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Anti-Gay Rep. Allen West Concedes After Fla. Recount Fight

By Matt Sedensky | Tuesday Nov 20, 2012
Tea party firebrand Rep. Allen West conceded his re-election fight Tuesday, two weeks after the election gave way to court appearances, two partial recounts and unending accusations by his camp that the vote count wasn’t fair.

A Closer Look at How Wilton Manors Voted in the Presidential Election

By Sean McShee | Monday Nov 19, 2012
We can use the election results in places like Wilton Manors to examine the influence of the LGBT community in the electoral process.

Ultra-Rightwing U.S. Fla. Rep. Allen West Wants Hand Recount After Losing Against Pro-Gay Dem.

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Nov 9, 2012
An outspoken, highly controversial, ultra-conservative politician from Florida who has made controversial comments regarding the LGBT community is now demanding a hand recount after losing in a close race on Tuesday.

Obama Bets Electorate Matches 2008 and Wins

By Thomas Beaumont | Wednesday Nov 7, 2012
It turned out that Americans who cast ballots looked collectively much more like what President Barack Obama had envisioned - a diverse tapestry that reflected a changing America - than the whiter, older electorate Mitt Romney had banked on.

Leading LGBT Organizations Share Their Wish List With Obama

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Nov 7, 2012
EDGE Media Network reached out to the nation’s LGBT organizations before Election Day to ask what they wanted to see from the new president, from HIV funding to protection of service members and seniors, to combating homelessness and bullying.

Suspense to the End, Obama, Romney Yield to Voters

By Nancy Benac | Tuesday Nov 6, 2012
Two fierce competitors who’ve given their all, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney now yield center stage to voters Tuesday for an Election Day choice that will frame the contours of government and the nation for years to come.

Pot, Gay Marriage, Suicide are Ballot-Item Topics

By David Crary | Wednesday Oct 31, 2012
Although the 2012 presidential election has been focused on the economy, voters in some states will have the chance to vote on hot button issues not fully discussed by the candidates, including gay marriage, assisted suicide and marijuana legalization.

Recall of Pro Marriage Equality Judge May Boost Romney Vote in Iowa

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Oct 29, 2012
Conservative magazine the National Review speculates that Iowa voters, motivated to recall a State Supreme Court judge who voted for gay marriage, could swing the state -- & the national -- presidential election for Mitt Romney.

Guns, Climate, Gays Missing in Presidential Race

By Charles Babington | Thursday Oct 25, 2012
Gay marriage, climate change, global warming or gun control did not come up during the presidential debates.

Log Cabin Republicans Endorse Romney for President

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Oct 24, 2012
The Log Cabin Republicans, a Republican gay rights group, announced on Tuesday that they will endorsee Mitt Romney for president just weeks before voting takes place.