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Record Number Of Early Votes Expected Ahead Of Election Day

Tuesday marks six weeks until Election Day, but registered voters in two dozen states are already able to cast a ballot for president.

Early Voting Grows In Popularity Across Country

Melissa Block talks with Michael McDonald of the U.S. Elections Project at George Mason University. They discuss the history of early voting in the United States and how widespread it is today.

Colorado Springs Soaks In Triple The Political Ads

In Colorado Springs, advertising for the presidential race has tripled compared with the same time four years ago. It's enough to drive even the most fervent political partisans over the edge.

Todd Akin Bets He Still Has A Chance

The Republican nominee for Senate in Missouri will never stop being asked questions about "legitimate rape." Still, the state is conservative enough to have kept him close with six weeks to go. And now he's been joined on the campaign trail by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Can Bad Campaigners Make Good Presidents?

Some pundits say the stumbling GOP presidential campaign should be seen as a bellwether for a possible Romney White House.

Rep. Cleaver Pushes To Prep Black Voters

The Congressional Black Caucus is hosting a series of voter registration and education efforts throughout the country. Missouri Democrat Emanuel Cleaver is the chairman of the CBC. He tells guest host Celeste Headlee new voter identification laws have made these efforts even more important.

Could Gay Marriage Keep Black Voters From Polls?

Historically, pastors have played a big role in organizing get-out-the-vote efforts within the African American community. But the issue of same-sex marriage has divided faith leaders. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with Reverend Derek McCoy of the Maryland Marriage Alliance about how the issue could affect the black vote.