2012 general election

Politics
4:40 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Kentucky's house district 7 race not yet decided

Although the 2012 General Election is over, voters in Kentucky's seventh house district must wait to find out who's going to represent them in Frankfort. The district covers Union County and parts of Daviess and Henderson counties. Unofficial results have Democrat John Arnold winning over Republican Tim Kline by a margin of just five votes. Kline has not conceded the race. He wants the Kentucky secretary of state’s office to recanvass the district.

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Politics
12:22 pm
Tue November 6, 2012

Voter Traffic Varied Across Region

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Kentucky voters have until six p.m. to cast their ballots today. Officials at the Marshall County Clerk’s office report a large turnout. Some listeners report waiting up to an hour to vote, while others report no line at all.

Regulars at the Hungry Bear restaurant in Murray are timid about politics today. Many didn’t want to talk about their vote. 

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Morning Cram
8:18 am
Mon November 5, 2012

The Morning Cram [campaign all-nighter edition]

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From NPR: Tomorrow, as those who follow politics probably know, is Election Day. The battle between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney has been contentious, expensive, personal, illuminating, ugly, frustrating, petty, enlightening and, above all, long. And it is expected to be close.

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Politics
7:17 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Tennessee Republicans Aiming for Dual-Supermajority

Tennessee Republicans expect to add to their already considerable advantage in the state House tomorrow. That’s despite the loss of seven Republican incumbents in August primary races. Governor Bill Haslam is predicting GOP supermajorities in both chambers.

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Education
9:00 am
Sun November 4, 2012

How Will the Next Generation of Voters Pick a President?

GCHS students vote in a mock presidential election at the school.
Credit Shelly Baskin / WKMS

Every four years a large group of voters get a chance to cast their first ballot for the U.S. President. These voters were m ost likely in high school the last time a president was elected. After a big turn-out of young voters helped push President Barack Obama to victory in the 2008 election, new voters have become a major focus for this year’s campaigns. So with both sides trying to turn young adults into their next party faithful, how does this next generation of voters decide which candidate is right for them?

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Politics
12:37 pm
Sat August 4, 2012

Local Races Major Draw for 2012 Fancy Farm

Fancy Farm Picnic attendees chow down in the Knights of Columbus hall before the political speaking.

While the humidity is running high, a smaller slate of candidates hasn't dampened the crowd at the 2012 Fancy Farm Picnic. The event draws thousands each year, and its stump speaking is the traditional kickoff of the general election campaign season in Kentucky. Speakers start at 2 p.m. Central time.

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Politics
3:46 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

Americans Elect Hopes to Bring Voting into "21st Century"

A national group that hopes to give voters more choices in this year's presidential election is bringing its campaign to Kentucky.

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