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Apr 8, 2014 — Most states improved improved their election performance between 2008 and 2012, with overall wait times at polling stations decreasing in many places.
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Feb 21, 2014 — No fewer than three new superPACs are working to elect their preferred candidates for secretary of state positions, even though officials overseeing elections are supposed to be neutral.
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Feb 12, 2014 — The election administration commission appointed by President Obama found no evidence that partisan plots were behind long Election Day lines, as some have suggested. Rather, some election officials simply misjudged how much equipment and personnel they needed at certain precincts.
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Feb 2, 2014 — With the presidential campaigns underway, one of the questions commonly asked around Kabul is whether the election will be held at all this year. If it is, there are a handful of candidates who are likely to come out ahead.
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Nov 6, 2013 — Democrat Jennifer Johnson defeated husband David Johnson for the position of warden. No hard feelings, but the two are said to "quibble over fiscal issues."
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Sep 25, 2013 — They didn't receive much national attention, but two elections worth watching took place Tuesday: a House special election primary in southwest Alabama and a mayoral primary in Boston.
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Nov 7, 2012 — You volunteered, you voted, but your candidate just lost. How do you deal? Psychology experts suggest taking some pointers from — of all things — die-hard sports fans.
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Nov 6, 2012 — Republican Senate candidates Linda McMahon in Connecticut and Tom Smith in Pennsylvania spent a combined $56 million of their own money in losing efforts.
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Oct 27, 2012 — There are 11 gubernatorial races this fall, and one of the most competitive is in the swing state of New Hampshire. Out-of-state money and political muscle are flowing into the race, which both candidates say amounts to a stark choice on social and fiscal issues.
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Aug 22, 2012 — Psychology explains why people don't always do what they intend to do. Can it explain why many independents vote along partisan lines?
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