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine. The ads in question promoted Republican candidates Vince Illuzzi and Wendy Wilton, who are running for state auditor and treasurer, and showed images of the Vermont state flag, which carries the seal.

New England News
5:15 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Brock Hits Shumlin on Time Out of State

Vermont Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Brock is criticizing incumbent Governor Peter Shumlin for what Brock says is too much time away from the office.

A Shumlin aide confirms Brock's assertion that Shumlin was out of state and turned the reins of government over to Lt. Gov. Phil Scott for 119 days during his first 21 months in office.

The lieutenant governor becomes acting governor any time the governor is outside Vermont's borders.

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