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California Citizens Redistricting Commission member Vincent Barabba, left, watches as Secretary of State Debra Bowen certifies one of the new legislative and congressional maps in Sacramento, Calif., in this file photo.

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California Citizens Redistricting Commission member Vincent Barabba, left, watches as Secretary of State Debra Bowen certifies one of the new legislative and congressional maps in Sacramento, Calif., in this file photo.

Grading California’s Congressional Map

The California congressional district map used for the Nov. 6 election was the first crafted by an independent redistricting commission. The idea was to draw more compact and competitive districts than the map it is superseding, a document drawn by partisan...

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David Axelrod, senior strategist for President Obama's re-election campaign, reflects on the 2012 contest during a public forum at the University of Chicago on Nov. 26, 2012.

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David Axelrod, senior strategist for President Obama's re-election campaign, reflects on the 2012 contest during a public forum at the University of Chicago on Nov. 26, 2012.

Axelrod Shares His Romney Campaign Surprises

David Axelrod didn’t have much praise for Mitt Romney’s campaign when asked last night what the Republican challenger and his aides did well in the 2012 presidential race. “They raised money well,” said Axelrod, President Barack Obama’s longtime political strategist....

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Arkansas Republicans gather for an election watch party in Little Rock, Ark., on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Arkansas Republicans gather for an election watch party in Little Rock, Ark., on Nov. 6, 2012.

Arkansas Votes More Republican Amid Obama Wins

Arkansas zigs as most of the nation zags. As he was losing nationally to President Barack Obama in the Nov. 6 election, Mitt Romney took 60.57 percent of the vote in Arkansas, the biggest share by a Republican presidential candidate...

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Victoria Williams processes a mail-in ballot at the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters office in Calif., on Oct. 31, 2012.

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Victoria Williams processes a mail-in ballot at the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters office in Calif., on Oct. 31, 2012.

Not All Contests on Nov. 6 Ballots Are Democrats vs. Republicans

Most of the federal elections on tomorrow’s ballots pit Democrats against Republicans. Yet there are some intraparty contests worth watching in California and Louisiana, where same-party matchups are possible under those states’ unusual election laws. In California, which adopted a...

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Supporters chant "four more years" as President Barack Obama addresses a campaign event at in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Supporters chant "four more years" as President Barack Obama addresses a campaign event at in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 70

That’s the percentage of people who have given a lot of thought to the Nov. 6 election, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted Sept. 12-16. Overall interest in the race is down from a similar point in 2008,...

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