Election 2012 Results and Exit Polls: LIVE Coverage of Decision 2012

The stakes are high this Election Day. Americans may re-elect the first African-American president. We may elect our first openly gay senator. In as many as three states, we may make marriage possible for same-sex couples. Voter suppression laws and campaign finance laws are being tested. 

Want to avoid "Dewey Defeats Truman" syndrome? Prefer to abstain from trying to sift legitimate and reliable information from the chaos of Twitter? Conscientiously objecting to relying on the parade of talking heads on television?

Here, live coverage of the election will include on-the-spot parsing of exit polls — the questions they ask, the way they ask them, the size of their sample — and real-time selective aggregation of reliable reporting and analysis. 


 

Stay tuned for updates that will make more sense than those of the usual talking head.

UPDATE - 8:50 PM 

Biggest surprise so far? North Carolina numbers remaining close after 27 percent of vote reporting. 

UPDATE - 9:22 PM

North Carolina starting to turn for Romney with 46.3 percent reporting.

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Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

Rebecca has worked on campaigns and policy projects on five continents, most recently as a Henry Luce Scholar at the Asian Human Rights Commission and Asian Legal Resources Center in Hong Kong from 2010 to 2011. Previously, Rebecca served as Deputy National Press Secretary of the Democratic National Committee during the 2008 presidential election. She has also worked for the Center for American Progress, Change.org, and the Office of James Carville. Rebecca contributed to James Carville’s 40 More Years: How Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation as co-author. She also led research for Paul Begala's Third Term. Her writing has appeared in Jurist, The Nation, The Huffington Post, and The Atlantic. Rebecca also reviews manuscripts on American politics for Berrett-Koehler Publishers. Her web site is www.buckwalterpoza.com.

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