Presidential election comics
Even by presidential election standards, it's been a tough year. We've suffered through a barrage of attack ads, neverending debates and not nearly enough embarassing slip-ups. With less than a week left, the worst is (mostly) over. But these last days will be a nasty slog.
To help you through it, we re-cast our politicians (and their wives) as comic book characters. Vice President Joe Biden as The Joker? Given his non-stop smirking through the vice-presidential debate, it was a natural fit. After those infamous pictures of Congressman Paul Ryan's killer biceps, we knew he had to be The Hulk. Here's the whole crew: The presidential candidates, their wives and running mates. Because if you don't laugh, you might cry. (Alison Cowles)
On the Friday before Election Day, President Barack Obama was ahead of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in 7-Election polling throughout Maryland.
Billed as unabashedly unofficial and unscientific, 7-Election invites customers to vote by selecting specially marked coffee cups, blue for Obama and red for Romney.
Nationally, Obama was polling 59 percent to Romney's 41 percent. In Maryland, Obama's lead was more stretchy (65 percent to 35 percent), and in Baltimore it was stretchier still (68 percent to 32 percent).
National, state and major market results are posted daily here.
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