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Minority Voters Pull Second Term for President Obama

Exit polls report a large percentage of African-American, Latino and Asian voters supporting Obama in the 2012 presidential election. Exit polls reveal 93 percent of African-Americans voted for Obama to 6 percent for Romney, Hispanic voters ranked a record high of 71 percent votes for Obama to 27 percent for Romney, Asians ranked at 73 percent votes for Obama to 26 percent for Romney, and Caucasian voters ranked 39 percent for Obama to 59 percent for Romney.

As the minority groups throughout the country expand and take a proactive role in politics, the Republican party are compelled to look at ways they can appeal to minority voters and beef up the competition.

“Our party needs to realize that it’s too old and too white and too male and it needs to figure out how to catch up with the demographics of the country before it’s too late,’ said Al Cardenas, the head of the American Conservative Union and a longtime GOP leader.”

“Our party needs a lot of work to do if we expect to be competitive in the near future.”

“Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican in Florida and possible 2016 presidential candidate, added: ‘The conservative movement should have particular appeal to people in minority and immigrant communities who are trying to make it, and Republicans need to work harder than ever to communicate our beliefs to them.”

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Houston’s Obama/Biden Headquarters at Work for Strong Voter Turnout

Volunteers at Houston’s President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden headquarters located at Wheeler and Almeda Street in the third ward community made last minute efforts to ensure voters voted in the 2012 presidential election.

Volunteers sat side-by-side crowded at tables in tight spaces handling incoming and outgoing calls to local registered voters hoping to continue building the momentum for their candidate of choice – President Barack Obama.


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New York Voters Allowed to Vote at Any Polling Site Within the State

Executive order was signed on the day before the election by Governor Andrew Cuomo to allow storm victims in New York counties to vote in the presidential election at any polling place within the state.

Tens of thousands of New York voters impacted by last week’s monstrous storm, Sandy, can cast their vote by an affidavit ballot which is exclusive to their districts.  Voters will not be able to vote for candidates in local, legislative and United States House races they

“This executive order I am signing today is an extraordinary step in that direction,” Cuomo said in a news conference.

Days Away from the Official Election: Who Will It Be?

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obama/romney

(Photo: Tom Lynn and David Goldman, AP)

Both candidates are wrapping up last round campaigns days before the election.  While President Barack Obama is scheduled to return to Ohio on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  Republican candidate Mitt Romney is slated to campaign in Ohio, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Colorado and Pennsylvania.

Statewide polls released Thursday differed on who was ahead in Colorado and Iowa, but they showed Obama with a single-digit lead in Nevada and Wisconsin. Eight of nine surveys over the past week in crucial Ohio gave Obama a narrow edge.

Obama received an unexpected endorsement from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Republican-turned-independent and endorsement by Republican, former secretary of State Colin Powell, who praised the president’s record and urged Americans to “keep on the track that we are on.”

“We know what the future requires,” Obama, sporting a bomber jacket, told an airport rally in Green Bay, Wis. “We don’t need a big-government agenda or a small-government agenda. We need a middle-class agenda that rewards hard work and responsibility.”


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Predictions of the Electoral College

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s second firery debate at Hofstra University, October 16, 2012 in Hempstead, N.Y.

Predictors of the electoral college votes predict scenarios of which presidential candidate will become president in the final days of the November 6th election. 

Republican strategist, Karl Rove concedes in an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal that Romney will win the presidency with at least 279 votes.

 “It comes down to numbers. And in the final days of this presidential race, from polling data to early voting, they favor Mitt Romney,” wrote Rove.

Rove’s predictions are formulated by tracking the national and state polls as the polls reflect a 49-49 tie.

Blogger Nate Silver, bets $1000 to MNSBC host Joe Scarborough in a tweet for his prediction of a 79 percent chance that Obama wins the 2012 election.  Silver not only puts his words on the line, but is confident to put his money where his mouth is.

 “.@JoeNBC: If you think it’s a toss-up, let’s bet. If Obama wins, you donate $1,000 to the American Red Cross. If Romney wins, I do. Deal?”