Florida governor orders voting process review
November 10th, 2012
06:10 PM ET
1 year ago

Florida governor orders voting process review

(CNN) - Gov. Rick Scott of Florida on Saturday said he requested a review of his state's voting processes with a particular emphasis on areas where voters waited four hours or longer to cast their ballots.

"We are glad that so many voters made their voices heard in this election, but as we go forward we must see improvements in our election process," Scott said in a statement. "I have asked Secretary of State Ken Detzner to review this general election and report on ways we can improve the process after all the races are certified.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Rick Scott
Mitt Romney sends note of thanks to supporters
November 10th, 2012
04:50 PM ET
1 year ago

Mitt Romney sends note of thanks to supporters

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney sent a note Saturday to his campaign backers saying he and his wife "cannot thank you enough for supporting and believing in our cause."

"This was more than just a campaign - this was a national movement," he said. "Thank you for the work that you did - going across neighborhoods to knock on doors and put up yard signs. Thanks for making phone calls, coming to rallies, donating funds, and convincing friends and family to join our team."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney
November 10th, 2012
04:07 PM ET
1 year ago

Video: Veterans elected to serve - in Congress

(CNN) - Several U.S. veterans will serve in a new way this coming year: they were elected to Congress. CNN's Barbara Starr reports from the Pentagon.


Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Pentagon
Rep. West's Florida seat remains undecided
November 10th, 2012
02:52 PM ET
1 year ago

Rep. West's Florida seat remains undecided

(CNN) - Despite a declaration of victory from Rep. Allen West's Democratic challenger, the bitter and expensive race for Florida's 18th congressional district remained unsettled on Saturday.

The state released new unofficial vote totals on Saturday following the noon reporting deadline. Those preliminary numbers showed Democrat Patrick Murphy, who is vice president of an environmental cleanup firm, with an edge of about 2,400 votes among 331,000 ballots cast.
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Filed under: 2012 • Allen West • Florida
Obama to win Florida, CNN projects, sweeping all battlegrounds
November 10th, 2012
12:56 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama to win Florida, CNN projects, sweeping all battlegrounds

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will narrowly win the presidential vote in Florida, CNN projected, based on updated vote totals provided by the counties to the state by Saturday’s noon deadline.

Obama won the state with 50.01% of the vote compared with 49.13% for GOP nominee Mitt Romney, according to those numbers. The incumbent's margin of victory was just shy of 74,000 votes.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida
November 10th, 2012
10:32 AM ET
1 year ago

Rep. King: Petraeus’ resignation doesn’t preclude testimony

(CNN) – Despite his resignation on Friday citing an extramarital affair, former CIA Director David Petraeus should not back out of plans to testify on the recent attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, a high-ranking House member said Friday on CNN.

Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Peter King, who is also a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, has been a vocal critic of the Obama administration's handling of the September 11, 2012, attacks in Libya that killed four Americans including diplomat Chris Stevens.
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Filed under: David Petraeus • New York • Peter King
November 10th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama, Boehner stand ground on fiscal cliff

(CNN) - Washington’s top Republican and Democrat minded their positions on Saturday ahead of plans for the two to meet face-to-face in an effort to avert the so-called fiscal cliff.

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner summarized in their weekly addresses the positions each had laid out earlier in the week in separate post-election remarks.
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Filed under: John Boehner • President Obama