Some pundits were woefully inaccurate in their Election 2012 predictions, but those who relied on data – like Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight blog – did well. 'Moneyball' has come to punditry.
Exit polls find that a key to Obama's victory was winning 93 percent of African-Americans, 71 percent of Hispanics, and 73 percent of Asians. Mitt Romney took most of the white vote, which is 72 percent of the electorate. But it wasn't enough.
President Obama said he had never been more hopeful after winning a hard-fought election over Mitt Romney. He cobbled together a winning coalition, but it might not be enough to give him a mandate.
Early evening losses of states like Wisconsin and New Hampshire make Mitt Romney's path to 270 electoral votes that much more difficult.
Mitt Romney may be, understandably, trying to project optimism to his supporters. But concession speeches are a crucial part of the democratic process.
Pennsylvania Republicans hope against hope that Mitt Romney, who made a late play for their state, can pull off an upset win there. But they acknowledge it's hard to get the math to add up.
Polls close in six Eastern states at 7 p.m. If the networks call Virginia quickly for Obama, it could be an early sign of victory. But don't expect speedy presidential election results in battleground Ohio, where provisional ballots could make for a long night.
Democrats prevailed in Senate races in Massachusetts, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania, indicating that the Senate will remain in Democratic hands.
Why is 270 the magic number on Election Day? Because it's the number of Electoral College votes needed to win the presidency. A look at the messy system the Founding Fathers bequeathed us.
Among pundits and prognosticators – as well as the public at large – there's an expectation that President Obama will win reelection, despite the fact that the race is still a virtual tie, nationally.
Early voting results show the vote total for Democrats is relatively lower than in Election 2008, and the GOP's is higher. Republican strategists say this is a sign of weakness for Obama. Still, Republicans trail Democrats in early voting.
On the eve of a historically tight election, a writer drives through swing states and listens to the voices of America, hearing one overriding plea: 'Washington, stop bickering. Get something done!'