- - Tuesday, November 2, 2010

WHITE HOUSE

Postelection press conference on tap

President Obama will hold a press conference on Wednesday, the White House said Tuesday as the nation voted in midterm elections.

Mr. Obama will talk to reporters Wednesday in the East Room of the White House at 1 p.m., his office said in a statement.

In his last press conference on Sept. 10, Mr. Obama addressed the role of Islam in U.S. society, and defended his economic policies in the face of rising unemployment and a sluggish economic recovery from the recession.

Mr. Obama’s Democrats faced a day of reckoning Tuesday as voters headed to the polls in an election likely to see Republicans seize control of the House of Representatives and gain broad new powers to attack his agenda.

Democrats feared heavy losses as well in the Senate, but analysts forecast they would cling to a narrow majority, dividing power in Washington and setting the stage for a superheated political war ahead of the president’s 2012 re-election bid.

DELAWARE

Elections head hears complaints

DOVER | Supporters of Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell were apparently being a little too enthusiastic in support of their candidate.

Delaware Elections Commissioner Elaine Manlove said Tuesday that she received three complaints from voters about O’Donnell supporters impeding access to Kent County polling places. The Delaware Democratic Party issued a statement about the activity, which it called “voter intimidation.”

Miss Manlove said she was told the supporters were traveling ahead of Miss O’Donnell to polling places where she planned to appear. Miss Manlove said they were complying with a requirement to stay at least 50 feet from the polling places, but they were apparently too loud and could be heard within the 50-foot perimeter.

Miss Manlove said she called Miss O’Donnell’s campaign and asked them to stop the loud demonstrations and the campaign agreed to do so.

HOUSE

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