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LGBT milestone: Tammy Baldwin first openly gay U.S. senator

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In what could be the first of what could be several LGBT milestones tonight, Rep. Tammy Baldwin, D-WI, is projected to be the first openly lesbian U.S. senator. She did it by defeating Tommy Thompson, the former four-term Wisconsin GOP governor and former George W. Bush cabinet member who is immensely popular in the Badger [...] [Read More]
Categories: LGBT, same-sex marriage

True the Vote’s impact said to be negligible

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Civil rights lawyers on Tuesday said the national poll-watching effort of Houston-based True the Vote had fizzled even as the organization’s founder, Catherine Engelbrecht, said it was still responding to a deluge of complaints. [Read More]

Who’s watching what in Stamford?

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Most of the numbers are in for the local races, indicating who the new school board members, state representatives and senators will be. But the presidential election could last all night, and is commanding the attention of the politically enthusiastic at Stamford’s political headquarters. I’m sitting at the GOP Headquarters on East Main Street, were […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Razor thin Florida results could force recount

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The tight margin predicted in Florida is proving to be true. [Read More]
Categories: Obama

Early calls: House stays Republican; MI, WI, PA go Obama

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Rep. Nancy Pelosi isn’t going to be House speaker again any time soon. Several networks say the House will stay in Republican hands, stalling Pelosi’s “Drive for 25″ seats campaign to take back the House. When Pelosi appeared before the San Francisco Chronicle editorial board a few weeks back, she walked us district by district [...] [Read More]

Here’s why Romney is optimistic about Virginia

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In case you’re wondering what all this pre-REAL RESULTS chatter is based on, Rich Lowry from the National Review Online gives us a peek at the Romney intel from the field. Here’s what Lowry says Team Romney is basing its Virginia optimism on: In Staunton’s Ward 4 in 2008, 1,450 people voted. As of 1:30 [...] [Read More]

Long lines in Bridgeport push voting past 8 p.m.

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BRIDGEPORT — Nearly an hour after polls closed, Bridgeport voters are still casting ballots. An official at the city’s registrar of voters office has confirmed that lines were so long at 8 p.m. that people are still voting. One of the schools rumored to have the heavy turnout is Luis Munoz Marin on the city’s […] [Read More]
Categories: General

Greenwich: 2012 turnout falls short of 2008

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A steady stream of Greenwich voters headed to the town’s 12 polling places Tuesday, but turnout fell short of that seen in 2008, the last presidential election year. Seventy-one percent of the town’s registered voters, or 25,765, cast their ballots before polls closed at 8 p.m., according to the town’s registrars of voters. Last year, […] [Read More]
Categories: Greenwich