Colorlines

2012 Election

FOLLOW OUR ONGOING COVERAGE OF VOTING RIGHTS IN 2012 AT COLORLINES.COM/VOTING-RIGHTS

Arpaio Gets Another Four Years to Harass Latinos In An Unchanged Arizona

Arpaio Gets Another Four Years to Harass Latinos In An Unchanged Arizona

by on November 7 2012, 12:55PM

Latinos in Phoenix went to bed last night with the news that they’ll face another four years of harassment from Joe Arpaio and his deputies. The 80-year-old sheriff told supporters at his victory party that he looks forward to another…

Topics: 2012 Election, Election Returns, /NOW

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

Obama Wins Re-Election--and Faces a Hard, Scary Fiscal Fight

Obama Wins Re-Election—and Faces a Hard, Scary Fiscal Fight

by Imara Jones on November 7 2012, 10:01AM

Without action, a new doomsday for the American economy—and those stuck at its margins—is only seven weeks away.

Topics: 2012 Election, Economy, Fiscal Cliff, Second Term

Five Race and Gender Justice Lessons Learned from This Marathon Election Cycle

Five Race and Gender Justice Lessons Learned from This Marathon Election Cycle

by Akiba Solomon on November 7 2012, 9:49AM

It’s a cliche to say that the work doesn’t end after Election Day. But people keep saying it because it’s true! Herewith, some takeaways from the past four years and next steps.

Topics: 2012 Election, Gender, Gender & Sexuality, Second Term, War on Women

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

With Obama's Win, He'll Need to Send More Than a Thank You Note to Latinos

With Obama’s Win, He’ll Need to Send More Than a Thank You Note to Latinos

by Julianne Hing on November 6 2012, 10:57PM

Latino voter turnout is up, as expected, and they’re bringing it on home for Obama.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW

'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

Faulty Electronic Touchscreen Voting Machine Votes for Anyone But Obama

by Julianne Hing on November 6 2012, 4:55PM

The machine is back online after being “recalibrated.”

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW

A PSA For Your Friends Who Don’t Vote: ‘Your Excuse Sucks’

by Julianne Hing on November 6 2012, 4:05PM

Squashing every bad excuse against voting, one zinger at a time.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW

Voter ID Confusion and Tea Party Poll ‘Monitoring’ in Pennsylvania

by Kai Wright on November 6 2012, 3:04PM

Election Protection watchers are hearing lots of reports about conflict over voter ID requirements at Pennsylvania polling sites.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, /NOW

Debunking Election Myths: Don't Worry, Your Straight-Ticket Vote Is Totally Okay

Debunking Election Myths: Don’t Worry, Your Straight-Ticket Vote Is Totally Okay

by Julianne Hing on November 6 2012, 12:55PM

Fear not, straight-ticket voters.

Topics: 2012 Election, /NOW

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

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 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

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

Ready to Vote? Rampant Suppression Threatens Already Tight Race

Ready to Vote? Rampant Suppression Threatens Already Tight Race

by Aura Bogado on November 2 2012, 1:42AM

There are plenty more threats to the vote than there are days left to cast your ballot.

Topics: 2012 Election, Voting Rights, Politics

The Tea Party Will Still Run the States, No Matter Who Wins the Presidency

The Tea Party Will Still Run the States, No Matter Who Wins the Presidency

by on November 1 2012, 10:26AM

Far right symbolism may have receded, but thanks to redistricting, tea party politics will dominate state legislatures for some time to come.

Topics: 2012 Election, Politics

An Empire State of Mind Has Shaped This Election--and Our Lives

An Empire State of Mind Has Shaped This Election—and Our Lives

by Imara Jones on November 1 2012, 9:57AM

The president is in the fight of his political life because he never broke the culture and economy of entitlement on Wall Street. Whomever wins Tuesday, writes Imara Jones, that’s the change we need most desperately.

Topics: 2012 Election, Economy, Politics, Second Term

Maryland Readies for Hurricane Sandy's Impact on Early Voting

Maryland Readies for Hurricane Sandy’s Impact on Early Voting

by Julianne Hing on October 31 2012, 10:08AM

Early voting is critical to the black vote, but with two fewer days in Maryland’s early voting schedule, it could have far-reaching effects on the state’s future.

Topics: 2012 Election, Early Voting, Politics

Florida Early Voters Show Up in Huge Numbers Despite Suppression Effort

Florida Early Voters Show Up in Huge Numbers Despite Suppression Effort

by Brentin Mock on October 30 2012, 10:07AM

For two years, Florida’s tea party Republicans have been working to undo the huge turnout of black voters on the Sunday before Election Day. It didn’t work.

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