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Top Celebrity Tweets & Posts on Election 2012

Nov 7, 2012, 1:14 pm EDT
Top Celebrity Tweets & Posts on Election 2012

Yesterday’s presidential election was an opportunity for a variety of celebrities to make their political opinions known on social media platforms.

Among the big-name supporters of President Obama who tweeted their support — and eventually, their satisfaction at the outcome — included Cher, Paul McCartney, Fran Drescher, Pamela Anderson, Eve Longoria, Snoop Dog and Katy Perry, the Examiner noted.

    “THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION OF OUR LIVES! IF YOU WANT BUSH ON STEROIDS VOTE FOR romney – Cher We invested 4 years in Obama, don’t bail now when Obama can really bust out. 1 more term! Pres Obama played a bad hand well! Kudos 2 Obama Vote – Fran Drescher Paul McCartney sends his support to @BarackObama @TheDemocrats – Paul McCartney

Meanwhile, Mitt Romney’s supporters tweeted growing unease and finally sadness as the election returns showed their candidate falling short in both the Electoral College and popular vote tallies. Read 

Election 2012 — What We Learned

Nov 7, 2012, 7:53 am EDT
Election 2012 — What We Learned

Now that President Barack Obama has secured another four years in the Oval Office, and Congress has retained its basic power structure, what will be different? And what do the results tell us about the political landscape going forward?

Short-term uncertainty remains, while medium term certainty prevails. The Demographic Wave

It’s now undeniable: The makeup of the electorate is changing. Mitt Romney won a greater share of the white vote than any presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan’s landslide victory in 1984, but he lost the race as a record number of Hispanic voters pulled the lever. Read 

Americans: Don’t Look Down Your Nose at Mexico

Nov 6, 2012, 1:41 pm EDT
Americans: Don’t Look Down Your Nose at Mexico

The past week has brought political theater to a level that most of us will witness only a few times in our lives — a hotly contested presidential election that could go either way, coming right down to the wire.

After watching the campaign evolve for 18 months now, Americans finally get a chance to go to the polls and cast their vote for president — and, of course, for Congress as well. Unfortunately, the day also brings a sober reminder:

Our next class of political leaders will have a mess on their hands. Read 

Election Day Freebies: Get Yours

Nov 6, 2012, 11:20 am EDT

Election Day is upon us. And in addition to getting to choose the next leader of the Free World, there are a variety of freebies to be had. Which is a good thing, since taxes are likely to be going up next year, no matter who wins.

The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal will both allow non-subscribers to access their online election content for free on Tuesday and Wednesday, depending on how long it takes to figure out who won, according to CNBC.

Voters wearing an “I Voted” sticker — obtainable at polling places — can get a number of free products today, Daily Finance notes. Read 

The President’s Effect on the Market’s Next Four Years

Nov 6, 2012, 6:45 am EDT
The President’s Effect on the Market’s Next Four Years

I’ve been mostly silent throughout the 2012 election campaign. Conservative or liberal, Democrat or Republican, we’re all interested in making profitable investments. Why ruin it with politics?

I’m going to stick my big toe into these political waters, though, because I’ve been getting a lot of mail from readers who are concerned about the election and want to know what — if any — effects it will have on their portfolios. It might sound somewhat cliché to say that there is a lot at stake for this country over the next four years, but it is true.

Unfortunately, I see little real leadership potential in either candidate, and I have no faith that either of them has an appreciation for what needs to be done … let alone the backbone to do it. Read 

NJ Residents Can Vote in Presidential Election Via Fax or E-Mail

Nov 5, 2012, 8:00 pm EDT
NJ Residents Can Vote in Presidential Election Via Fax or E-Mail

With many election officials worried about Superstorm Sandy’s possible effects on the election tomorrow, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie decided to take action.

Christie announced on Saturday that New Jersey voters displaced by Sandy will have the option to vote by e-mail or fax. Registered voters will have to send a ballot application by e-mail or fax to their local county clerk, who will then e-mail or fax back an appropriate ballot. Ballots must be returned by 8 p.m. on election day.

According to New Jersey’s Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, the goal is to alleviate pressure on polling places tomorrow. In addition, New Jersey will be using military trucks in place of some damaged polling sites. Read 

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