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November 7, 2012 | By Robert Greene
No, of course one election is not enough. Let's look ahead, ever so slightly. Los Angeles city voters begin selecting their next mayor beginning with mail-in ballots in February. Voting day is March 5. So how did those candidates spend this election day? Jan Perry voted Tuesday morning at 9-ish at Bunker Hill Towers on 1st Street in downtown Los Angeles. Her evening schedule included the Tolliver Barber Shop election night party in South Los Angeles; the Jackie Lacey election night party in Northridge (Lacey is running for district attorney)
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.
November 8, 1986 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
As expected, the tradition-breaking election night program mix of politics and entertainment by NBC and ABC left CBS and its old-guard ways a distant third in national ratings, A.C. Nielsen Co. figures showed Friday. But CBS News president Howard Stringer wasn't dismayed by the ratings for his network.
November 6, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey
CHICAGO -- The Obamas' election night will be a family affair. First daughters Sasha and Malia are in Chicago to share the big night with their dad. The two flew from Washington after school on Tuesday, along with their grandmother, Marian Robinson, White House aides said. The first family was slated to eat dinner together at their home in the Kenwood neighborhood, before heading to the Fairmont Hotel to watch returns. First Lady Michelle Obama's brother Craig Robinson and his family are due to join in, as are the president's sister Maya Soetoro-Ng and her husband.
November 7, 2012 | By Christi Parsons
CHICAGO - TyRon Turner celebrated the victory of President Obama at his lakefront election-night party, but he woke up Wednesday morning wanting a little more. So he took a cab to the president's Kenwood neighborhood to applaud him personally, if only as he passed by in a motorcade. But as he stood on the sidewalk in a sweatshirt and blue knit cap, the small-business owner said he couldn't stop thinking about the challenges ahead. The divisions in the country were so evident on television on election night, he said, as cameras panned the saddened faces of Romney supporters and the jubilant ones around him at McCormick Place.
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.
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