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

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

by Jorge Rivas on November 7 2012, 5:21PM

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.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

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

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

by Jorge Rivas on November 7 2012, 3:54PM

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)…

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Redistricting Protects the 2010 Republican Surge in State Legislatures

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 7 2012, 3:32PM

And the ugly, bruising battles they launched around immigration, health reform and reproductive rights are certain to continue.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW, Politics

Watch Colorado Poll Watcher Report 'High Concentration of People of Color' Play

Watch Colorado Poll Watcher Report ‘High Concentration of People of Color’

by Aura Bogado on November 7 2012, 2:50PM

A Republican poll watcher complains that too many people of color were voting in Aurora, Colorado on Election Day.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

Obama Wins Re-Election, But Mixed Results on Ballot Initiatives

Obama Wins Re-Election, But Mixed Results on Ballot Initiatives

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 7 2012, 11:15AM

Here’s a quick rundown of the results in key ballot measures.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW, Politics

Undeterred by the Long, Slow Line Toward Democracy

Undeterred by the Long, Slow Line Toward Democracy

by Brentin Mock on November 7 2012, 10:54AM

Those long, snaking lines were about more than a vote. The people most battered and excluded from the nation’s politics and economy are refusing to be ignored.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

A People of Color Majority Alters Politics. Movements Change the World

A People of Color Majority Alters Politics. Movements Change the World

by Rinku Sen on November 7 2012, 9:32AM

Politicians, and everyday Americans too, do great things when movements make it impossible to do anything else.

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics, Movement, Second Term

Bill O'Reilly: 'The White Establishment is Now the Minority' [VIDEO]

Bill O’Reilly: ‘The White Establishment is Now the Minority’ [VIDEO]

by Jorge Rivas on November 6 2012, 10:10PM

Bill O’Reilly said that if President Barack Obama is re-elected, it’s because the demographics of the country have changed and “it’s not a traditional America anymore.”

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Voters in Predominantly Black Ohio Suburb Forced to Cast Provisional Ballots

Voters in Predominantly Black Ohio Suburb Forced to Cast Provisional Ballots

by Jorge Rivas on November 6 2012, 5:53PM

A number of residents in Forest Park, a predominantly black suburb outside Cincinnati, are reporting they’re being forced to cast provisional ballots because records incorrectly show they already submitted an absentee-ballot. The state Board of Election says the issue was…

Topics: /NOW, Politics

'You Have Made Me a Better President' -- Live Blog Recap

‘You Have Made Me a Better President’ — Live Blog Recap

by ColorLines Staff on November 6 2012, 5:44PM

Settle in with the Colorlines.com team for breaking news and analysis on the 2012 election.

Topics: 2012 Election, Election Returns, Politics

Fourteen-Year-Old From Inglewood Explains Why He's Canvassing for Obama in Nevada

Fourteen-Year-Old From Inglewood Explains Why He’s Canvassing for Obama in Nevada

by Jorge Rivas on November 6 2012, 2:21PM

Fourteen-year-old Antoine Jenkins traveled from Inglewood, Calif. to Las Vegas, Nevada to knock on doors and urge voters in the swing state to vote for Obama.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Schools & Youth

Sheriff Deputies, Poll Worker Harass Latinos in Swing State Colorado

Sheriff Deputies, Poll Worker Harass Latinos in Swing State Colorado

by Aura Bogado on November 6 2012, 1:59PM

Colorado’s Latino voters could well decide this election—but some will have to overcome harassment to cast their ballots.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

AP: Strong Turnout in New York and New Jersey Despite Sandy’s Chaos

by Kai Wright on November 6 2012, 11:29AM

But some troubling reports emerging about access, particularly in Pennsylvania.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW, Politics

Obama Has 431 Ways to Win, Romney Has 76 Ways to Win [Infographic]

Obama Has 431 Ways to Win, Romney Has 76 Ways to Win [Infographic]

by Jorge Rivas on November 6 2012, 11:21AM

Five electoral combinations could result in a tie.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

The Rest of World Would Vote for Obama, BBC Poll Finds

The Rest of World Would Vote for Obama, BBC Poll Finds

by Jorge Rivas on November 6 2012, 10:48AM

A BBC World Service opinion poll has found sharply higher overseas approval ratings for US President Barack Obama than Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW, Politics

20 Hopes and Dreams for the New President's Racial Justice Agenda Play

20 Hopes and Dreams for the New President’s Racial Justice Agenda

by Jorge Rivas on November 6 2012, 8:38AM

Watch the Colorlines team tell the presidential candidates what they’d each like to see at the top of the national agenda on day one. And add your own hopes to the list!

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics

Beyond the White House: How Today's Vote Matters for Racial Justice

Beyond the White House: How Today’s Vote Matters for Racial Justice

by Seth Freed Wessler on November 6 2012, 8:20AM

Core questions about reproductive health, immigrant and workers rights, unions, criminal justice and education are on the table at the state and congressional level.

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics

How the Romney and Obama Campaigns Racially Typefaced You

How the Romney and Obama Campaigns Racially Typefaced You

by Jorge Rivas on November 5 2012, 12:00PM

Take a look at how both campaigns labeled the so-called “minority” groups.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Tea Party Group Blocks Florida Voters, Stops Water Handouts at Polls

Tea Party Group Blocks Florida Voters, Stops Water Handouts at Polls

by Brentin Mock on November 5 2012, 11:36AM

A Tampa group has filed dozens of last-minute voter challenges, in a troubling indication of ramped up suppression efforts. Meanwhile, as record turnout forced long lines, poll watchers have cried foul over bottled water.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Early Voting, Politics

NYC's Chinatown Devastated After Sandy, Advocates Say Race to Blame

NYC’s Chinatown Devastated After Sandy, Advocates Say Race to Blame

by Jorge Rivas on November 2 2012, 2:20PM

What happens if you’re not Wall Street or Times Square post-Sandy.

Topics: /NOW, Politics