Posted: Friday, Nov. 23, 2012
Obama Wins Key Swing
President wins Ohio, Wisconsin, Virginia and other swing states, then delivers early morning victory speech at McCormick Place. Related:
Voter Registration for Chicago's
Thousands of homeless people across the nation vote in elections. Meet two people who are trying to get more Chicago homeless registered.
Photo: Henry J. Williams, a
homeless registered voter and advocate for the Chicago Coalition for
the Homeless. (Photo/Nikara Johns)
8th District: Duckworth Wins Bitter
Tammy Duckworth survived a brutal 8th Congressional District race with Tea Party Candidate Joe Walsh in a showdown that included mudslinging campaign ads. Related:
Photo: Tammy Duckworth talks to supporters and media at her victory party. (Photo/Monica Kucera)
Jackson Jr. Resigns Amid
While battling a bipolar disorder and a federal investigation into his campaign financing, Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned from his 2nd congressional district seat. A special election -- which could cost more than $1 million -- will be held to find a replacement. Related:
Photo: Jesse Jackson Jr. (center) spoke at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. (Photo/Studio 8 Denver via Creative Commons)
Precinct Problems Plague
Redistricting in the Pilsen neighborhood on the Southwest Side left some voters confused about where to go on Election Day.
Photo: The Rudy Lozano
library branch was one of the Pilsen polling
Few Surprises on Election Night
Obama's performance in swing counties in some states were factors in election night.
Photo: DePaul professor
Michael Mezey breaks down election
trends. (Photo/Josclynn Brandon)
Will the Latino Vote Show in
Statistics show that the Latino vote is growing and becoming one of the most powerful with both national and local elections. But stats also show that Latinos don't always turn out for some elections. Related:
Photo: 35th Ward Ald. Rey Colon. (Photo/Zoe Barker)
Early Voting the Ticket for
Just like in 2008, convenience has some Chicago voters going to the polls up to two weeks before Election Day.
Photo: Voters punch in
early on touch screens. (Photo/Angelica
DePaul Student Gets Hands-on Experience with
DePaul junior William Gross juggles two jobs and classes, but finds his work with the Obama campaign to be a great investment in his future.
Photo: William Gross
(second from left) with fellow Obama
Race, Religion Playing a Smaller
DePaul professors Dr. Valerie Johnson and Scott Hibbard discuss race and religion -- and how they factor in the presidential race. Related:
Photo: Dr. Valerie Johnson talks about the role race plays in the presidential election. (Photo/Josclynn Brandon)
Chicago Votes Organization Targets the Young
Some say they're cynical and apathetic, but many young voters in Chicago not only want to get involved in elections -- they already are. Related:
Photo: Rebecca Reynolds discusses young
voters. (Photo/Julian Zeng)
Elections 101: How Do They
The Red Line Project sat down with five DePaul University professors and broke down how elections work:
Photo: Scott Hibbard in his DePaul office. (Photo/Irish Mae Silvestre)
Debate Coverage from Hofstra University
The Red Line Project is running preview stories and coverage by Hofstra University's Long Island Report from Tuesday's presidential debate on that campus. Related:
Preview: Karl Rove on young voters
Photo: The town hall debate begins.
(Photo/Long Island Report Instagram)
Panel Explores Media's Role in
From social media to traditional media, reporting plays a huge part in shaping coverage, regardless of medium. Related:
Photo: WGN TV reporter Randi Belisomo makes a point. (Photo/Josclynn Brandon)
Debates Helpful to Voters, But Not the Final
Straw in Election Decision
Political science professors Cathy Day and Ben Epstein (left) discussed the impact of debates and political ads. (Photo/Monica Carter)
Improved Mail-in System May Help Increase
Suburban Cook County Voting Returns
A new mail-sorting machine and procedures for handling absentee ballots may produce better results on Election Day in suburban Cook County, according to the county clerk's office.
Chicago Board of Elections Using Online Tool
to Attract Young Voters
Board of Elections Communications Director Jim Allen (left) hopes a new online voter registration tracking page will help more people -- particularly young voters -- register.
Ahern: Balancing Ethics
and Diplomacy a Challenge with Political
NBC 5 political reporter Mary Ann Ahern (left) discussed covering the upcoming elections, the recent Chicago teachers strike and her infamous interviews with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
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