Voters cast their ballots during the first day of early voting at the Meadows Mall on Oct. 20 in Las Vegas, Nev.
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November 5, 2012 In the final days before the election, the parties are doubling down on their convictions. Long-term demographics, however, suggest shifts in America's electorate that could mean big challenges for the Republican Party in coming years — but also could offer some new opportunities.
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November 1, 2012 Audience surveys find that many of you dislike interviews with ordinary voters (especially if it's with someone you disagree with). I agree that the practice, born out of American populism, is overdone on NPR and in the mainstream media. This is sure to get me in trouble with the American journalism fraternity, but no one else in the world does what we do.
Annual "Biketoberfest" participants ride along Beach Street in downtown Daytona Beach, Fla., in 2010.
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October 19, 2012 For all the attention on female voters, the gender gap is no less among white men. They voted in large numbers against Barack Obama four years ago, and are expected to do so again this year. At a motorcycle festival in Florida, some of these voters weigh in on the GOP ticket and the election.
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A voter registration form and absentee ballot application at a Franklin County polling place in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday. The deadline to register to vote in Ohio is Oct. 9.
October 4, 2012 If you want to vote in the November elections and you aren't registered yet — you'd better hurry. The registration deadline in five states is this weekend. By the following weekend, the deadline will have passed in more than half the states.
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September 24, 2012 Tuesday marks six weeks until Election Day, but registered voters in two dozen states are already able to cast a ballot for president.
Mitt Romney takes the stage at a campaign rally at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, Va., on Sept. 8.
September 20, 2012 Both presidential campaigns are focusing on just a few swing states, and the relatively few undecided voters remaining. One of those states is Virginia, where a key swing constituency is military veterans.
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NPR's Cheryl Corley and producer Brakkton Booker followed Tuesday's Republican National Convention events with a trip to Tampa's trendy Ybor City neighborhood.
August 29, 2012 In Tampa, the phrase "Republican Party" can take on a whole new meaning as it gets later in the day. While politicians try to stir up emotions with prime-time speeches, nightclubs offer a different outlet.
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October 28, 2010 Voters will sour further if the economy doesn't respond to GOP cures if Republicans take over the House. Curtis Gans, an expert on the American electorate says that disillusionment now will only deepen.
October 24, 2008 If the day is stressful, then go with the flow, until you find a laugh around the bend. We did it today.
October 23, 2008 Are you one of the people who, for some reason, are not planning to vote in this year's historic presidential election? We'd love to know your reason — and it could be any reason!
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