2012 Election

Romney supporters anxiously wait for incoming presidential election results at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Romney conceded the election on November 7.

Joe Kennedy at State of the city

Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III visits Faneuil Hall to hear Mayor Thomas M. Menino give the State of the City. Kennedy was elected to Congress from Barney Frank ’61-’62’s Fourth District this past November when he defeated Sean Bielat by a nearly 20 percent margin.

Patrick Expected To Appoint Interim Senator Wednesday

Governor Deval L. Patrick ’78 is expected to appoint an interim Senator to replace John F. Kerry, who resigned from his post Tuesday after easily winning Senate confirmation to become the next Secretary of State.

HSPH Researchers Analyze Election Polls for Voter Opinions on Public Health Issues

Based on analysis of polls conducted during the November elections, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have predicted tension in the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and in future budget negotiations regarding Medicare funding,

Professor Challenges Theories on Elections

Bartels used the annual social sciences lecture at the Radcliffe Institute on Tuesday to challenge commonly held beliefs about elections—all of which, he says, are false.

Massachusetts Election Results

On Tuesday, the Massachusetts Secretary of State certified what most people around the country already knew: the Bay State is weird. Even as the rest of the country showed near-record apathy on Election Day, Massachusetts voters came out in record numbers.

After Election, South Boston Remains Swing Area

BOSTON—Matt Leduc is a registered Independent. Sitting on his front stoop while awaiting a ride to the Patriots tailgate, Leduc, like many in South Boston, said he leans Democratic but votes both ways. In the hotly contested U.S. Senate race between Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown, that meant supporting Brown.

Panelists Hope for Bipartisanship in Education Reform

Though education reform did not play a prominent role in the discourse surrounding the 2012 presidential election, there is hope for bipartisan compromise on the issue during President Obama’s second term, according to panelists at a discussion at the Graduate School of Education on Thursday.

Study: Interest Groups Influence Ballot Initiatives

A new study conducted by Harvard Kennedy School assistant professor Todd T. Rogers revealed that campaign efforts by independent political organizations have a significant influence on the outcome of ballot measures.

Congressman Discusses Campaign Finance Reform

Democratic Congressman John P.S. Sarbanes discussed the dangers of money to democracy and his efforts to change campaign finance system.

Professors Urge Action on Climate Change

Affiliates at the Harvard Kennedy School said that President Obama can no longer ignore the environment in light of Hurricane Sandy.

Fate of Marijuana Law Unclear on Campus

The jury is still out about whether the new legislation means that the University will allow the use of the substance on campus once the law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2013.

Professors Share Views on Election Win for Obama

On Wednesday, several Harvard professors said that while they reacted to Obama’s victory Tuesday with a level of enthusiasm similar to that in 2008, his win in 2012 was momentous for different reasons.

2012 Election Results

President Barack Obama won the 2012 Presidential election on Tuesday night, defeating former Governor Mitt Romney by a margin of 132 electoral votes. The Democratic Party maintained a majority of seats in the Senate, while the Republican Party held onto control in the House of Representatives.

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