Politics Blog

AP: Obama wins Michigan, Romney takes Alabama

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is the winner of the 16 electoral votes in Michigan - the state that benefitted the most from the auto industry bailout. Michigan, where Mitt Romney's father served as governor, wasn't heavily contested by the two campaigns, though it did see some late GOP advertising.     

Behind the scenes: Reporting from the Cannabis Cafe

Behind the scenes: Reporting from the Cannabis Cafe

KATU Reporter Thom Jensen and Photographer Mike Brandenberger are covering Measure 80 tonight. That's the one that would legalize marijuana, so what better place to do the story than from the Cannabis Cafe in Southeast Portland?

What the ?!?

Spotted at the Jefferson Smith camp this evening. Are they expecting a lot of kids? LOL

AP: Obama wins Vermont, Romney wins Kentucky

From the Associated Press:

President Barack Obama won Vermont and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney countered with Kentucky Tuesday in a duel for the White House shadowed by a weak economy and high unemployment that crimped middle class dreams for millions.

Gotta love the hat!

Susan Mardas celebrates Election Day by wearing a festive hat Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, while waiting for her mother to vote in Scarborough, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Ballot drop-offs are busy!

Here are a few photos from our freelance photographer, Kai Hayashi, who was out and about today at local ballot drop-off points. Voting closes at 8 p.m.