election-2012

One single donation to Crossroads GPS in 2012: $22,500,000

A mystery donor made a very large contribution.

What Mitt Romney learned about Chris Christie in 2012 and why it matters for 2016

A closer look at Romney's revealing vet of Christie as relayed in "Double Down."

Why Democrats should be worried about the youth vote

Young voter turnout is nothing like it was in the 1980s and early 1990s. And the stagnation has been driven by an across-the-board disinterest among several demographic groups.

  • Scott Clement and Sean Sullivan
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  • May 10, 2013
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The states with the highest and lowest turnout in 2012, in 2 charts

Minnesota tops the list, while Hawaii bring up the rear, a new study from Nonprofit Vote shows. The report also finds swing state status and an Election Day Registration option heavily impact turnout.

Latinos didn’t cost Mitt Romney the election

In order to win the election, Romney would have needed to carry a slight majority of the Hispanic vote, which is basically unthinkable for Republicans.

The political year on Twitter, by the numbers

How many tweets did the election generate, compared to the Super Bowl or the Summer Olympics?

Nancy Pelosi’s most memorable moments (VIDEO)

As the House Democratic leader prepares to head her caucus once again, we look back through the years at her most noteworthy moments.

A very tough election for black candidates not named Obama

Despite President Obama's win, black candidates lost seven of eight competitive House races -- all by very small margins.

Tom Coburn: Republicans ‘didn’t explain to people what we’re for’

The Republican senator from Oklahoma took stock Sunday morning of last week's election.

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