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The Seattle Times political team explores national, state and local politics...That granted Obama all of the state's 12 electoral college votes. But some Republican state lawmakers want to change the rules in a way that would have peeled off some
Associated Press From Wisconsin to Pennsylvania, Republicans who control legislatures in states that supported President Barack Obama are considering changing laws that give the winner of a state's popular vote all of its Electoral College votes, too.
A relic of when Americans travelled on horseback and interstate communication was less than instantaneous, electoral law provides for long delays between the popular vote and the announcement of a result by a joint session of Congress...In reality,
David Petraeus affair, California's tax structure and El Camino Hospital District's Measure M Posted: 11/14/2012 03:43:17 PM PST Updated: 11/14/2012 03:43:17 PM PST Anti-business climate nothing to root for California ranks third in states with
One can be forgiven for now calling him the Barack-to-Barack winner. Whatever might be the religious orientation of the reader, the name must have been prophetic. His name, Obama, means 'sent by God' in Swahili, the language of his father...Perhaps
The four-county region has backed the winner in every presidential election since 1968, when a majority of local residents picked Hubert Humphrey over Richard Nixon. Among states, only Ohio has a longer streak of backing the winner. Ohio last picked
What a difference it has made in the race for the White House between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. Not long ago, pundits and polls were saying Obama was on the verge of pulling away. But since the first presidential debate Oct.
by the numbers -- at the swing states: 9: The number of swing, or battleground, states in play for the 2012 presidential election. They are: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Nevada TV watchers, meet Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential nominee...The Romney campaign launched its first general election ad in the Silver State last Friday, a positive spot promoting his job creation record as governor of Massachusetts from 2003
Wis. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker in Wisconsin wants to change how Wisconsin awards electoral votes — a proposal that spurred a swift, negative reaction Wednesday from Democrats who see the move as an attempt to help Republican presidential