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Al Gore likens voter suppression to Jim Crow, calls it ‘un-American’

Former Vice President Al Gore, responding to news that voters had been turned away at the polls on Election Day, blasted Republican-led voter suppression efforts on Current TV Tuesday night. Invoking Jim Crow, Gore said the backers of such campaigns would have to answer to history for their beliefs. “At…

Ken Blackwell blames long lines on African-American turnout machine

Ken Blackwell, the Republican former Ohio Secretary of State who presided over President George W. Bush’s 2004 win, on Tuesday suggested that “groups that turn out high numbers of voters” — instead of restrictions on early voting — were to blame for long lines in African American precincts. During an…

Romney: ‘I’ve only written one speech at this point’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told reporters Tuesday evening he was “very pleased” with his campaign, as he prepared to receive the results of Tuesday’s election. “I feel like we put it all on the field,” Romney said onboard a bus taking him to Boston, Massachusetts, where a fleet of…

Religious right voter guides displayed at Virginia polling place

A polling station in Virginia displayed voter guides created by conservative Christian groups, video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday showed. Shepherd Johnson, who uploaded the video, said he didn’t see anybody reading the voter guides at the Central Virginia Assembly of God in Gum Spring, but they were only about…

O’Reilly: Minorities and women voting Obama because they ‘want stuff’

As election results were coming in on Tuesday night, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly asserted that President Barack Obama could win because Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had praised the response to Hurricane Sandy and because many voters — like blacks, Hispanics and women — “feel they are entitled…

WATCH LIVE: Senate, House, Presidential candidates give election night speeches

Watch live as candidates around the country give their election night speeches, courtesy of MSNBC, below: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy [Image via Elizabeth Warren on Flickr]…

WATCH LIVE: 2012 election results coverage

Watch live coverage of the 2012 election results, courtesy of NBC News, below: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Jay Smooth: Vote for ‘karmic retribution’ against Republicans

Activist and social critic Jay Smooth thinks Americans should feel good about enacting “karmic retribution” on Tuesday by casting a ballot. Republicans, including Mitt Romney, have criticized President Barack Obama for telling his supporters that “voting is the best revenge.” But according to Smooth, getting revenge is a grand American…

Limbaugh whines about Jay-Z performance: ‘He changed the word b*tch to Mitt’

Rush Limbaugh used his show today to complain about rapper Jay-Z’s performance of a modified version of “99 Problems” at an Obama rally in Ohio yesterday. “Remember, it is Obama and the Democrats who claim that it’s the Republicans who are conducting a war on women,” Limbaugh said. “So here’s…

Democrats report break-in at Seattle headquarters

Police are investigating an overnight break-in at the Seattle office of the Washington State Democrats. The office was the state headquarters for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign and Democratic candidate for governor Jay Inslee. Police were called after a campaign staffer who arrived at the office early in the morning…

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