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Wondering when you need to be at that big election-watching party tonight and not miss the national networks calling the election for Obama? Here’s what you need to know:

First, let’s assume that there are 12 battleground states — and that is being rather generous to Mitt Romney. Let’s say the others go as expected (e.g. Idaho for Romney and California for Obama). That gives Obama and Romney a baseline of 191 electoral votes each. Here’s the states and the number of electoral votes at stake throughout the evening tonight:

7 p.m. (all times Eastern)

Virginia – 13 electoral votes […]

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Issue 2 – A True Story

On November 5, 2012 By

Jason here. This is my first post in almost a year. It is an entirely true story.

I had a talk with a co-worker this morning. He wasn’t really happy with his choices in his local U.S. House race, and I couldn’t really blame him. I said, “well, that’s why it’s so important to vote for Issue 2.” He just kind of looked at me.

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Today’s story is the incredibly long lines to vote across Ohio. Unlike in 2008, early voting was limited to weekdays by Secretary of State Jon Husted. But thanks to a lawsuit by the Obama campaign, two weekend days were restored — yesterday and today — and the lines clearly demonstrate that Ohioans want (or need) to vote on the weekend.

Don’t like long lines to vote? Be sure to let your State Representative and State Senator know. The GOP is already promising to revisit Ohio’s early voting process during the lame duck legislative session later this month, and you can […]

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After he was elected, Governor Kasich said that the state’s teachers unions should take out a full page ad to apologize to him. He also told unions and other interest groups to “get on the bus” or he would run them over.

It didn’t take long. In the state budget, Kasich and the GOP-controlled legislature drained nearly $2 billion from public education, resulting in new levies and drastic cuts at schools across the state. The budget also accelerated the transfer of public money to private and for-profit charter schools and implanted the same controversial scheme to tie teacher pay to […]

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You watch the news, read the polls and you’ve probably already voted. But your work isn’t done. From now until election day, everyone on the progressive side needs to be dedicating every spare minute they have to protect everyone’s right to vote and to help bring progressive candidates and causes over the finish line.

Today’s appeal is for a few hours of your time on election day — before work, after work, or whenever you are free — to help prevent overzealous right-wing activitsts, convinced that voter fraud exists, from denying the right to vote to fellow Ohioans.

You’ve no […]

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[Updated with video from CSPAN]

For those of you who tuned in late, here’s the full transcript of tonight’s Vice Presidential debate:

REP. PAUL D. RYAN, R-WIS., VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, AND VICE PRESIDENT JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR. PARTICIPATE IN A CANDIDATES DEBATE, DANVILLE, KENTUCKY
OCTOBER 11, 2012

SPEAKERS: VICE PRESIDENT JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR.
REP. PAUL D. RYAN, R-WIS.
MARTHA RADDATZ, MODERATOR

RADDATZ: Good evening, and welcome to the first and only vice presidential debate of 2012, sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates. I’m Martha Raddatz of ABC News, and I […]

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In an endorsement interview Tuesday, Mitt Romney told the Des Moines Register:

“There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda.”

The statement immediately raised eyebrows, as it came from a candidate who said he would be “delighted” to sign a bill banning all abortions, “absolutely” would support a personhood amendment, said he would appoint Justices willing to overturn Roe v. Wade and who selected as his running mate an individual who’s personally cosponsored some of the most extreme anti-choice legislation?

But guess […]

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Is Romney giving up on Ohio?

On September 27, 2012 By

Today’s New York Times reports that Mitt Romney, in an attempt to repair the damage done by his “47 percent” comments, is running a new ad in key swing states in which he tries to relate to the unemployed and underpayed among us.

Interesting thing about the ad, according to the Times. It’s not running in Ohio:

On Wednesday, the Romney campaign reserved $3.4 million worth of advertising time in eight swing states. Nearly half of that — more than $1.5 million — was for Virginia. The rest was spread across Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North […]

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