Washington (CNN) – Mitt Romney’s defeat appears to close out a years-long “Mormon moment,” a period of national fascination with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
It has also provoked Mormon disappointment; Romney would have been first Latter-day Saint in the White House, culminating a decades-long process of growing Mormon acceptance and influence.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) – Officials from Miami-Dade County say they have finished counting absentee ballots and will begin counting the county’s 2,800 provisional ballots on Thursday afternoon.
Election officials worked overnight to finish counting the outstanding ballots – votes that are largely to blame for holding up the process of declaring a presidential winner in Florida.
Washington (CNN) - After seven terms in the House, Democrat Tammy Baldwin has defeated Former Gov. Tommy Thompson in the race for Wisconsin's open Senate seat, according to CNN's projections.
Though polling had the election close through most of the race, Baldwin defeated Thompson 51% to 46% with 78% reporting.
Washington (CNN) – Democrat Martin Heinrich has won New Mexico's open Senate seat, defeating Republican nominee Heather Wilson, according to CNN's projections.
At the time of CNN's call, Heinrich garnered 51% of the vote compared to Wilson's 46% – with 70% reporting – in a race that pitted one current member of Congress against a former member of Congress.
Washington (CNN) – In the hotly contested state of Virginia, Democrat Tim Kaine has defeated Republican George Allen in the race for the state's open Senate seat.
Allen conceded in a Tuesday night speech and pledged his support to Kaine.
Washington (CNN) - CNN projects Democratic incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown has won a second term by defeating Republican Treasurer Josh Mandel in Ohio, a state that was closely tied to the presidential race.
Primarily because of those frequent trips from President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, the contest between Brown and Mandel played out in Ohio against the backdrop of the presidential election.
Washington (CNN) - If your name is Al Gore, your luck in electoral politics may be in question.
In the race for Mississippi's Senate seat, CNN projects that Republican incumbent Sen. Roger Wicker has defeated Democratic challenger Albert N. Gore Jr.
Washington (CNN) – Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson defeated Republican Rep. Connie Mack in the race for Florida's Senate seat on Tuesday, CNN projected.
At the time that the race was called, the incumbent garnered 57% of the vote, compared to Mack's 41% – with 49% reporting.
Washington (CNN) – Just two days before Election Day, four major sports superstitions for presidential election outcomes yield little clarity to who will in on Tuesday.
For years, election watchers have been looking for correlations between sports and the presidency, and expectedly a few have been found.
(CNN) – In the winter of 2011, Chris, a 23-year old professional poker player, was confident that his candidate, President Barack Obama, would keep control of the White House in November of 2012.
But instead of ordering a few lawn signs or volunteering to go door-to-door for the campaign, he put his money where is mouth was.FULL STORY