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Poll: Some Voters Find D.C.'s Closed Primary System Unfair

The District of Columbia has a long history of closed primaries, but many D.C. voters surveyed for a recent poll said they don't believe that's the fairest way to select local leaders.

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Absentee Ballots In Maryland Counties Missing Pages

Maryland State Board of Elections officials are urging absentee voters in Prince George's and Montgomery counties to check their ballots.


WWII Veteran Who Inspired Thousands With Deathbed Vote Has Died

Frank Tanabe, who was in a California internment camp when he volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army, was 93. A photo of him voting from his deathbed went viral this month.

Colin Powell Endorses Obama Again

The former secretary of state and retired general, a Republican, also endorsed then-Sen. Barack Obama's presidential bid in 2008. "I think we ought to keep on the track that we are on," he said on CBS This Morning.

Amid VP Run, Ryan Working To Keep House Seat

Rep. Paul Ryan is campaigning across the battleground states as Mitt Romney's running mate, in hopes of being the next vice president. But he's also running for re-election in Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District.

Romney Exudes Confidence In Nevada, Iowa

Mitt Romney continued his post-debate campaign swing Wednesday.

'Fired Up' Obama Makes Appeal To Early Voters

President Obama barnstormed from Iowa to Las Vegas and L.A. on Wednesday, before taking a red eye back east.

A Challenging House Race In California's Heartland

Freshman California Rep. Jeff Denham, a self-described Valley farmer and Republican businessman, is in a battle against challenger Jose Hernandez, former NASA astronaut and engineer-businessman in a realigned district in the San Joaquin Valley. It's a tight race, with lots of money being poured into both candidates from their respective parties.