Election 2012 http://wwno.org en Election Study: Black Turnout May Have Surpassed That Of Whites http://wwno.org/post/election-study-black-turnout-may-have-surpassed-whites African-Americans voted this year at a higher rate than other minorities and may have topped the rate for whites for the first time, <a href="http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2012/12/26/the-growing-electoral-clout-of-blacks-is-driven-by-turnout-not-demographics/1/" target="_blank">according to a new study</a> by the Pew Research Center.<p>Blacks make up 12 percent of all eligible voters but contributed 13 percent of the votes in the presidential election — duplicating their record turnout in 2008, according to exit polls analyzed in the study. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 17:28:28 +0000 Corey Dade 25888 at http://wwno.org Campaign Collections: NPR Election Team Finds From The Races http://wwno.org/post/campaign-collections-npr-election-team-finds-races Whether it's their first election cycle with NPR or their tenth, the Washington Desk reporters, producers and staffers have many opportunities to collect memorabilia and unique items from various campaign events while they are traveling across the country reporting on elections. But with all of the buttons, knick-knacks, and posters, how do they decide what to take?<p>Get the story straight from our Washington Desk staff who tell about their best finds from this 2012 campaign season and past election cycles, and what they look for when selecting a memento from the campaign trail. Mon, 24 Dec 2012 20:52:38 +0000 Elizabeth Brown 25643 at http://wwno.org Young Voters Key In Obama's 2012 Win http://wwno.org/post/young-voters-key-obamas-2012-win Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>This is the season when political professionals try to make sense of the last election. Plenty of Republicans have been calling for their party to take a new approach to immigration after the Hispanic vote went overwhelmingly to President Obama.<p>And there's another big group of interest. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:16:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 23990 at http://wwno.org Democrats Poised To Pick Up Seats In Final House Tally http://wwno.org/post/democrats-poised-pick-seats-final-house-tally Two weeks after Election Day, it appears the partisan makeup of the new House of Representatives will be 234 Republicans and 201 Democrats, although the outcome is not yet official in two states.<p>One result that did become clear on Tuesday: Republican Rep. Allen West, a Tea Party favorite, conceded to Democrat Patrick Murphy in Florida.<p>Unresolved races remain in Louisiana and North Carolina.<p>A new district map forced two Republican incumbents to run against each other in Louisiana. They will meet in a runoff on Dec. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 22:42:00 +0000 editor 23780 at http://wwno.org GOP Governors Say Party Lost On Strategy, Not Issues http://wwno.org/post/gop-governors-say-party-lost-strategy-not-issues Republican governors got together in Las Vegas last week to take stock of the election results, which continue to sink in.<p>Going into Election Day, Republican confidence was high that the Grand Old Party would sweep President Obama aside, retake the U.S. Senate and reshape the country in the aftermath.<p>So on Nov. 6, when the results came in, many if not most Republicans were shocked by the president's victory. Pat McCrory, the newly elected governor of North Carolina, however, saw it coming.<p>"I knew it would be close. Sun, 18 Nov 2012 10:50:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 23647 at http://wwno.org Florida Judge Denies Call For Recount, But Allen West Continues Quest http://wwno.org/post/florida-judge-denies-call-recount-allen-west-continues-quest A Florida judge on Friday denied Republican Rep. Allen West's last-ditch bid for a recount of early-voting ballots in the close and ugly re-election race he is losing to Democrat Patrick Murphy.<p>West's effort to wrest the race from Murphy, who is leading in a race that has yet to be officially called, now goes to the St. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 22:29:00 +0000 Liz Halloran 23602 at http://wwno.org As Dust Settles, Voters Cite Campaign's Negativity http://wwno.org/post/dust-settles-voters-cite-campaigns-negativity Voters were frustrated by a 2012 presidential race they called more negative than usual and more devoid of substantive discussion of issues, according to a <a href="http://www.people-press.org/2012/11/15/low-marks-for-the-2012-election/" target="_blank">survey released Thursday</a> by the Pew Research Center.<p>And voters are pessimistic about the prospect of a more productive Congress, Pew found.<p>Two-thirds of registered voters surveyed after Election Day said they believe relations between Democrats and Republicans will stay the same or worsen over the coming year.<p>Optimism over Presiden Thu, 15 Nov 2012 22:22:00 +0000 Liz Halloran 23490 at http://wwno.org Tea Party Assessing Damage From Election 2012? http://wwno.org/post/tea-party-assessing-damage-election-2012 Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Coming up, we're hearing a lot about the so-called fiscal cliff: those automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that will take effect if lawmakers and the White House don't come up with a deficit reduction plan by the end of the year. We're going to focus on a tax hike that may hit many more people than you might think. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:06:00 +0000 Michel Martin 23318 at http://wwno.org On Election Day, Romney's Killer Whale 'App' Couldn't Stay Afloat http://wwno.org/post/election-day-romneys-killer-whale-app-couldnt-stay-afloat It was called Project ORCA, and the killer "app" was meant to be the Romney campaign's "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=328p5tM2OGg&amp;feature=youtu.be">unprecedented</a> and most technologically advanced plan to win the 2012 presidential election," as described in a campaign memo.<p>It didn't quite work out that way.<p>A sly jab at the Obama campaign's Project Narwhal, ORCA was to be a <a href="http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2012/11/romney-campaign-enlists-help-of-killer-whale-project-to-get-out-the-vote.html">digital voter turnout and monitoring system</a> using volunteers with Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:33:43 +0000 Steve Mullis 23249 at http://wwno.org Was Unlimited Cash Over-Hyped In Election 2012? http://wwno.org/post/was-unlimited-cash-over-hyped-election-2012 Transcript <p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: <p>I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, with the election now over President Obama and members of Congress are getting no end of free advice about how they should spend the next four years. So today and tomorrow, we'll talk about that with people we are calling the loyal opposition. Today, we speak with one of Mr. Obama's former advisors, Van Jones, and we'll ask him what progressives want to see in the next four years.<p>And tomorrow, we'll look at the Tea Party agenda. Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Michel Martin 23246 at http://wwno.org