YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsElection Night

Election Night

December 19, 1986 | United Press International
Democrat Collin Peterson conceded defeat today to Rep. Arlan Stangeland (R-Minn.), 45 days after the Nov. 4 election and a week after a recount ended. "It's probably been the longest election night in history. I'm glad it's over," Peterson said at a news conference at the Wilkin County Courthouse. Stangeland won by 295 votes.
November 8, 1994
THE GOVERNOR'S RACE * What Happened Monday: Republican Pete Wilson spent his final day of campaigning with rallies in San Jose, Long Beach, Orange County and his home city of San Diego. Democrat Kathleen Brown attended ralles at the College of San Mateo, Cal State Northridge and the Jewish Home for the Aging in Reseda. * What's Ahead: Brown votes near her home in Los Angeles this morning and attends election night gathering at the Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.
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.
December 2, 2012 | By Mark Z. Barabak
For most Americans, interest in the results of the 2012 presidential campaign ended somewhere around the first election night projections for President Obama and the brief, stunned concession speech delivered by a gobsmacked Mitt Romney. But for a small group of obsessives, the political equivalent of those who devour box scores for breakfast, a fascinating and welcome service has come from David Wasserman, a youthful and whip-smart campaign analyst with the Cook Political Report, who has become a one-man clearinghouse for presidential tabulations across the country.
CBS News has put together a panel of internal executives and a respected outside academic media critic to investigate what went wrong with its election-night reporting and make recommendations for the future. A bad projection on the outcome of the Florida vote led CBS and other networks to report incorrectly that Texas Gov. George W. Bush was the president-elect.
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 12, 2008 | DAVID SARNO, Sarno is a Times staff writer.
Magic Johnson went on Larry King last Wednesday evening. King asked him what he thought of the election. "Oh man. Last night I cried like a baby, Larry." Magic? Crying? Is Mercury in retrograde or something? Then Will Smith went on Oprah. "Did you cry?" Oprah asked. "Did you cry? Did you cry?" (She had cried in front of millions during President-elect Obama's election night speech, so presumably she wanted to know if Smith, an action hero, was in the Crybaby Club.) He was. And then there was Jesse Jackson.
Los Angeles Times Articles