November 6th, 2012
11:10 AM ET

Emanuel: Obama will win Pennsylvania

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Pennsylvania is secure for Obama. Anderson Cooper asked him about Mitt Romney stopping there on Election Day while President Obama made calls and interviews, but did not travel or hold any events. "I think Mitt Romney has to go to Pennsylvania because Ohio is not working the way it has...why is he doing that? The reason isn't just for one more effort. It's because the avenues for an electoral map to victory are not where they were six days ago or six weeks ago. That's why he's trying to look for an opening," says Emanuel.

November 6th, 2012
01:15 AM ET

Gergen: Obama getting 'hurricane lift'

David Gergen says President Obama has an edge going into Election Day because of the way he handled Superstorm Sandy. "That means he's favored, but Romney can still pull off this upset. It is so very much within his power. He's got a lot of enthusiasm on the ground," says Gergen.

On Election Day, Mitt Romney will campaign in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Anderson Cooper asked Candy Crowley why the Republican candidate would spend time trying to convince voters in a state that hasn't supported a GOP ticket since 1988. "First of all, it's right next door to Ohio so it's not like they have to go across the country to go there. Plus, more than 90% of Pennsylvanians will vote on Election Day. There's no early voting in pennsylvania," says Crowley about the campaign's strategy.

November 6th, 2012
01:08 AM ET

Begala: Romney can't win without Ohio

Paul Begala says it's almost impossible for Mitt Romney to get 270 electoral votes without winning Ohio. Ari Fleischer disagrees with that assessment and presents a different version of how Romney could win, prompting Begala to respond, "If my aunt had a moustache, we'd call her my uncle."

November 6th, 2012
01:02 AM ET

Campaign lawyers ready for legal fight

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin says both presidential campaigns have thousands of lawyers ready for potential legal battles. The first lawsuits have already been filed in Ohio over how provisional ballots will be counted, and in Florida over the deadline for early voting.

November 6th, 2012
12:18 AM ET

Why Democrats have electoral advantage

David Gergen explains why historically Democrats have an advantage because states they typically win have more electoral votes. "The last five elections, there are 19 states that have gone Democratic in five straight elections. They amount to 243 electoral votes. There are 22 states that have gone Republican, but there are only 180 electoral votes," says Gergen.

Van Jones believes if the youth vote shrinks from 18% in 2008, Pres. Obama will be in trouble. "Who votes will tell us a lot about who will win," says John King about the voter demographic, which could determine the outcome if there are slight changes from what's expected.

November 6th, 2012
12:10 AM ET

Swing state counties to watch

CNN's John King breaks down the counties in Virginia, Ohio and Colorado that will be critical on Election Day.

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October 26th, 2012
11:49 PM ET

Analyzing the campaign ad endgame

CNN's Anderson Cooper takes a look at a New York Times analysis of similar images, themes and props in presidential campaign ads.

October 26th, 2012
11:35 PM ET

Enthusiasm factors among Ohio voters

CNN's Gary Tuchman reports on the complicated enthusiasm levels of Obama and Romney supporters swing state Ohio.

October 25th, 2012
11:54 PM ET

KTH: Romney ads distort the truth

Keeping Them Honest, Anderson Cooper points out the lies and the real story behind two new attack ads from Mitt Romney's campaign about the strength of the U.S. Navy and "apology tours."

October 25th, 2012
11:47 PM ET

Jorge Ramos: Latinos prefer Barack Obama

Anderson Cooper talks to Univision's Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas about who Latinos support and why voter turnout could make all the difference this election.

"When you can compare it to 2008, it is expected to be just as high," says Salinas about turnout, and she tells Anderson that tracking shows enthusiasm has increased to be at 2008 levels.

Recently Ramos challenged Pres. Obama on immigration reform. At the Univision town hall on Sept. 20, he said, "A promise is a promise, and with all due respect, you didn't keep that promise." The president responded in part by saying he takes responsibility, and vowed to work every day to give everyone in America a "fair shot," but never promised that he would "get everything done 100%."

"He broke a promise...it's very difficult for Latinos to believe Pres. Barack Obama," says Ramos. But forced to choose between the two candidates, he explains Obama is preferable because of his support of the Dream Act, and due to Romney backing self-deportation.

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