From the big (historic elections, pivotal Supreme Court decisions, massive protests overseas, once-in-a-generation storms, the London Olympics) to the small (an empty chair, a tarmac argument, political rhetoric, endless political rhetoric) 2012 was a year replete with interesting moments. Check out some of the best stories captured on camera here.
It wasn’t supposed to be this way, of course. Americans were said to be angry about everything from high gas prices to high unemployment. They’d take it out on someone: the “socialist Kenyan”, the tea party, incumbents of any stripe. But a funny thing happened. Voters who said we were on the wrong track decided to stay on the train anyway.
Check out National Journal’s Election 2012 page for all your election night needs. Here’s a map showing when polls will be closing across the country. Click on the link to scroll over the map and see hours in EST. Alaska closes at midnight. I’ll be here until all votes are counted. Buckle in and get excited about Election Night 2012!