2012 Elections

Young Black Women Led 2012 Youth Voter Turnout

Youth voter turnout was down in 2012, but young black women led the charge of those who did turn out to the polls.

Three Key Graphs From New Census Report on Voting Rates by Race

Census finally released a report on how people voted by racial categories. Here’s what you need to know.

Despite Longest Lines in the Nation, Florida State Sec. Calls Elections 'Fair'

Florida blames all its elections problems on its counties while missing major problems in its elections improvement report.

Virginia Republicans' Bizarre Notion of 'Fair' Voting

If the state GOP’s effort to reconfigure electoral college tallying would have been law last year, hundreds of thousands of black voters would have waited hours in line for nothing.

From Arizona to Montana, Native Voters Struggle for Democracy

Natives have proven crucial to Democrats’ success across the West, but their struggle for democracy remains one of the least acknowledged, ugly realities of every election.

Asian-American Voters Really, Really Loved Barack Obama in Election 2012

New exit poll numbers show just how much Asian Americans supported Obama, and also how diverse the community is

Did a Top Romney Adviser Just Brag About Losing Poor Voters of Color to Obama?

He finished his op-ed by arguing Obama only won the presidency because the press really liked the “charismatic African American” candidate.

Tea Party Crowd's Answer for Why Romney Lost? Voter Fraud!

An idea is spreading on the right that Republicans are unfairly constrained by a court ruling that bars the party from targeting “ballot security” measures at communities of color.

What Took So Long? Explaining Arizona's Ballot Count Fiasco

Arizona is still counting ballots cast more than two weeks ago–but why did it issue so many provisional ballots to begin with?

Might Rep. Allen West Allege Voter Fraud to Avoid Conceding?

Seems like he’s desperate enough to do it.

Voting Rights Haven't Gotten Such Attention Since 1965. What Did We Learn?

From early voting to poll watching, felony disenfranchisement to redistricting, 10 lessons from an election season in which voting itself was hotly debated.

In 2012, the Obama Youth Vote Is Black and Brown

An analysis finds that the president’s support among young whites plummeted, but held steady among people of color.

Latino Voters' Election Day Statement: 'Give My Parents Papers'

It’s now conventional wisdom that the president won a second term with Latino voters, particularly Latina women. It’s just as clear that they were voting for immigration reform.

Map Shows You Where Those Racists Tweeting After Obama Election Live

These findings support the idea that there are some fairly strong clustering of hate tweets centered in southeastern U.S.

Two Maryland Women Get Engaged at Obama Rally in Chicago

Keesha Patterson of Maryland got down on one knee and proposed to her girlfriend Rowan Ha at President Obama’s victory rally Tuesday night in Chicago.

Asian American Voters Back Democrats Despite Being Ignored By Both Parties

Asian Americans may be roughly 4 percent of the nation’s population, but their political leanings are often misunderstood or neglected altogether.

Women and People of Color Will Be a Majority of Democrats in the House


Election Night Sadness: White People Mourning Mitt Romney [Photos]

Sad face.

Tulsi Gabbard, First Hindu-American Elected to Congress, Crushed GOP

On Tuesday night Tulsi Gabbard became the first Hindu-American to have entered the U.S. House of Representatives, winning her Hawaii seat by crushing her Republican rival.

Miami TV Reporter at Obama Rally Confuses Will.i.am for Wyclef Jean

Just take a look at Miami’s WSVN-TV reporter’s nod at the 0:19 second mark. He thought he was being so slick.

(h/t Gawker)