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November 17, 2012
Re “ The great election night scam ,” Opinion, Nov. 15 Michael Kinsley's insights are usually on the mark, but not his rant about the so-called election-night scam perpetrated by TV networks that refrain from reporting election results until the polls close everywhere. Most of us think that avoiding any possible influence on voting is worth the wait, even if that causes pundits to squirm for a few hours on election day. Garland Allen Santa Monica What Kinsley says is true, but only if you disregard everything but the presidential contest.
November 12, 1988
Bush's campaign thus becomes an example rather than a heinous embarrassment, a reinforcement of vilification as a national sport. His election night quest of unity was as glib and perfunctory as you'd expect from a politician who is, after all, a moral shrimp. We will eventually pay for this consummate yes-man's inability to say no to his own worst impulses. Pundits attributed Bush's smashing victory in large measure to his resume, as though by simply occupying a job you discharge that job with distinction.
July 13, 2011 | By Jean Merl, Los Angeles Times
In a hard-fought special congressional election marked by sharp divisions in ideology and even sharper personal attacks, Democrat Janice Hahn defeated underdog Republican Craig Huey on Tuesday. Unofficial election night returns showed Hahn won 54.6% to 45.4%. Hahn opened with an early lead and held on to it throughout the night. Before even half the ballots were tallied, congratulatory messages began pouring into Hahn's election night party at a San Pedro waterfront restaurant, and one of the would-be successors to her Los Angeles City Council seat declared himself a candidate.
November 6, 2008 | Jill Zuckman, Zuckman writes for the Chicago Tribune.
With the election behind him and no transition to plan, Arizona Sen. John McCain woke up Wednesday and walked to Starbucks for his morning coffee -- alone. Friends and advisors who joined him and his wife at their condo later said he was relaxed, joking and looking forward to getting back to work in the Senate after the bruising, two-year campaign. McCain and his close friend, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.
November 8, 1988
Orange County's public TV station, KOCE Channel 50, will carry a special election night program tonight beginning at 11 p.m. The hourlong program will include late election returns, as well as live and taped interviews with local Democrat and Republican party leaders and candidates. Among those scheduled to appear on the program are former state Democratic Party chairman Richard J. O'Neill of San Juan Capistrano and the GOP congressional candidate in the 40th District, C.
November 4, 1986 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
As in past elections, network anchors are ready, projection-makers primed and analysts alerted for tonight's coverage of election returns for the full House, 34 Senate seats and 36 gubernatorial races. But this time out, there's a major change in the all-night, so-called "wall-to-wall" TV coverage that has been traditional for CBS, NBC and ABC, whether election night involved a presidential candidate or not.
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