Tag Archives: election 2012

Florida continues to count votes

By on November 8th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Although Florida’s votes won’t affect the outcome of the presidential election, it still has many people questioning the legitimacy of the state’s voting process.

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Media coverage reaches new level on Election Night 2012

By on November 7th, 2012 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm

The media frenzy during Election Night could be seen and heard throughout the country thanks to social media sites and around-the-clock election coverage on TV. The result: praise for television networks and 20 million tweets about Election Day 2012, making it the most-tweeted event in U.S. political history.

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In the News: marijuana initiative, Senate majority, concession speech, Florida results, Obama win

By on November 7th, 2012 | Last updated: November 7, 2012 at 9:39 am

Colorado, Washington legalize recreational marijuana use – Voters in Washington and Colorado passed ballot initiatives Tuesday for marijuana use. The initiative has been named the biggest victory for the marijuana legalization movement. CNN Dems keep Senate, leaders urge working toward [...]

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Nelson, Yoho, Brown, Perry each win Florida races

By on November 6th, 2012 | Last updated: November 7, 2012 at 11:47 am

View our Storify of major Florida races from Tuesday night.

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Alachua County voters head to the polls

By and on November 6th, 2012 | Last updated: December 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm

We bring you the sights and sounds from around Alachua County’s precincts ahead of Tuesday night’s results.

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In the News: early voting down, meningitis victims catch another sickness, political groups spend $500b, Sandy and voters

By on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: November 5, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Second Illness Infects Meningitis Sufferers – People recovering from meningitis in an outbreak sparked by a contaminated steroid may experience a second ailment. The new problem, called an epidural abscess, is an infection near the spine at the site where [...]

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Staying sane on election day

By on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: November 5, 2012 at 11:32 am

Worried about election day? Here are some tips to stay sane while at the polls.

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Social media’s impact on the 2012 election, and on a local Florida race

By and on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 3:53 pm

This election season, social media exploded on the political scene and changed how candidates campaign and communicate with voters. Chuck Chestnut and Dean Cheshire, two Alachua County Commission candidates, have benefited from using Facebook in their campaigns.

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In the News: rainy election day, Gator Growl raises money, Presidential dash, Nor’easter for NY, Florida voting lawsuit

By on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: November 5, 2012 at 10:13 am

Rainy Election Day predicted in the region – Showers will likely pour down on Election Day, but clear skies are expected starting Wednesday in the region this week. The Gainesville Sun Gator Growl fights to raise money for veterans – [...]

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Young voters are wildcard in 2012 election, particularly in Florida

By on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 2:02 am

Voters between the ages of 18 to 24 have been voting more in recent presidential elections, with an approximate 10 percent increase between 1996 and 2008. The statistic would be impressive if this same age group did not still possess the lowest voter turnout rate.

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