After an epic presidential race and a campaign destined to help redefine American politics, Sen. Barack Obama was projected by major news networks to be the winner of the 2008 presidential race Tuesday, making him the country's first African-American leader.
In a concession speech, GOP rival John McCain congratulated Obama, saying "the American people have spoken."
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A group of immigrant volunteers, many undocumented, have joined CHIRLA (the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles) in a get-out-the-vote campaign in the San Fernando Valley.
Part of a larger state-wide initiative in California called "Mobilize the Immigrant Vote," they aim to register new citizens and allow undocumented immigrants a voice in this year's election. Xochitl Dorsey of the National Minority Consortia reports.
Franken Wins Minnesota Senate Case in Court; Coleman Concedes More than seven months after Election Day, the U.S. Senate race in Minnesota drew to a final conclusion on June 30, when the state Supreme Court backed Al Franken's victory and Norm Coleman conceded the race. Here is a recap of key developments:
Inmate Re-entry Programs Aim to Strengthen Family Ties While campaigning for the presidency, one of the themes then-candidate Barack Obama touched on was the state of black families. The Obama team has voice support for programs like Hope House, which helps incarcerated and formerly incarcerated fathers reconnect with their families.
January 05, 2009
Minn. Election Board Certifies Franken Ahead in Senate Race After a two-month recount process, Democrat Al Franken has been certified with more votes than Republican Norm Coleman for one of Minnesota's seats in the U.S. Senate, but legal challenges from Coleman could keep the race unresolved for weeks.
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