Election 2008

Original NAM and ethnic media coverage of the 2008 Presidential Election.
For NAM's coverage of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, go to the 2008 DNC Coverage page ».

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With Obama, Hope Goes Global

New America Media, Commentary, Lydia Cacho, Translated by Elena Shore, Nov 04, 2008

From taxi drivers to diplomats, people believe that if Obama wins, the world will be a better place.

Young Jews More Likely To Vote GOP Than Their Elders

The Jewish Daily Forward, News Report, Brett Lieberman, Nov 04, 2008

A Gallup poll analysis found that contrary to the perception that young people are in the bag for Obama, young Jewish voters are more likely than older Jews to support McCain.

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Station Fuels Election Hopes

Arab American News, News report, Khalil AlHajal, Nov 04, 2008

A gas station on the corner of Plymouth and Wyoming Roads in Detroit, owned by two brothers who changed the name of the station from Sunoco to Obama three months ago. The station is constantly swarmed with customers who wait in line to fill up there.

What Will I Tell My Kids if Obama Loses?

New America Media, Commentary, Charles Jones, Nov 04, 2008

A Barack Obama win in today's presidential election may not mean anything personally for an uneducated father of five, though it could provide an opportunity for his children to advance. But what if he doesn't win?

Hunger Strikers Seek New Immigrant Rights Movement

New America Media, News Report, Kenneth Kim, Nov 04, 2008

Today marks the last day of a three-week hunger strike by immigrant rights protesters who hoped to re-energize the movement.

Obama Will Win California with Biggest Margin Ever: Field Poll

New America Media, News Report, Rene P. Ciria-Cruz, Nov 03, 2008

The latest Field Poll shows Barack Obama winning in California with the biggest margin — larger than LBJ's or Reagan's. An unprecedented turnout of minority voters is contributing to his victory.

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The Ghost of Ronald Reagan

Colorlines, News Analysis, Alec Dubro, Nov 03, 2008

The remarkable success of the Obama candidacy to date shows a widespread desire to break out of America’s 400-year racial trap, but the campaign has not been Reagan-free.

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Will the Real American Please Stand Up?

New America Media, Commentary, Andrés Tapia, Nov 03, 2008

The elections have breathed new life into two American mythologies - Rugged Frontier and Vibrant City. But can only one survive? Who are the real Americans: arugula eaters or moose hunters?

Millions of African-Americans to Vote in Historic Election

NNPA , News Report, Hazel Trice Edney, Nov 03, 2008

Millions of voters will cast their ballots on Tuesday in an election in which an African-American is the nominee of a major political party.

Voters Purged from Election Rolls

Final Call, News Report, Nisa Islam Muhammad, Nov 03, 2008

Thirty-nine states and the District of Columbia reported purging more than 13 million voters from registration, according to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

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