Archive for Tuesday, November 4, 2008

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KU vs. Washburn President-elect Barack Obama addresses crowd in Chicago Election night in Lawrence Kids Voting in Douglas County Voting in Lawrence Jayhawks capture images around the world
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Polls
Which newcomer do you think showed the most potential in KU's 98-79 victory over Washburn?

Poll results

Response Percent
Tyshawn Taylor
 
43%
Quintrell Thomas
 
38%
Travis Releford
 
9%
Tyrone Appleton
 
3%
Markieff Morris
 
2%
Marcus Morris
 
1%
Total 549
Which election result are you most disappointed about?

Poll results

Response Percent
Jenkins defeats Boyda
 
45%
Obama defeats McCain
 
25%
Lawrence sales tax questions are approved
 
11%
Roberts defeats Slattery
 
10%
Francisco defeats Morgan
 
3%
Holland defeats Pine
 
2%
Total 1032
Which election result are you most pleased about?

Poll results

Response Percent
Obama defeats McCain
 
57%
Jenkins defeats Boyda
 
22%
Lawrence sales tax questions are approved
 
9%
Roberts defeats Slattery
 
4%
Holland defeats Pine
 
4%
Francisco defeats Morgan
 
2%
Total 966
Which KU returning player impressed you the most in the first half against Washburn?

Poll results

Response Percent
Tyrel Reed
 
59%
Sherron Collins
 
16%
Brady Morningstar
 
16%
Cole Aldrich
 
4%
Conner Teahan
 
1%
Total 308
If you could only have one winner today, who would it be?

Poll results

Response Percent
The presidential candidate you voted for
 
55%
KU men’s basketball team
 
44%
Total 229
How long did it take you to vote today, from entering the polling place until exiting the polling place?

Poll results

Response Percent
1 to 10 minutes.
 
44%
I voted in advance.
 
23%
11 to 20 minutes.
 
14%
21 to 30 minutes.
 
6%
I didn’t vote.
 
4%
31 to 40 minutes.
 
3%
41 to 50 minutes.
 
1%
More than an hour.
 
1%
51 minutes to an hour.
 
1%
Total 1794
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
A long line of voters waits outside the Douglas County Courthouse to cast their ballots Monday on the last day of advance voting. County officials estimated that the wait would be about 30 minutes because of the number of voters. Some people in line passed the time by crocheting, e-mailing, reading or photographing the scene. Advance voting ends
11:03 a.m., November 3, 2008 Updated 5:48 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The advance voting line outside the Douglas County Courthouse snaked outside the building Monday morning as hundreds of voters tried to beat the noon deadline.
6:00 a.m.
Megan Sheldon, Lawrence, foreground right, reads as she waits in line to vote Monday on the last day of advance voting at the Douglas County Courthouse. County officials estimated that the wait would be about 30 minutes because of the number of votes. Some people in line passed the time by crocheting, emailing, reading or photographing the scene. Some ideas about what to take to the polls Tuesday - other than patience
November 3, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Sometimes, patience doesn’t come easily. Waiting in line - to buy groceries, get into a game or for a table at our favorite restaurant - can be trying.
10:00 a.m.
People wait in line for a voting booth shortly after polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday at Checkers grocery store at 23rd and Louisiana. Voters were voting on several local issues as well as for state and national congressional offices. Voters explain their choice in Election Day videos; Kids join parents at the polls
6:00 a.m., November 4, 2008 Updated 4:51 p.m.
If you have any remaining questions before you cast your ballot, please visit our comprehensive Election 2008 section. There you’ll find all the chats, stories, videos and profiles we’ve done for this election. Also, to find out what has voters’ attention today, visit our special coverage: What’s on voters’ minds?
10:45 p.m.
From left, Erika Hane, Megan Vaniman and Michaela Ayers celebrate along with a sea of Democratic supporters inside Abe and Jake's Landing on Nov. 4, 2008, as Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) jumps to an early lead in the presidential elections. Obama wins presidency
10:02 p.m., November 4, 2008 Updated 11:57 p.m.
Cheering, screaming and weeping with joy, an estimated 50,000 Barack Obama supporters welcomed his election Tuesday night in a delirious victory celebration in the senator’s hometown. Many had crammed into Grant Park to be a part of something that would be remembered for generations.

All stories

Worth the wait
High voter turnout is a positive trend, but it will pose some challenges today for both voters and election workers.
November 4, 2008 in print edition on A9
A record number of people casting advance ballots in today’s election is good news in a couple of ways.
Detroit acquires Iverson
Billups, McDyess sent to Denver in trade
November 4, 2008 in print edition on B4
The Detroit Pistons worked the phones last summer, trying to trade for a superstar to shake up their roster.
Chiefs hit new lows
K.C. on course for worst year ever
November 4, 2008 in print edition on B6
If it’s true that history is written by the winners, Kansas City’s horrible season of 2008 should be well-chronicled.
Election offers fruits of hard journey
Elderly blacks savor Obama’s historic quest
November 4, 2008 in print edition on C8
Once or twice a week for the past month or so, Ruth Worthy, 91, has been going door-to-door in her Washington neighborhood campaigning for Sen. Barack Obama.