WNEW’s Election Watch 2012

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McDonnell: GOP Needs to Appeal More to Hispanic and Women Voters

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says the Republican Party must find a way to deliver its core political message and broaden the base of voters who are willing to support GOP candidates.


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the podium as he concedes the presidency during Mitt Romney's campaign election night event at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on Nov. 7, 2012 in Boston, Mass. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Romney: ‘I Pray The President Will Be Successful In Guiding Our Nation’

A triumphant President Barack Obama heralded his re-election with a call to action early Wednesday, telling Americans that their citizenship doesn’t end with their vote and declaring that the “best is yet to come.”


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Significant Drop In Voter Turnout; Down As Much As 14 Percent In Some States

A significant drop in voter turnout in Tuesday’s election didn’t keep President Barack Obama from winning a second term in the White House.


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Triumphant Obama Wants Meeting with Romney

A triumphant President Barack Obama says he wants to meet with Republican rival Mitt Romney to discuss how they can work together and said he was willing to work with leaders of both parties to tackle upcoming challenges


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Adam Lambert Applauds Md. Voters for Approving Same-Sex Marriage

‘American Idol’ runner-up Adam Lambert is applauding voters in Maryland and Minnesota for approving same-sex marriage during Tuesday’s election.


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Tim Kaine: Congress Will Come Together to Avoid ‘Fiscal Cliff’

Sen.-elect Tim Kaine of Virginia says he believes Democrats and Republicans in Congress will come together to avoid the “fiscal cliff” threatening the country at year’s end.


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Maryland Roundup: Same-Sex Marriage, More Gambling Approved

Aside from the re-election of Senator Cardin, it’s clear Maryland voters elected for change on Tuesday, even setting a nationwide precedent for education along the way.


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Maryland Approves Gambling Expansion

Maryland voters have passed a ballot measure to expand gambling in the state.


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Voters Like Mostly the Same Faces in D.C. Minus One

Consistency is the theme in D.C. after voter ballots returned Holmes Norton, Barry and Mendelson to office. But one name will not be returning to the D.C. Council after an upset at the polls.


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Maryland Voters Approve Same-Sex Marriage Amendment

Maryland voters have approved same-sex marriage in a close vote.