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Oregon election worker fired for altering ballots to Republican straight ticket

An election worker in Oregon is facing a criminal investigation for allegedly altering multiple ballots to benefit Republican candidates. RELATED: PA voting machine ‘taken out of service’ for flipping votes to Romney In a press release on Monday, Clackamas County spokesperson Tim Heider said that 55-year-old Deanna Swenson had been…

Colbert to Nate Silver: ‘Put your balls on the felt’ and say how you really feel

Monday night on “The Colbert Report,” host Stephen Colbert welcomed New York Times writer and author of The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail, but Some Don’t, Nate Silver. After reading the book title, Colbert said, “Let me guess. Yours don’t.” “They could,” Silver said, “but we’ll…

Fox News begins election day with ‘alert’ over New Black Panthers

The Fox News Channel began election day on Tuesday by warning viewers about an alleged member of the New Black Panthers Party at one Pennsylvania polling place. “This is a member of the Black Panthers standing guard outside a polling place in Philadelphia,” co-host Gretchen Carlson noted following the blaring…

Maddow reviews accomplishments of Obama’s ‘historic presidency’

On the eve of Election Day, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow reviewed the many accomplishments of President Barack Obama’s first term. Obama’s list of accomplishments included an equal pay law, expanding hate crimes laws, health care reform, revamping student loans, increasing national service programs, the “cash for clunkers” program, preventing a…

WATCH: Sherrod Brown sort of dances to Jay-Z

Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (D) danced along during a Jay-Z performance at a campaign rally on Monday, the penultimate day of the 2012 elections, in a move that will likely have no impact on the outcome of Brown’s reelection race but that will leave many people amused nonetheless. In a…

Bernie Sanders: GOP wants ‘austerity for the middle class’

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont said Monday night that Republicans in Congress were likely to continue pushing for tax cuts after Election Day, despite the upcoming fiscal cliff. “It is very clear that virtually all of the Republicans are going to fight not only to extend Bush’s tax breaks…

Grayson: Cutting early voting ‘an insult to working America’

Democratic candidate Alan Grayson on Monday night slammed Florida Republicans for cutting back on early voting in the state. “We have to expand the Voting Rights Act to make sure that the right to vote is effective,” Grayson told Current TV host Cenk Uygur. The Democratic candidate noted that the…

Lou Dobbs: Christie ‘literally slobbered over’ Obama

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs says Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew exactly what he was doing when he “literally slobbered over” President Barack Obama in appreciation for the federal response to Hurricane Sandy. Fox News host Megyn Kelly told Dobbs on Tuesday that Christie had put himself in…

OH Sen. Turner: Husted is ‘the secretary of suppression’

Sen. Nina Turner (D-OH) excoriated Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted in an interview Monday, accusing him of “arrogance” over his role in cutting voting opportunities for the state and calling him the “secretary of suppression.” “Let us not forget that he is the secretary of state in this state…

Bachmann doubles down on anti-Muslim accusations in debate

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MI) said she stood by five letters alleging that Muslim extremists had infiltrated the U.S. government in a debate Sunday against Democratic challenger Jim Graves. “I certainly do stand by those letters, because what we know is that terrorism continues to remain a very real threat in…

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