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November 2nd, 2010
07:19 AM ET

Election Day 2010: Voters get their say

American Morning is on live this morning from 5:00AM to 9:00AM today, and we'll pick right back up at 3AM tomorrow morning and go live until 12:00pm with the latest election results.

This morning, we have interviews with DNC Chairman Tim Kaine and Republican Senate Candidate for Kentucky Rand Paul.

Here's what we're reading this morning:
Election finally in the hands of nation's voters
No dearth of U.S. voter resources online
After a long and nasty campaign, voters finally decide on Tuesday

Today, we want to hear from you. Will you be voting? Why are you voting? What races are you interested in this year?

Filed under: American Morning • Midterm elections • Politics
soundoff (15 Responses)

    The PRESIDENTIAL NEWS CONFERENCE on NBC NEWS SPECIAL REPORT was nothing less than a continued browbeating of this president, by the antagonistic news media jocks. From his first day on the job, they've been on a mission to sabatoge, discount, dismiss, plant negative seeds out to the not so informed voters. Here they are now trying to make him tote the full weight of the results of yesterdays elections. IT'S BEEN A SAD 2 YEARS IN AMERICA! THIS PRESIDENT HASN'T HAD ANY SUPPORT ON ANYTHING HE'S TRIED TO DO!

    November 3, 2010 at 1:40 pm |
  2. Agatha Ann

    John Roberts:

    Good job grilling Mike Pence. I am frightened to think he might run for President in 2012.

    Here's what I must say to Mr. Pence:

    You could not be more WRONG when you say that the American people want limited government. The American people want it ALL: they don’t want to pay for health care or unemployment for people they deem unworthy of it. But, they DO want to spend trillions of dollars to fight two wars, clean up after the mess of an irresponsible, multi-national oil company, and receive tax cuts for themselves.

    So– you are wrong when you say that the American people want smaller government: they only want smaller government when it doesn’t affect them personally.

    Prove me wrong.

    Agatha Ann
    Rochester, MN.

    November 3, 2010 at 8:51 am |
  3. Earnestine Colbert

    Today in America God has prevailed. Now America will see just what Republicans are all about, the young ones not agreeing with the older ones in what will become the "Clash of the Titans". But the real truth will still boil down to this. "Are they still not willing to work with President Obama?. Truth is that Americans are thier own worse enemy. We wanted everything that we wanted even though we could not afford it. Downsize your lifestyles and give up your credit card and live on your CASH.

    November 3, 2010 at 8:34 am |
  4. MeLoN

    Harry Reid's statement this morning proves he is an idiot. He said ObamaCare has stopped the insurance companies from bankrupting the country ... lol... ObamaCare FORCES all Americans to BUY health insurance.

    Wanna help Americans? Get the insurance companies out of the health care business and give health care to ALL Americans... @ the same price.

    November 3, 2010 at 8:00 am |

    Many voters claimed to have wanted 'change', but everything the PRESIDENT has tried to do to affect change has been challenged by naysayers and haters; literally picked apart by the 'good ole boy' system through the media! The perpetual media assassinations of everything the man has done to try to 'get the bicylce out of the ditch' has reaked havoc, confusion and fear in the psyches/minds of many of the original 'change' voters! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED GOP! MOSES had some rathering to go back to EGYPT too!

    November 3, 2010 at 5:10 am |
  6. beth

    RIP middle-class America. It will be interesting to see which corporations' initial stock investments go up on Wednesday morning. By bet is on Big Oil, Pharmaceuticals, and Haliburton. Thank you to the Supreme Court for ensuring that this would happen.

    November 3, 2010 at 4:59 am |

    Of course I did vote just like I've always done. There have to many people threatened, beaten an killed for some of us to even be afforded THIS right! I agree with DAN 100%. If one doesn't vote then he shouldn't complain, PERIOD! I say, If you don't vote, then you don't count! I AM INTERESTED IN ALL OF THE RACES THIS YEAR, BECAUSE I KNOW THAT WHAT HAPPENS IN THESE RACES WIII DIRECTLY AFFECT OR CONTINUE TO INFECT THE AGENDA OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION! I'm disappointed by the 'sweep' of the GOP in the house!

    November 3, 2010 at 4:39 am |
  8. Fred Robinson

    A referendum on the future of America is being held today. Do the voters wanr a return to past failed policies, or a continuation of what works. Change is never easy. The United States is moving in a different direction. This time will one day be seen as a great moment for the country.

    Keep the change going.


    November 2, 2010 at 9:49 am |
  9. Janet Hull

    VOTE TODAY. Winners, do not gloat. Losers, do not be bitter. Vote, Then let it go. Remember voters, we are all on the same team.

    November 2, 2010 at 9:19 am |
  10. tm1946

    Please vote. It is the only hope this country has. Chose a side and stick with them. I will and my family, some of whom will probably chose the wrong side, will vote. Your country needs your guidance.

    November 2, 2010 at 9:16 am |
  11. slider

    For the first time in my life I voted a straight republican ticket. A shame we are in such a much bigger mess in only two years.

    November 2, 2010 at 8:55 am |
  12. Pauly

    If every vote counts, why did Bush get elected in 2000 when he lost the popular vote by 540,000?

    November 2, 2010 at 8:24 am |
  13. Pauly

    Every vote counts? Millions of ballots get tossed in every election! Where in the Constitution does it state that one loses their right to criticize the govt if they decide not to vote? You have a fundamental right to vote but you & others have a fundamental right not to vote also.

    The political ads may take a break but they aren't about to stop. After the holidays, the 2012 campaigns begin.

    November 2, 2010 at 8:02 am |
  14. MeLoN

    A person's vote only counts in local/state races but not Presidential races – as long as the electrol college is still part of it.

    The back side of "And for all those who don't vote, DON'T complain about who is in office" if you DO vote ... you have the right to complain all you want about who's in office and what they are doing.

    I plan on complaining as much as I possible can – till the people I vote for do as I want.

    Let's all hope for gridlock – @ a minium.

    November 2, 2010 at 7:49 am |
  15. Dan

    Yes, I am voting, because as a tax-paying American citizen, it is my fundamental right to vote.
    Also, I served 20 years in the US Navy; therefore, it is my responsibility to vote.
    I don't have any particular race that I am interested in, except for my district congressional race.
    And for all those who don't vote, DON'T complain about who is in office. Anyone who says "my vote doesn't count" are completely wrong. Every vote counts.
    I will also be glad, as all these political TV adds will stop.

    November 2, 2010 at 7:29 am |