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Decision 2012

My Election Day experience was nice and relaxed because of vote-by mail

It’s probably been five years since my wife and I signed up for vote-by mail, and as a result we are far more deliberate and informed when casting our votes. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Presidential election, Mitt Romney drive high Utah voter turnout

Tight races and the presence of Mitt Romney on the ballot this year drove a near-record number of Utah voters to the polls Tuesday. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Religion, marriage and the GOP's demographic challenge brought to the fore by 2012 election

America is sharply divided along multiple fault lines, but one of the sharpest, according to Tuesday’s exit polls, is religion. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Millcreek voters elect to remain a township

Voters in Millcreek Township rejected a ballot question Tuesday to incorporate four communities into Millcreek City. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Gary Herbert cruises to second term as Utah governor

Gov. Gary Herbert handily won his first full term in office Tuesday, beating Democratic challenger Peter Cooke 69 percent to 27 percent, with 91 percent of precincts statewide reporting. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Mitt Romney speaks to supporters following Election Day defeat

Mitt Romney speaks to supporters following Election Day defeat Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Pres. Obama wins re-election after bruising 2012 campaign

President Barack Obama on Tuesday won a second term in the White House, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney in a hard-fought election that served as a referendum on who could better ease... Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Pres. Obama takes commanding lead, Tweets 'This happened because of you'

President Barack Obama stepped to the brink of re-election Tuesday night, capturing battleground Ohio from Mitt Romney and edging ahead in other pivotal states despite a weak economy and high... Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Pres. Obama wins Ohio presidential vote

President Barack Obama has won Ohio again, capturing the swing state after a hard-fought battle with Republican Mitt Romney. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Obama leads in electoral count

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swapped hard-fought battleground states Tuesday night in a tense duel for the White House shadowed by a weak economy and high... Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Obama wins Minnesota, state maintains Dem streak

President Barack Obama has won Minnesota, maintaining the state's long streak of supporting Democrats for president even after Republicans made a last-minute play for the state. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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McCaskill re-wins the election against Akin in Missouri

Sen. Claire McCaskill has won re-election in Missouri, holding off Rep. Todd Akin who came under fire for saying women had ways of preventing pregnancies in the case of "legitimate rape." Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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How the Associated Press makes election 'calls' projections for media outlets

On election night, the Associated Press employed an expansive nationwide operation to “call” races as soon as possible. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Warren unseats GOP Sen. Brown in Massachusetts

Elizabeth Warren has unseated Republican Sen. Scott Brown in Massachusetts, giving Democrats their second pickup of the night of a Republican Senate seat. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Obama wins battleground state, New Hampshire

A New England battleground state has gone to President Barack Obama. He won the four electoral votes at stake in New Hampshire. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch wins race for seventh term

U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch has won his race to serve a seventh and what he says will be his final term in office. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Gov. Gary Herbert wins first full term in office

Republican Gov. Gary Herbert has won his race to serve his first full term in office. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Utah is Romney country as votes were in his favor

of the most predictable calls of the night, Republican Mitt Romney has won Utah. Romney, a Mormon and graduate of Brigham Young University who oversaw the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, is... Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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VoteUtah exit poll data: Love/Matheson race, Crockett/McAdams race too close to call

The Utah Colleges Exit Poll has surveyed Utah voters as they left polling places in Utah throughout Election Day. More than 500 student interviewers fanned out to 130 polling locations. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Obama pulls ahead of Romney in Pennsylvania

WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania has turned out to be safe for the Democrats after all. The state's 20 electoral votes are going to President Barack Obama. Pennsylvania had been considered to be... Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Alabama chooses Mitt Romney in Decision 2012

has called Alabama for Republican Mitt Romney. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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Obama takes on Delaware with 3 electoral votes

President Barack Obama has defeated Republican challenger Mitt Romney in Delaware, picking up the state's three electoral votes, exit polling shows. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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West Virginia's voters choose Romney for president

Mitt Romney has captured West Virginia and its five electoral votes. Read more »

Nov. 6, 2012

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President Obama knocks Mitt Romney's 'bad math' on tax plan

President Barack Obama says Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan get a failing grade on explaining how they'd pay for trillions of dollars in tax cuts. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2012

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Mia Love gets prime speaking slot at GOP convention; U.S. Chamber of Commerce endorses Rep. Jim Matheson

Fourth District congressional candidate Mia Love will speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Read more »

Aug. 21, 2012

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