Ryan also on the trail on Election Day
November 5th, 2012
11:45 PM ET
1 year ago

Ryan also on the trail on Election Day

(CNN) – Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will spend Election Day on the road in Ohio and Virginia, his campaign said Monday night. Earlier in the day CNN reported that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will hold Election Day events.

Ryan's schedule puts him landing at the same Ohio airport at approximately the same time as Romney.

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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio • Paul Ryan • Virginia
Obama, Romney seek to score in football interviews
November 5th, 2012
11:32 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama, Romney seek to score in football interviews

(CNN) - With their campaigns in the fourth quarter, football fans around the country turned on their sets Monday to see the Eagles, the Saints and the candidates.

But these weren't last-minute ads as both campaigns watch the clock tick down: President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney fielded questions in interviews during “Monday Night Football.”

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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • President Obama
November 5th, 2012
09:48 PM ET
1 year ago

Ohio secretary of state defends election decisions

Washington (CNN) - As the eyes of the nation look at Ohio, the state's chief elections official is defending some of his decisions, which have been met with criticism. One of the moves Jon Husted made was to send all 7 million registered voters in the state an application for an absentee ballot instead of waiting for those who wanted one to ask.

The letter sent on August 31 said, "Most voters will choose to cast their ballots in the way Ohioans have done it for more than 200 years – visiting their local polling place on Election Day. As a registered voter, you also have the opportunity to vote through the mail from the privacy of your own home."

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Filed under: 2012 • Ohio
At final campaign rally, Biden looks back
November 5th, 2012
09:29 PM ET
1 year ago

At final campaign rally, Biden looks back

Richmond, Virginia (CNN) – Joe Biden's final campaign rally, held outside a Civil War museum in the capital of battleground Virginia, provided the vice president an opportunity to hark back to the first election that put him on the national political scene, four decades ago.

"I got elected when I was a 29-year-old kid to the Senate," Biden said in the closing minutes of his speech. "I was characterized as a young idealist. You read about me now in the major press, I'm always referred to as the White House optimist."

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Filed under: 2012 • Joe Biden • Virginia
November 5th, 2012
08:09 PM ET
1 year ago

Gibbs: McCain's assessment of veterans support for Obama 'shameful'

(CNN) - Sen. John McCain's comments that veterans do not trust President Barack Obama in the wake of the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, are "shameful," Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs said on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront" on Monday.

"Obviously people have a lot of respect for somebody like John McCain but for somebody like that to go out there and say that people in the military don't trust the commander-in-chief, that's one of the more shameful comments I've heard in more than 20 years of being in politics," he said.

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Filed under: 2012 • John McCain • Robert Gibbs
November 5th, 2012
07:44 PM ET
1 year ago

Video: Electoral math: Tight race to 270

(CNN) – CNN's John King breaks down what the candidates need to reach 270 electoral votes focusing on battleground Ohio.


Filed under: 2012 • Ohio
Christie adviser denies report about Romney invitation
November 5th, 2012
07:22 PM ET
1 year ago

Christie adviser denies report about Romney invitation

Boston (CNN) - An adviser to Chris Christie is flatly denying a report that the New Jersey governor turned down an offer from the Romney campaign to appear at a Sunday night campaign rally in Pennsylvania.

Asked if the Romney campaign extended the invitation, longtime Christie confidante Bill Palatucci answered with a simple "No."

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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie • New Jersey
Paul Ryan asks for blessing day before election
November 5th, 2012
07:13 PM ET
1 year ago

Paul Ryan asks for blessing day before election

Johnstown, Colorado (CNN) – Mitt Romney's running mate Paul Ryan, a Roman Catholic, asked a priest he met at a restaurant Monday to bless a rosary he carries with him.

The Republican vice presidential nominee was in the middle of a five-state battleground blitz through Nevada, Colorado, Iowa, Ohio, and Wisconsin, the day before Election Day when he met Father Greg Ames prior to his second rally in Johnstown, Colorado.

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Filed under: 2012 • Colorado • Faith • Paul Ryan
November 5th, 2012
06:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Inside the polls: Voters evenly divided on most questions

Washington (CNN) - You want close? We've got close!

Seven of the eight national polls released since Sunday indicate the race for the White House is in a dead heat, like most have shown for weeks.

Watch CNN's comprehensive coverage of Election Day starting at 6 p.m. ET Tuesday on CNN TV and follow online at CNN.com or via CNN's apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. For up-to-the-minute results, go to cnn.com/results and for our real-time Election Day live blog, check out cnn.com/conversation. Need other reasons to watch Election Day coverage on CNN's platforms? Click here for our list.

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Filed under: 2012
Battleground Blog: The view of a street poet
November 5th, 2012
06:48 PM ET
1 year ago

Battleground Blog: The view of a street poet

EDITOR'S NOTE: CNN has sent dozens of reporters, producers, contributors and correspondents to the key battleground states to cover the final days of the 2012 election. The following dispatch is from CNN's Ed Lavandera in Colorado.

BOULDER, Colorado - We've spent the last week peering into the psyche and soul of Colorado voters in the days leading up to the 2012 presidential election. We've dissected campaign strategies, the economy, key voting groups and those relentless television commercials.

But the quest for a unique voice, a slightly different point of view brought me to the streets of Boulder, a city known for strolling to a, shall we say, peculiar drumbeat. A perfect place to explore the lighter side of presidential politics.

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