January 27, 2012 |
After a brief scare, Mitt Romney appears to have reclaimed the advantage in Florida heading into the final weekend of campaigning before Tuesday's presidential primary. A new Quinnipiac University poll gives the former Massachusetts governor a 38%-29% lead over Newt Gingrich among likely voters, with Ron Paul at 14% and Rick Santorum slipping to 12%. The survey of 580 Florida Republicans was conducted Tuesday through Thursday. A poll released just days earlier by Quinnipiac showed Romney statistically tied with Gingrich, 36%-34%.
January 10, 2012 |
The polls are open through most of New Hampshire, where a record turnout is forecast for the nation's first presidential primary. New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner, overseeing his ninth presidential primary, estimated that a quarter of a million ballots could be cast in the GOP race, which would exceed the nearly 240,000 ballots cast four years ago. Pre-election surveys suggest that Mitt Romney has an insurmountable lead, but...
October 5, 2010
It's estimated that a third to a half of voters nationwide are expected to cast early ballots. Here's a rundown of when early voting begins by state: Already voting: Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming Week of Oct. 3 : Arizona, California, Indiana, Montana, Wisconsin Week of Oct. 10 : Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia Week of Oct. 17 ...
August 27, 2010 |
If Sen. Lisa Murkowski is to overcome a 1,668-vote deficit in her bid for a second full term, she needs substantial support from the thousands of absentee ballots yet to be counted in Alaska's surprisingly tight Republican Senate primary. With all of the state's precincts reporting, lawyer Joe Miller appears in a strong position to maintain his narrow victory, with 51% of the vote out of about 92,000 ballots counted so far. But both candidates were preparing for a lengthy fight.
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May 12, 2010 |
Members of the Los Angeles City Council can no longer go behind closed doors in the middle of public meetings while their computers automatically vote "yes" in their absence, according to rules imposed Tuesday by council leaders. The absent voting practice was the subject of a Times analysis two months ago. Although the rules regulate the movement of council members, they also place new restrictions on council chamber access previously provided to reporters and aides to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
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May 17, 2009 |
Arnold Schwarzenegger unleashed Armageddon last week. No, not the sequel to the movie where the giant asteroid threatens Earth, but rather his proposed budget, which seemed to menace California. There were two budgets, actually. One, which assumed voters would pass state ballot measures on Tuesday, would cut deeply into state services to address a $15.4-billion deficit. The other assumed the measures' defeat.