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  1. Comment - News - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    US presidential election: the power of the Asian vote

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... to vote. And vote they did. Obama took the presidency, in part thanks to a historic win in the southern state. It marked the first time Virginia had voted Democratic since electing president Lyndon Johnson in 1964, and never before had Asian-Americans had such a targeted impact on a US election. But four years on, it is a different story. Virginia is once again in play and the campaign ...

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    US election much too close to call

    Posted Nov 06th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode in Washington greg.torode@scmp.com Doubts remain in both camps as an exhausting campaign ends and the moment of truth nears Fight to the finish in a battle much too close to call Young vote could again be crucial Ignore the choreographed bonho ...

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    US election campaigns reshuffled as storm nears

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have been forced to overhaul their election campaign plans to avoid Hurricane Sandy that was expected to wreak havoc on the US east coast. Wary ... President Bill Clinton in Ohio, the swing state seen as key to winning the election. "The president's priority right now is the safety and security of Americans who are in the path ...

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    Greg Torode examines implications for China in US election

    Posted Oct 28th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... engagement with China since Richard Nixon blazed the trail to Mao Zedong's Beijing 40 years ago. But that bipartisanship extends in a very different way to White House election campaigns. While ... to administration officials, it is clear that US intelligence concerns over Chinese commercial involvement in sensitive communications, as well as cybersecurity, go far beyond the election cycle. "Any ...

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    Obama conspiracy theory messages flood key US election states

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by The New York Times in Boynton Beach, Florida

    ... the latest example of how secretive forces outside the presidential campaigns can sweep into battleground states days before the election. This summer, a group of well-financed conservative activists ...

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    Casino union, moguls wage election fight in Nevada

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in Las Vegas

    ... The Guardian in Las Vegas Casino workers take on their owners in a crucial sideshow to the presidential election Stakes are high in Nevada's capital-versus-labour battle When Karl ... their clout to flood the airwaves with political advertisements to try to tilt an election their way. Yet in Nevada, capital and labour are locked in a test of strength which could help determine ...

  7. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Power of tweets may set tone for US election success

    Posted Aug 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Power of tweets may set tone for election success Will tweets make the difference in the 2012 US presidential election? Twitter and other social media are being used by candidates to energise supporters, raise funds and shift the focus of the public debate for what some call the nation's first "social election" in November. Twitter ...

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    Mitt Romney 'disagrees' with Richard Mourdock's rape comments

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg in Indiana

    ... Bloomberg in Indiana Romney flees from 'rape' comments Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney distanced himself from controversial comments by Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who said pregnancy caused by rape is some ...

  9. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Mitt Romney has the momentum campaigns crave

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... a more impressive war chest ahead of the November 6 election- cash he will use in an advertising blitzkrieg in key states. The panic was evident in an appeal to supporters sent from ... the stops if we are going to win this thing. It is whole different ball game." Momentum, of course, is no platitude or cliché but part of the hard science of winning elections. It helps ...

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    Pro-choice and anti-abortion groups set to battle it out in vital Virginia

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... As is the case across the United States, the economy is the dominant concern for voters in Virginia, but here abortion is such a hot issue that it could tip the balance on election day. Capturing ... pro-choice supporters to the ballot box on election day. "We are targeting historically under-represented women- minorities, single mothers and low-income women- to make sure that women's ...




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