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Battleground State Early Voting Tallies

Battleground State Early Voting Tallies

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Polls may have opened nationwide Tuesday morning, but the election has been under way for weeks thanks to early and absentee voting, and millions have already cast their ballots.It is expected that 46 million pe…

South Florida Voters Waiting Four Hours to Vote Early

South Florida Voters Waiting Four Hours to Vote Early

Comstock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — Voters in some parts of Florida are waiting as long as four hours to cast their ballots before early voting ends Saturday night.The Miami-Dade County Election Department was reporting early voting wait times in excess of o…

Joe Biden Pushes Early Voting on "Late Show with David Letterman"

Joe Biden Pushes Early Voting on "Late Show with David Letterman"

Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Vice President Joe Biden hit the late-night comedy scene Thursday night by reading his “Top Ten″ list of reasons to vote early on the Late Show with David Letterman.“Honestly, don’t you w…

In Nevada, Paul Ryan Urges Early Voting One Day Before Deadline

In Nevada, Paul Ryan Urges Early Voting One Day Before Deadline

Steve Pope/Getty Images(RENO, Nev.) — Paul Ryan had a direct message for Nevadans on Thursday: “Early voting doesn’t end until tomorrow so don’t forget that you can get out and early vote.”Ryan told several hundred people in th…

How Sandy Affects Early Voting in Swing States

How Sandy Affects Early Voting in Swing States

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — There are five battleground states in Sandy’s path including Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and North Carolina.Pennsylvania and New Hampshire do not offer in-person early voting, so it’s …

A Snapshot of Early Voting in Seven Battleground States

A Snapshot of Early Voting in Seven Battleground States

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In 2008, about 30 percent of the national vote was cast via early or absentee ballots.  This year, the expectation is that about 40 percent of Americans will cast a vote early, observers said.“The big pi…

Obama Votes Early in Chicago

Obama Votes Early in Chicago

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — After urging his supporters to vote early for weeks, President Obama has cast his own ballot, officially becoming the first sitting president to vote early in person.The president made a quick stop in his hometo…

Obama Voting Early, But Won’t Say for Who

Obama Voting Early, But Won’t Say for Who

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(DENVER) — Seeking to lead by example, President Obama on Wednesday told a crowd of 16,000 in Colorado about his plans to vote early on Thursday, although he would not say who he is supporting.“It’s a secret b…

Obama Campaign Claims Edge in Early Vote

Obama Campaign Claims Edge in Early Vote

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages(DAYTON, Ohio) — President Obama’s top campaign advisers Tuesday said early-voting returns in several battleground states show Democrats with an edge over Republicans in courting so-called “sporadic voters…

Paul Ryan Urges Early Voting in Ohio

Paul Ryan Urges Early Voting in Ohio

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images(BELMONT, Ohio) — Paul Ryan rallied a soggy, but hardy crowd at a campground here after a heavy downpour, twice urging those gathered to vote early.“One thing Belmont County can do: if you head to early vot…

Ryan Presses Early Voting, Military Ballot Concerns in Wisconsin

Ryan Presses Early Voting, Military Ballot Concerns in Wisconsin

ABC News(WAUKESHA, Wis.) — Returning home to the same city he came back to after being selected as Mitt Romney’s running mate two months ago, Paul Ryan reminded his hometown crowd to vote early, comparing his party’s success in the state&r…

Obamas Cast Ballots Early, a Presidential First

Obamas Cast Ballots Early, a Presidential First

ABC/Donna Svennevik(WASHINGTON) — President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will both cast their ballots for the 2012 election early, the couple announced on Monday on Twitter.The announcement means Mr. Obama will become the first presidential can…

Ohio Appeals to Supreme Court on Early Voting

Ohio Appeals to Supreme Court on Early Voting

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Three weeks before Election Day, Republican Party leaders in Ohio have asked the Supreme Court to step in and allow the state’s early in-person voting restriction to take effect.Two lower federal courts have rul…

Obama Campaign, Democrats Win in Ohio Early Vote Case

Obama Campaign, Democrats Win in Ohio Early Vote Case

Comstock/Thinkstock(TOLEDO, Ohio) — The Obama campaign has won a legal victory in Ohio that, like other recent decisions, should make it easier for voters to cast their ballots.A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of the Obama campaign and local…

Voting Begins in Iowa Battleground

Voting Begins in Iowa Battleground

Comstock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The polls open Tuesday in Ohio, the second battleground state to open up early in-person voting to residents.  Last week, Iowa became the first battleground state to begin early voting.Ohio is one of 32 states (p…

Ready, Set, Vote! Early Voting Begins

Ready, Set, Vote! Early Voting Begins

Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The general election isn’t 47 days away — it’s happening now. On November 6 polls will open across the country and millions of voters will head out to cast their vote. But those voters won’t be the sole conting…

Obama Campaign Sues to Extend Ohio Early Voting

Obama Campaign Sues to Extend Ohio Early Voting

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — President Obama’s re-election campaign has filed suit in federal court to block a Republican-sponsored Ohio law that mandates that early, in-person voting end a full three days before Election Day this fa…

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