November 6th, 2012
08:34 AM ET
6 years ago

Why Tuesday, why November, why elephants? Election riddles solved

(CNN) - The finish line is almost here. Americans have weighed a plethora of questions in choosing their presidential candidate.

But amid the quadrennial explosion of political ads, bumper stickers and debates, some questions still baffle: Why is the Republican mascot an elephant? Why are Democrats linked to the color blue? And what happens if the candidates tie?

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  1. Rudy NYC

    Here's what I want to know. Republicans have been talking about "taking the country BACK". What an odd phrase. Take it back from who, what, where, when and why?

    November 6, 2012 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  2. GI Joe

    They want to take it back to the 50's - except with 0% taxes for the wealthiest.

    Do NOT vote for a corporatocracy.

    Obama/Biden 2012 - and get the obstructionists out of the HOUSE.

    November 6, 2012 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  3. AzDem

    Team Obama/Biden 2012..time to bring it home! Vote Vote Vote!

    November 6, 2012 10:31 am at 10:31 am |