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  • Busy day at the polls: Missing judges, ballot confusion, steady lines of voters

    Busy day at the polls: Missing judges, ballot confusion, steady lines of voters
    Illinois voters headed to the polls Tuesday to settle a close, contentious race for governor and decide an unusually large number of ballot questions as well as races for U.S. Senate and House, the General Assembly and the County Board. Missing election...
  • Late poll reveals opinion of Scott's tenure

    Late poll reveals opinion of Scott's tenure
    "A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday showed Christ has 43 percent of the vote to Scott's 40 percent" When you take into consideration that Scott is the incumbent governor, 40 percent is equal to an "F" for performance. If he had been a good...
  • Voting in Palm Beach County ran smoothly, officials say

    Voting in Palm Beach County ran smoothly, officials say
    Voting in Palm Beach County Tuesday was relatively smooth, according to officials, except for one incident that caused a polling location to open a half hour late. Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher said an equipment issue caused the polling location...
  • Republican Gov. Rick Scott defeats Charlie Crist in Florida

     Republican Gov. Rick Scott defeats Charlie Crist in Florida
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, brushed aside a formidable challenge from former Gov. Charlie Crist to capture a second term in the populous and politically important state. Crist’s campaign marked a remarkable effort at resurrection; he...
  • Some Virginia lawmakers turn an $18,000 salary into a $55,000 pension

    Some Virginia lawmakers turn an $18,000 salary into a $55,000 pension
    Earlier this summer, Bob Brink paused for a memory from his first days in the General Assembly "A few weeks before I was sworn into office in 1998 … I took a walk around the Capitol and I stopped outside the House chamber. The curtains were...
  • Mayo: 10 things to look for on Election Night

    Mayo: 10 things to look for on Election Night
    Ten things to watch, along with some key questions and predictions, as Election Night 2014 unfolds: 1. Here's my macro, Big Question riddle of the night: With unemployment down, gas prices below $3, the stock market at record highs (17,383 Dow),...
  • Turnout 'brisk' at Lehigh Valley polls and across the state

    Turnout 'brisk' at Lehigh Valley polls and across the state
    In an election many expected to be a snoozer, turnout appeared to be higher than anticipated at many polls in the Lehigh Valley and across Pennsylvania as voters went to the polls to vote for governor and other statewide races.  In the governor's race,...
  • Updates from the Rick Scott camp

    Updates from the Rick Scott camp
      Gov. Rick Scott’s election night party is at the Hyatt Regency in Bonita Springs. 11:45 p.m. | Scott claims victory Scott elicited cheers from the crowd when he said he’s received a “very gracious” concession call from...
  • Californians OK Proposition 2, on rainy day fund

    Californians OK Proposition 2, on rainy day fund
    Proposition 2, to strengthen California's rainy day fund, has passed, AP reports. A constitutional amendment with bipartisan support, the measure was placed on the ballot by the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown. Under the measure, state officials will...
  • Tom Wolf elected Pennsylvania governor in landslide

    Tom Wolf elected Pennsylvania governor in landslide
    Democrat Tom Wolf made history Tuesday by beating Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in the general election. Wolf is the first challenger from either party to knock off a sitting governor since Pennsylvania voters changed the state Constitution in 1968 to...
  • Republican David Perdue trounces Georgia Democrats' U.S. Senate hopes

    Republican David Perdue trounces Georgia Democrats' U.S. Senate hopes
    Democrats' hopes to play offense in Georgia fizzled Tuesday as their candidates for both U.S. Senate and governor lost to Republicans. Republican and former business executive David Perdue trounced Democrat Michelle Nunn in the race for the open...