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Archive for November 6th, 2012
Before social media made everything...social...elections officials worried that photographing marked ballots would promote pay for votes
After months of campaigning and some $2 billion spent by both campaigns, it means political junkies and the country will finally get some answers.
Check out the latest results for national, California and local races — as well as whether propositions are passing or failing — with our results page, updated in real time, along with details maps that break down the vote by county.
Despite some long lines and some missing voting machines, the casting of ballots on the southside has been a relatively quiet affair.
If you missed Obama's victory speech or Romney's concession speech, you can view them both here.
California voters approved an initiative to undo a tax break for out-of-state corporations and send more money to state coffers.
Amid celebration over the presidential election results, one woman reflects on what they mean.
Californians have a lot riding on the success or failure of California's 10 state-wide propositions. Stay with us as we tick them off and map them out, and offer thoughts from KPCC reporters.
Here's your home for the latest on local races, including the L.A. County DA, House races, Senate, Measures A, B and J and more.
The voting continues in Southern California on the most contentious presidential race in memory, but already information is emerging about what's driving people to the polls.
If Mitt Romney doesn't win the White House, will his Twitter parody alter-ego "Mexican Mitt" vamoose?
Third-party Twitter apps can easily filter out specific keywords so you can go back to reading only about the topics of importance to you.
Armed with satire skills, storytelling urges, and infantile tendencies, political humorists and creative thinkers offer a different way to digest election news.
Will having computers and internet access at home help kids from low-income families do better in school? Two South Central public schools will test the theory.
The Los Angeles City Council put up the money hoping to locate and arrest whomever killed a church deacon outside of the Prince of Peace church.
A parolee at a Fresno food company shot four coworkers – killing two of them – before fatally shooting himself Tuesday morning, police said.
A sampling of the many Election Day stories about the ways voters of color figure into this year's presidential election.
Among the changes are that only students, faculty, staff and their guests will be allowed on campus between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.
A record number of Californians are registered to vote today — 18 million. As you head to the polls, we want to know what your voting experience was like.
The New York Times' nerdy polling stats rock star has put Romney's chances of winning the election at less than 10 percent. Could he be wrong?
Asian American voters who speak Hindi, Thai, Khmer, Gujarati and Bengali will for the first time have access to voter materials and bilingual assistance this election day in L.A. County.
Welcome to Election day. Need something fuzzy to look at? Please enjoy these photographs of cats running governments around the world.
Today is Tuesday, Nov. 6 and headlines include allegations of misconduct in the Sheriff's Department, a rundown of Congressional races to watch, and Measure V in Orange County.
The freeway is open, but some lanes are closed. The fire was about 40 percent contained, with full containment expected by 6 p.m. Tuesday. The cause is under investigation.
After a record-tying 94 degrees in Los Angeles Monday, the heat is expected to ease a bit Tuesday.
TV news cameras swarmed Sherman as he stepped into the room. An aide herded two dozen supporters holding yellow and blue Brad Sherman signs behind him.
Business Update with Mark Lacter
KPCC's business analyst Mark Lacter talks about another election around the corner.Steve Julian: Seems we've been talking about it for months - well, we have: one election is about over - but another one just getting started.
The Loh Down On Science
Another tough habit to break.
Is it unethical to advertise your political preferences at the voting booth? How far is too far when it comes to polling place promotion?
What’s the lay of the land across the country? What are the chances of some of these propositions and measures passing or failing?
Since California is already decided, do you feel left out? Do you wish our state was more competitive?
How does the responsibility of choosing our next president weigh on their citizens? We’ll get an update from polls across the country
Around the world there is a huge diversity of voting practices. Take Two gives us a brief list of the ways some countries vote.
In California, the election was full of choices. The California ballot had 11 propositions, from raising taxes to labeling genetically modified food. There were also local ballot measures and hotly-contested Congressional and mayoral races.
The names D'arcy McNickle, William Potter Ross and Vine Deloria Junior might not mean much to you. They all played integral roles in the history of American Indians, yet we seldom hear about them.
If all this election business has got you feeling a bit wound up, you may want to unwind this evening at the Fonda Theater in Hollywood.
No matter who wins the presidency here, he'll soon be dealing with new leaders in China.
It's the day that we've all been waiting for, election day. We'll check in with KPCC's Corey Moore and Ruxandra Guidi who'll be on location at various Los Angeles-area polling places.
The famous Mojave Cross returns! The 7-foot-tall metal monument, erected in 1934 had been destroyed and reconstructed over the years. But its legal battle before the U.S. Supreme Court is what really brought it to national attention.
The fourth installment of Xbox's multibillion-dollar first-person shooter Halo video game franchise comes out today.
The rarest whale in the world, the spade toothed beaked whale, has never been seen alive. However, today in the science journal “Current Biology,” DNA test results are published that reveal two carcasses found in 2010 on a beach in New Zealand were the carcasses of this very whale.
The East Coast is still trying to recover from the punch delivered by superstorm Sandy. 106 are dead and over 1.3 million homes and businesses are without power.
Today, President Obama is back in Chicago and Mitt Romney is at a rally in Cleveland after voting this morning near his Boston-area home. Later today he will travel to Pittsburgh before flying back to Massachusetts.
The traffic in L.A. is enough to drive anyone crazy. But if you're city planner Jeff Speck, it could inspire you to write a book.