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Gun Sales Surge, Just Like When Obama Was Elected the First Time

Following President Obama's victory last week, gun sales have spiked, much like they did in 2008 when he was first elected. Second Amendment supporters fear that a Democratic administration will tighten the screws on their ability to possess certain firearms, so the idea is to buy as many as possible while they're still available.

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Big Money Did Not Lead to Big Wins This Election

In the recent election, millionaires like Donald Trump and Jeffery Katzenberg tried to grease the political wheels with their contributions toward "super PACs," which can accept and spend huge amounts of money on political races. However, only three out of 10 of the most expensive Senate races were successful in placing a well-greased candidate into position, according to recent campaign data.

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Dead Candidate Wins in Alabama
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Dead Candidate Wins Election in Alabama

If there's any doubt how strong the GOP's hold on Alabama is, consider this -- a Republican nominee beat out the Democratic incumbent for a seat on the Bibb County Commission last week despite the fact that he died a month earlier. Congratulations, Alabama, on taking partisanship to a whole new level.

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Watch President Obama’s Emotional Moment While Thanking His Staff

Even if you weren't hoping for Obama to win reelection this week, you have to admit that he seems very grateful he did. We can tell because he started crying in front of a bunch of people.

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2012 Election Day Wrap-Up: Senate Races, Ballot Measures and Florida’s Tied Again

Do you see that one part of the map there in the lower-right corner that's not like the rest of the map? If you were of political age in 2000, this mostly red-and-blue map looks frighteningly familiar, but fear not: even though the phrase "Florida is still too close to call" may send shudders down many people's spines, this time around it won't matter much.

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Mitt Romney’s Concession Speech – Election 2012 [TRANSCRIPT, VIDEO]

Shortly after midnight on Nov. 7, 2012, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney addressed supporters in Boston, Mass. with his official concession speech. Romney lost the race to the White House after President Barack Obama clinched 303 electoral votes to Romney's 206.

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President Obama’s Re-Election Victory Speech – Election 2012 [TRANSCRIPT, VIDEO]

On Nov. 6, 2012, Barack Obama was re-elected as President of the United States of America by the American people after clinching 303 electoral votes (270 votes are needed for the presidency).

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Planning to Tweet or Instagram Your Ballot? You May Be Committing a Felony

Voting in a presidential election is pretty exciting. And, these days, when we do something exciting we want to tell the world about it through social network sites like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

But while there may be a temptation to take a photo of your completed ballot and post it on the internet with pride, it's not a very good idea. In fact in states like Wisconsin it's a felony to let anybody else see your ballot or a photo of your ballot.

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