Dwight Crank prepares a voting precinct near Maysville, Ky. on Nov. 1 for the upcoming general election. Terry Prather/The Ledger Independent/AP
Victoria Reggie Kennedy, widow of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (l.) and Massachusetts incumbent Gov. Deval Patrick (r.) talk to reporters at a campaign stop in Marlborough, Mass., on Nov. 1. Patrick will face Republican candidate Charlie Baker in Tuesday's general election. Steven Senn/AP
First lady Michelle Obama hugs Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) after speaking on behalf of his re-election at Canyon Springs High School in Las Vegas, Nevada Nov. 1. Rick Wilking/Reuters
Republican candidate for Lt. Governor of Oklahoma, Todd Lamb (r.) and his wife, Monica, vote in early voting at the Oklahoma County Election Board in Oklahoma City, on Nov. 1. Sue Ogrocki/AP
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Libby Mitchell (l.) meets with a group of women at a coffee shop in Portland, Maine on Nov. 1. Mitchell is in a five-way race to be Maine's next governor. Pat Wellenbach/AP
US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis (l.) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) of Calif. address get-out-the-vote volunteers at the International Association of Firefighters Local 1014, on Oct. 31, in El Monte, Calif. Boxer is running for re-election against Republican Carly Fiorina. Jason Redmond/AP
Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman shakes hands with supporters during a campaign stop in Sacramento, Calif., on Oct. 30. Whitman, who is battling Democratic Attorney General Jerry Brown, is stumping across the state on the last weekend before Tuesday's election. Rich Pedroncelli/AP
House Minority Leader John Boehner speaks to the crowd at the rally for Republican Jim Renacci (r.) on Oct. 30, in Canton, Ohio. Stan Myers/The Canton Repository/AP
Dressed as a chicken, a campaign volunteer for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, waits to begin canvassing a neighborhood to encourage people to vote on election day on Oct. 31, in Henderson, Nev. Julie Jacobson/AP
Massachusetts Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker (r.) addresses an audience as former Boston Red Sox pitching ace Curt Schilling (second from l.) looks on with his wife Shonda (l.) during a campaign stop in Haverhill, Mass., on Oct. 31. Baker will face Democrat incumbent Gov. Deval Patrick in Tuesday's general election. Steven Senn/AP
With only days left before the crucial midterm election President Obama makes a final get-out-the-vote push for Democratic candidates in Bridgeport, Conn., on Oct. 30. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
A polling place prepares for early voters at the Fairfax County Government Center in Fairfax, Virginia, on Oct. 26. Voters go to the polls on Nov. 2 in midterm elections in which all 435 seats in the House of Representatives and about a third of the 100 Senate seats are up for grabs. Larry Downing/Reuters
Ohio Republican candidate for Senate Rob Portman speaks to a crowd of supporters at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds on Oct. 30, in Zanesville, Ohio. Jay LaPrete/AP
A British man who tweeted threats to a member of Parliament over her support for putting Jane Austen on the 10-pound banknote will serve 18 weeks in jail. The judge said his 'campaign of hatred' caused the MP to feel deeply threatened.
ByMichael Holtz, Staff writer
While Jane Austen has become the new face of Britain's £10 note, a British man who tweeted threats to express his outrage over that choice has become a poster child for the seriousness with which the courts are confronting such speech.