General Election — November 6, 2012


Live results 3521 of 3565 precincts reporting / Unofficial results / Precinct breakdown

Face to face: Obama, Romney in crackling debate
09:47 p.m., October 16, 2012 Updated 12:05 a.m.
An aggressive President Barack Obama accused challenger Mitt Romney of peddling a “sketchy deal” to fix the U.S. economy and playing politics with the deadly terrorist attack in Libya in a Tuesday night debate crackling with energy and emotion just three weeks before the election.
FACT CHECK: Slips in vice presidential debate
08:39 a.m., October 12, 2012 Updated 10:09 a.m.
Anyone who paid attention to a hearing in Congress this week knew that the administration had been implored to beef up security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya before the deadly terrorist attack there. But in the vice presidential debate Thursday night, Joe Biden seemed unaware.
FACT CHECK: Presidential debate missteps
October 4, 2012
President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney spun one-sided stories in their first presidential debate, not necessarily bogus, but not the whole truth.
Group at Dole applies dials to Romney, Obama during debate
October 3, 2012
When Republican Mitt Romney said he would cut government funding to Public Broadcasting Service, a group of undecided and independent voters at the Dole Institute of Politics watching the first presidential debate moved their dials way down. The 14 people were holed up in a room, moving individual dials to show how they felt about everything President Barack Obama and Romney said during the 90-minute debate that was held at the University of Denver.
Romneys paid $1.94 million in fed taxes for 2011
September 21, 2012
Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, paid $1.94 million in federal taxes on last year’s income of $13.7 million, for an effective tax rate of 14.1 percent, his campaign said Friday.
Panel rules Obama is eligible to be on Kansas ballot
September 17, 2012
President Barack Obama’s place on the November election ballot in Kansas is now secure.
Manhattan man drops challenge to Obama on state ballot
02:15 p.m., September 14, 2012 Updated 04:19 p.m.
A Kansas man says he’s dropping his objection to President Barack Obama being listed on the state’s November ballot.
State panel wants more information before ruling on Obama’s ballot eligibility
05:01 p.m., September 13, 2012 Updated 11:29 p.m.
Kansas election officials said Thursday that they want more information before deciding whether to remove President Barack Obama from the state’s November ballot.
FACT CHECK: Obama and the phantom peace dividend
September 7, 2012
President Barack Obama laid claim to a peace dividend that doesn’t exist when he told the nation he wants to use money saved by ending wars to build highways, schools and bridges.
FACT CHECK: Clinton claims of compromise a stretch
September 6, 2012
It’s a fact of life in Washington that what one party considers a principled stand, the opposition considers pigheadedness. Compromise? That’s the other guy’s problem.
Clinton boosts Obama in rousing convention speech
Delegates formally award Obama nomination to second term
September 5, 2012
In an impassioned speech that rocked the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton proclaimed Wednesday night, “I know we’re coming back” from the worst economic mess in generations and appealed to hard-pressed Americans to stick with Barack Obama for a second term in the White House.
First lady says Obama ‘a man we can trust’
September 4, 2012
First lady Michelle Obama lovingly praised her husband Tuesday night in a prime-time Democratic Convention speech as a devoted spouse and caring father at home and a “man we can trust” to revive the nation’s weak economy as president, beckoning the country to return him to the White House despite agonizingly slow recovery from recession.
Trouble with the chair: Clint Eastwood mocked for RNC bit
August 31, 2012
Clint Eastwood earned plenty of bad reviews for his latest performance: a bizarre, rambling endorsement of Mitt Romney.
FACT CHECK: Romney’s deficit vow lacks specifics
August 31, 2012
Mitt Romney promised he would cut deficits and put America on track to a balanced budget as president, but he left voters to take it on faith that he could deliver. The details behind that pledge, and the painful spending choices involved, are conspicuously lacking in his agenda.
FACT CHECK: Ryan takes factual shortcuts in speech
August 30, 2012
Laying out the first plans for his party’s presidential ticket, GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan took some factual shortcuts Wednesday night when he attacked President Barack Obama’s policies on Medicare, the economic stimulus and the budget deficit.