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News sources say Gov. Romney wins  the five electoral votes of West Virginia and the nine electoral votes of South Carolina, 0 percent and 1 percent of precincts reporting respectively. Ohio results are beginning to come in.  Romney leading 57 percent to Obama's 42 percent with one percent...

According to various news sources President Obama has won Vermont's four electoral votes with 0 percent of precincts reporting.  Gov. Romney has won Kentucky's eight electoral votes with 15 percent of precincts reporting and Indiana's 11 electoral votes with eight percent of precincts reporting. Currently, Gov. Romney is leading in the polls in Virginia...

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By Michael Grimaud and Mary Adele Smith No matter where you live in the United States, you know that November 6 is no ordinary Tuesday this year. It is, of course, Election Day in the 2012 presidential campaign. In prior election years, the youth vote hasn’t always been much of a factor. Why don’t many young people vote? Dr. Michael Henderson, assistant professor...

  By Allison Brooks, Chandler LeDoyen and Jared Senseman After Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant sparked controversy by urging voters to show ID when they vote on Tuesday, Democrats in Lafayette County have been trying to get the word out that there is no law requiring an ID to vote in Mississippi. Mississippi's voter ID law is still pending approval from the...

By Clancy Smith and Mary Adele Smith The number of voters in the Lafayette County area is expected to be larger than usual, according to Election Commissioner Mary K. Hemphill. “This election is going to be so different from most elections that we have; the presidential election always is because more people come out than they would for a regular county or municipal...

Today is Election Day. In election years prior, the youth vote hasn’t always been much of a factor. Michael Henderson, assistant professor of political science at The University of Mississippi, said the fact that many younger voters move around a lot is to blame. “If you’re a younger American, you tend to be more mobile,” Henderson said. “Which means that if...

Educational scholar RoSusan Bartee became the first black individual awarded tenure and promoted to full professorship in July in the Department of Leadership and Counselor Development, but her work was for more than attention and accolades. “My work was not strictly for tenure and promotion,” Bartee said. “It was about being able to position myself...

Election Day has arrived, and while the polls are open for voting, the work for the employees at the County Circuit Clerk’s Office is far from over. Lafayette County Circuit Clerk Baretta Mosley believes that voter turnout for this year’s election will be high. “Usually our absentee ballots are an indicator for the number of voters and our absentee numbers...