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Some complaints surface amid stepped-up efforts to monitor voting fraud

Tea party supporters became poll watchers in precincts across Houston to guard against voter fraud. A fight over absentee ballots erupted as an issue in Pennsylvania. Democrats in Delaware accused…

Republicans make gains in governorships

Republicans seized control of a majority of the nation’s governorships Tuesday, recapturing conservative states and displacing Democratic governors as voters expressed widespread dissatisfaction with the party in power. Read the…

Resurgent Republicans take back control of the House

Republicans captured control of the House on Tuesday, all but ensuring that a chamber that has been the primary accelerator of President Obama’s ambitious agenda will instead begin crafting legislation…

Once again, the electorate demanded a new start

There is no blunter way for voters to send a message. For the third election in a row, Americans kicked a political party out of power. Read the full story…

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As Democrats lose House, Nancy Pelosi’s historic reign as speaker ends

Nancy Pelosi, the most powerful woman in American politics, lost her job as speaker of the House on Tuesday as voters delivered a sharp rebuke to the party she helped…

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Fear, frustration reign at the polls

They came with their worries about the country, their dismay about an ugly campaign and their trepidation about their choices. Read the full story from The Washington Post”…

In preview of 2012, interest groups drive spending through roof

If you think the 2010 elections were expensive, just wait until 2012. Read the full story from The Washington Post”…

Economic worries overshadow all others

Voters heading to the polls Tuesday have watched ads warning them about the threat of China and the dangers of illegal immigration. They have heard candidates rail against the stimulus…