Why does Ohio matter? When it comes to deciding the presidential race, you have probably heard the oft-mentioned narrative: No Republican candidate in recent memory has claimed victory without first winning the Buckeye State. And a diverse state like Ohio, with 18 electoral votes, has long been evenly split between the two parties. Now add another chapter to the potential drama -- provisional ballots in Ohio that will not be counted until November 17. And yes, the scenario is not far-fetched: If the presidential vote difference in Ohio is razor thin, then absentee, mail-in, and especially provisional votes could delay a final total for perhaps 10 days. Even then, the nation may still have to wait longer. If vote totals still remain close, an official recount in Ohio could be ordered or one or more candidates -- or a political party -- could challenge the outcome in court.
A new poll released Monday indicates that President Barack Obama has a razor thin margin over Mitt Romney in Virginia, a crucial battleground state with 13 electoral votes.
They represent a sliver of the electorate yet could still hold the key to the Oval Office. In a contest that's already the most expensive in history, we set out to meet the men and women whose choices are so highly prized: the undecided voters
Joe Biden, speaking to an enthusiastic crowd in Virginia Monday, continued his assault on Mitt Romney's T.V. commercial claiming Chrysler is sending Jeep production to China, saying the spot running in Ohio was scaring already-nervous auto workers.
A spokesman for Rep. Paul Ryan defended the Republican running mate's comments Sunday night --when he warned evangelical Christians that another four years of President Obama would threaten "Judeo-Christian values"-- were part of a topic the GOP vice presidential candidate mentions "frequently during the campaign."
Republicans in Democratic-leaning Minnesota made a show of force when Paul Ryan campaigned in the state two days before Election Day.
Top aides to President Barack Obama on Monday expressed their confidence in an Election Day victory and placed stock in their campaign rituals.
Mitt Romney will campaign in Cleveland, Ohio and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Election Day, campaign officials said Monday.
Republican nominee Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Romney will vote in Belmont, Massachusetts on Election Day, his campaign announced Monday. The GOP candidate will cast his vote at the Beech Street Center around 8:35 am E.T. on Tuesday.
The U.S. military, both active duty and guardsmen, are helping the areas hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, including making sure the residents can vote Tuesday. The U.S. Navy is also taking steps to make sure all the sailors get a chance to vote.
As the hours wind down until Election Day voters cast their ballots, two new polls in the battle for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts indicate an increasingly tight race.
Even before a second Republican Senate candidate tripped over incendiary comments about rape, GOP leaders in Washington knew that their once promising chances of winning control of the Senate had diminished.