Politics

Frankel And Hasner
6:32 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Frankel Wins Congressional Seat, Pleads: 'Let The Bickering End'

Lois Frankel won the race for Florida's 22nd Congressional District.
Christine DiMattei

Lois Frankel Wins District 22

From the moment Lois Frankel took the podium at the Embassy Suites Hotel in West Palm Beach Tuesday night, she kept it classy

“A few moments ago, I received a very, very gracious call from Adam Hasner congratulating me," Frankel told her supporters.   "He was a formidable and articulate challenger.”

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Politics
5:10 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Media Circus: Fox Struggles With Obama's Win

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Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly walked down the hallway to ask the Fox decision team to explain the reasoning behind its Ohio call, which contradicted Rove's analysis. Click here to watch the interview.
Fox News

Originally published on Wed November 7, 2012 3:10 pm

Imagine a ballot Tuesday that confronted you not with a choice between candidates named OBAMA and ROMNEY, but that looked more like this:

How much do you support the REPUBLICAN?

Pick only one.

Utterly _____

More than that ____

For much of Election Day, that was what viewers encountered in watching Fox News' coverage. President Obama was, in the words of Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy at the outset of the day, a guy who "promised hope and change — a lot of stuff — and he didn't deliver."

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Politics
2:03 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Confusion Among Miami-Dade Voters On Election Day

Voters cast their absentee ballots at the Elections Headquarters in Doral on election day.
Credit Deborah Acosta / The Miami Herald / WLRN

South Floridians were still in lines voting on Tuesday evening when Barack Obama was re-elected as president of the United States. Many locals expressed disappointment in the leadership of Miami-Dade's office of elections, especially after the incident that occurred last Sunday, when the Elections Department Headquarters in the City of Doral shut down for an hour and tried to turn 200 voters away from the poll.

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President Barack Obama
5:59 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Battleground States Carry Obama To Second Term

President Obama walks on stage with first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia to deliver his victory speech on election night in Chicago.
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Americans elected Barack Obama to a second term Tuesday, with the president capturing or on the verge of winning all of the key states that had been at the center of his hard-fought campaign against Republican Mitt Romney.

"Whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you," Obama said early Wednesday at a speech before thousands of supporters in Chicago. "I have learned from you. And you've made me a better president.

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Convivial Politics
5:15 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Where to Watch The Election Results in Miami Tonight (Updated at 6:30 p.m.)

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For those of you who prefer to watch election results outside of your home, perhaps surrounded by like-minded people (or not), we've compiled a list of local debate parties, as well as restaurants and bars that plan on showing election coverage tonight.

660 At The Angler's

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Politics
3:39 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Voting "To-Go" In Hollywood

At Hollywood's First Baptist Church Tuesday morning when voting wait times were up to one hour.
Credit Phil Latzman

 While many waited for hours to vote today in Miami-Dade, for some, voting was breeze in parts of Broward. Wait times of an hour or more had evaporated to virtually nothing by lunchtime, when Constance Ann-Getchoff arrived to vote, happy that she had waited until election day, and didn't stand in line toearly vote."When I saw the lines, I'm glad I didn't.

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Election
2:15 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Live Blog: Battleground

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A quick head's up on what this is. The Battleground is an aggregation of NPR member stations' content produced during election night. It's curated by the staff at NPR Digital Services, including Eric Athas, Teresa Gorman, Will Snyder, Kim Perry and Erin Teare Martin. The list of participating stations and states is posted at the bottom.

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Newscast
11:34 am
Tue November 6, 2012

NEWSCAST: Cue 'Mission Impossible' music, voters jumping hurdles to cast their vote

Voters outside St Stephen's Lutheran Church in Pompano Beach.
Credit Chris DiMattei

For Cindy Gonzalez, an entrepreneur voting in Pompano Beach, the hoops and hurdles jumped to cast her vote couldn't have been any higher. Not only did she find out that she couldn't vote in her county (Broward) on Sunday, but she was unable to vote absentee in either of the neighboring counties, as well, and to vote absentee the next day, she had to commute to either Lauderhill or downtown Fort Lauderdale. 

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Newscast
10:47 am
Tue November 6, 2012

NEWSCAST: Scouring through the mudslinging

Aaron Sharockman of PolitiFact Florida discusses what is partly true and what is an outright lie in the world of politics with Phil Latzman.
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If your final decision on who to vote for was based primarily on what one party accused the other of, break out those washcloths: Phil Latzman cleaned up and broke down those loaded political half-truths on the player above. Latzman sat down with Aaron Sharockman of PolitiFact Florida to discuss the senatorial and presidential races, and uncover the other halves of the truths that Mack, Nelson, Obama and Romney may have conveniently left out. 

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Politics
9:11 am
Tue November 6, 2012

80 Years, 20 Elections, One Woman

Selma Friedman, 102, since 1932 has missed just one presidential election. She was hospitalized with a broken hip in 1972.
Credit Patrick Farrell, Miami Herald

Today is  the 57th presidential election in U.S. history.  But we wanted to take a breath and talk about election number 37: Hoover v. FDR.

A little over a month ago, on The Florida Roundup, host Phil Latzman made a request for the Dispatches from the Swing State project.

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Politics
8:16 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Voting Queue Etiquette: Hey, Buddy, That's Out Of Line!

South Floridians stood in long lines Sunday during the last day of early voting in Miami.
Alan Diaz AP

Originally published on Tue November 6, 2012 10:17 am

For most of us, Election Day marks a welcome end to months of relentless political ads and partisan bickering. You show up at your polling place, run the gantlet of sign-wielding campaign volunteers, and join your fellow Americans in long lines that inch toward the voting booth.

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Election 2012
7:03 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Guide for the day: an Election Day timeline

The finish line is in sight as voters make their final decisions on Election Day. Here's a guide to key times of the day across the nation. Stay with NPR throughout the day as we follow the presidential race and key battles that will determine control of the House and Senate.

Join NPR to hear live coverage, which begins at 8 p.m. EST on NPR.org and many member stations.

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