• ELECTION WATCH: Obama kids to IL, Ryan in VA

    Around the country on Election Day 2012 with AP reporters bringing the latest developments to you.

    November 6, 2012

  • Mitt-Ballot.jpg VIDEO: Romney casts ballot in presidential race

    Mitt Romney casts his ballot in the U.S. presidential election. The Republican challenger still has campaign rallies Tuesday in the crucial battleground state of Ohio and neighboring Pennsylvania.

    November 6, 2012 1 Photo

  • Vote sign at polling place LIVE BLOG: Election Day updates

    Get the latest updates on the 2012 presidential election from a variety of national news outlets, including PBS NewsHour, The Boston Globe, and many more.

    November 6, 2012 1 Photo

  • Americans face prospect of status quo Congress

    A barrage of negative ads, more than $2 billion in spending and endless campaign stops all come down to this: Americans likely will elect a Congress as divided as the one they’ve been ranting about for two years.

    November 5, 2012

  • No rest in final campaign hours for Obama, Romney

    The White House the prize, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney raced through a final full day of campaigning on Monday through Ohio and other battleground states holding the keys to victory in a tight race. Both promised brighter days ahead for a nation still struggling with a sluggish economy and high joblessness.

    November 5, 2012

  • Vote sign at polling place 8 questions about the presidential election

    Will there be a winner on election night? Will damage from Hurricane Sandy have an impact on the election? The Washington Post answers these and other important questions as Election Day approaches.

    November 5, 2012 1 Photo

  • Obama focuses on turnout, Romney on Pennsylvania

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Just two days from the finish, President Barack Obama’s campaign is mobilizing a massive get-out-the-vote effort aimed at carrying the Democrat to victory, as Republican Mitt Romney makes a late play for votes in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania.

    November 4, 2012

  • At the end, Romney, Obama spar over voter revenge

    MENTOR, Ohio (AP) — Reaching for the finish line, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama embarked Saturday on the final 72-hour haul of their long, grinding quest for victory, swatting at one another over what should motivate Americans to vote, which candidate they can trust and offering dueling pictures of what the next four years should bring.

    November 3, 2012

  • image_preview.cgi.jpg How the world would vote in the U.S. election

    Sure, polling may suggest that the world isn't following the 2012 U.S. election as closely as it did the 2008 presidential race, but that doesn't mean people overseas don't care about the campaign's outcome.

    November 2, 2012 1 Photo

  • iStock_000020842049Small.jpg Talking to kids about elections - without bias

    As much as we might want the election to be over, in these last few days of the campaign, there's a real opportunity for parents to help educate the next generation of voters.

    November 1, 2012 1 Photo