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Latino Voters' Election Day Statement: 'Give My Parents Papers'

Latino Voters’ Election Day Statement: ‘Give My Parents Papers’

by Julianne Hing on November 12 2012, 10:38AM

It’s now conventional wisdom that the president won a second term with Latino voters, particularly Latina women. It’s just as clear that they were voting for immigration reform.

Topics: 2012 Election, Election Returns, Politics

Is This the End of the Southern Strategy, or Its Entrenchment?

Is This the End of the Southern Strategy, or Its Entrenchment?

by on November 12 2012, 9:18AM

Riling up fears of a black and brown nation can’t win the White House anymore. But it certainly has locked in the Republican Party’s power Down South.

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics

L.A. Mariachis Woke Up Latino Voters With Serenades at 7:30am

L.A. Mariachis Woke Up Latino Voters With Serenades at 7:30am

by Jorge Rivas on November 9 2012, 2:45PM

The mariachis serenaded Sun Valley voters to wake up and vote for those who can’t.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Map Shows You Where Those Racists Tweeting After Obama Election Live

Map Shows You Where Those Racists Tweeting After Obama Election Live

by Jorge Rivas on November 9 2012, 1:54PM

These findings support the idea that there are some fairly strong clustering of hate tweets centered in southeastern U.S.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Watch President Obama Cry During Thank You Speech to Campaign Staff

Watch President Obama Cry During Thank You Speech to Campaign Staff

by Jorge Rivas on November 9 2012, 10:24AM

An emotional thank you from the Commander-in-Chief to his campaign staff.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Trying to Stay Relevant, Boehner Says GOP Will Back Immigration Reform

Trying to Stay Relevant, Boehner Says GOP Will Back Immigration Reform

by on November 9 2012, 10:17AM

“This issue has been around far too long,” the House Speaker said this week.

Topics: Election Returns, /NOW, Politics

Advocates Say Arpaio Hasn't Won Yet, Urge County to Count All Votes

Advocates Say Arpaio Hasn’t Won Yet, Urge County to Count All Votes

by on November 8 2012, 5:12PM

Now, advocates and alternative media in Arizona are questioning these results. They say hundreds of thousands of provisional and early votes have yet to be counted.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Asian American Voters Back Democrats Despite Being Ignored By Both Parties

Asian American Voters Back Democrats Despite Being Ignored By Both Parties

by Jorge Rivas on November 8 2012, 10:58AM

Asian Americans may be roughly 4 percent of the nation’s population, but their political leanings are often misunderstood or neglected altogether.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

So, What Now? Five Racial Justice Thinkers Make Sense of the Election

So, What Now? Five Racial Justice Thinkers Make Sense of the Election

by Jamilah King on November 8 2012, 10:00AM

Essays from William Jelani Cobb, Joan Morgan, Luis Rodriguez, Zahra Billoo and Rob “Biko” Baker on the Obama victory and the coming second term.

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics, Second Term

Election Night Sadness: White People Mourning Mitt Romney [Photos]

Election Night Sadness: White People Mourning Mitt Romney [Photos]

by Jamilah King on November 8 2012, 9:41AM

Sad face.

Topics: 2012 Election, Election Returns, /NOW, Politics

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 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 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