In a presidential race that many analysts have deemed too close to call, the results of an extensive post-election survey of Christians, including evangelicals and voters across denominational lines will be revealed by the Faith and Freedom Coalition on Wednesday.
Prior to the election, FFC founder Ralph Reed had promised to use his coalition to mobilize an army of grassroots activists nationwide in order to get Christian voters to the polls in numbers never seen before.
The coalition said that it has distributed 30 million voter guides passed out in 117,000 churches, 24 million pieces of mail, and has made 23 million get-out-the-vote calls. more >>
Dr. Joseph Lowery was one of the people who, decades ago, taught me that there are issues much bigger than one's race and its culture, and there comes a point at which one must rise above his or her provincial and even ethnic preferences.
How ironic that it is now Dr. Lowery who seems to be suggesting voters give up that greater vision.
According to a report in a Georgia newspaper, Dr. Lowery addressed a pro-Obama rally October 27 at Saint James Baptist Church, Forsyth, Georgia. Forsyth Mayor John Howard was quoted by the Monroe County Reporter as being "pretty shocked" by what Dr. Lowery said in his speech to the crowd. more >>
The winner of Tuesday's presidential election will be determined, in part, by how well each candidate performs among certain demographic groups. The exit polls will also provide some evidence of whether the different strategies of the candidates had any impact.
Here is what to look for in the exit polls:
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Hours before Election Day, the latest and final presidential poll by Gallup was released, showing GOP candidate Mitt Romney holding a one point lead over President Barack Obama.
Romney is supported by 49 percent of likely voters while Obama is backed by 48 percent. Among independents, 46 percent favor Obama and 45 percent back Romney.
Evangelical pastors have made their last-minute appeals before Election Day Tuesday. The central message: fulfill your biblical duty to vote and vote in accordance with the Word of God.
"To him that knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin," said Jonathan Falwell, pastor of Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va., during his Sunday message.
"We have the opportunity to determine the course of our country. When you don't exercise the right and the privilege and the opportunity that you have to walk into a voting booth, to do what men and women have died to give you the right to do, I believe that's a sin. I believe it's wrong." more >>
President Barack Obama was in three states and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was in four states on Monday, the last day of campaigning before election Tuesday. Obama vowed to be a champion for voters against the special interests in Washington while Romney vowed to govern as a bipartisan reformer if elected.
Obama campaigned in Ohio, Wisconsin and Virginia. Vice President Joe Biden had two campaign stops in Virginia. Former President Bill Clinton campaigned on Obama's behalf in Pennsylvania and first lady Michelle Obama was in North Carolina and Florida.
Romney was in Florida, Virginia, Ohio and New Hampshire. His running mate, Paul Ryan, spent time in Nevada, Colorado and Iowa. more >>