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Like In Past Elections, Latino Voter Turnout Could Swing Results

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 3:15pm

As voters head to the polls, there's one demographic that shouldn't be underestimated but often is: Latino voters. Audie Cornish talks to Sylvia Manzano of the polling group Latino Decisions.

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Races To Watch In The Midterm Elections

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 3:15pm

We take a look at the races to watch as voting winds down in the midterm elections.

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Will Grumpy Americans Turn Out For The Midterms?

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 3:15pm

As anxious and dispirited voters trudge to the polls, we look at what they're thinking about on Election Day.

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The 4 Big Numbers To Know In The Midterm Elections

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 3:15pm

The 2014 midterm election campaigns are almost over — all $3.7 billion worth of them. Most of that money was spent on television advertising.

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Sleeper Maryland Race Could Be Tuesday's Biggest Upset

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 2:29pm

The governor's race in one of the bluest states in the nation has gotten uncomfortably tight.

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NPR Reporters To Follow On Twitter For The 2014 Elections

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:26pm

Follow national and member station reporters covering midterm elections in your state.

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Third-Party Candidate Could Help Determine Close N.C. Senate Race

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:35am

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan is in a tight contest with House Speaker Thom Tillis, a Republican. Turnout for third-party candidate Sean Haugh, a pizza delivery man, could also influence the outcome.

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Senate Race May Help Drive Record Midterm Turnout In New Hampshire

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:14am

New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers discusses the tight Senate race between incumbent Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, and Republican Scott Brown, a former senator from Massachusetts.

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Senate Control Could Ride On The South's Tight Races

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 11:02am

Some of Tuesday's most hotly contested Senate races are in the South. Control of the Senate could hinge on the outcome of races in Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia and North Carolina.

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The Most Reliable Guide To Campaign 2014? History

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 10:56am

Forget the contradictory polls and the pundit spin. Look to history as a more reliable guide to what will happen on Election Day.

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7 Places To Watch On Election Day

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 9:58am

Whether it's because of their size, demographic make-up, or the unique role they play, these places will have an outsized role in state — and possibly national — politics this year.

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It's Election Day: Here Are 5 Headlines That Tell The Story

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 7:13am

Thirty-six Senate seats and 36 governor's chairs are in play today. And if forecasts are right, it could be a long time before we find out what it all means.

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The Election Day Ebola Quiz: Match The Politician And The Quote

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 6:03am

It seems that every politician has an opinion about the virus. Do you know which public figure made which statement?

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Polls Show New Hampshire's U.S. Senate Race Is A Tossup

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 3:58am

Republican Scott Brown is doing everything he can to nationalize the race — to make it about an unpopular president. Incumbent Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, is trying to make it a local race.

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Democrats, GOP Throw Money At Alaska's U.S. Senate Campaigns

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 3:58am

The GOP has dumped millions of dollars into Alaska's tiny media market to try to unseat Democrat Mark Begich. And Democrats have responded in kind, making this the state's most expensive campaign.

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Midterm Elections: It's Now Up To The Voters

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 3:58am

It's Election Day, and control of the Senate is on the line — as well as the large majority of governorships. Polls have shown the Republican advantage in many battleground states galvanizing.

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The Republican Party's Remarkable Non-Transformation

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 2:28am

Knocking on doors in Colorado, NPR's Steve Inskeep reports that the GOP could be close to winning the Senate without changing the political positions that are said to endanger the party's future.

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Getting Out The Vote A More Challenging Task In The Midterms

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:29pm

Political campaigns are intensely focused on voter turnout in the final hours before Tuesday's midterm election day. And with good reason — overall voter participation is always down in non-presidential years.

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Disappointment With Both Parties A Major Factor In Midterm Elections

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:29pm

General disgust with both parties and the president have been key ingredients in this year's midterm elections.

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Recreational, Medical Pot Initiatives On Ballots Across Country

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:29pm

Three states and the District of Columbia are considering marijuana referenda in Tuesday's election. Washington, D.C., Oregon and Alaska could legalize recreational pot while Florida's ballot includes a constitutional amendment that would legalize medical use of marijuana. Despite legalization in 2012 in Colorado and Washington, the landscape this year looks more difficult for the pro-marijuana camp. Audie Cornish talks with Ricardo Baca, editor of the Denver Post's website, The Cannabist.

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