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Anger makes dull men witty, but keeps them poor. –Francis Bacon Jackson Outlines Failures of GOP See Page 22 • C e l e b r a t i n g 4 8 Ye a r s o f S e r v i c e • Serving More Than 50,000 African American Readers Throughout The Metropolitan Area / Vol. 48, No. 5 Nov. 15 - Nov. 21, 2012 Students from Savoy Elementary School in Southeast wowed onlookers during their rendition on Thursday, Nov. 8 of the late Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video. The performance took place outside the National Portrait Gallery in downtown D.C. See story on Page 20. /Photo by Roy Lewis After Elections, Crises Abound By Barrington M. Salmon WI Staff Writer For months before last week’s election, Sandra Fleming’s agitation grew about President Barack Obama’s prospects for a second term. “I was so worried because my impression was that they were going to get away with stealing this election,” Fleming said of the Republican Party. “When I heard that Taggart [which makes voting machines] was bought by [Tagg] Romney, I was like ‘Oh God, they’re really going to steal it.’” So she decided to be proactive and volunteered to work at an Obama campaign office in Maryland on a phone bank. It was only after several television stations called the race for Obama on the night of Nov. 6 that she finally exhaled. As satisfied as Fleming and her husband James are about the outcome, Republicans are in a state of shock at the sound thrashing Obama inflicted on GOP challenger Mitt Romney. Obama swept the Electoral College, amassing a final total of 336 votes and he garnered 50.3 percent of the vote to Romney’s 47 percent. It wasn’t supposed to turn out this way and all that was left to make their joy complete was Romney’s coronation. Visit us online for daily updates and much more @ ANCs Hold Elections Page 4 One on One with Karen Johnson Page 24 Now, instead of Romney measuring the windows of the White House, Republicans are left to contemplate the reasons why they fared so poorly. Political commentator Armstrong Williams said Republicans can’t blame anyone but See AFTERMATH on Page 8 Follow us on Sports Highlights Pages 28 and on DCTV 95 & 96

Washington Informer - November 15, 2012

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