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USA Votes Newsletter, with its new community site, will carry the English coverage on election day starting with 10-minute newscasts every hour from 2300-0200 UTC, then the live video program starting at 0300 UTC (Wednesday). We'll track the vote as returns come in on a U.S. map reflecting the popular and electoral counts, as well as the balance of power in Congress, and we'll offer blogs from VOA reporters and a live T2A online chat starting at 0000 UTC (Wednesday), so users can share their thoughts and experiences. Also watch for USAVotes2008 and VOA updates on Twitter!


President-elect Barack Obama answers a question during a news conference in Chicago, 7 Nov. 2008 Obama Promises Swift Action on Economy
US president-elect says his administration will immediately begin efforts to restore economy when he is sworn into office January 20

President-elect Obama makes an opening statement on the economy during a press conference in Chicago, 07 Nov 2008 Bush, Obama Discuss Plans for Transition  Audio Clip Available
US President-elect says his administration will start working to restore economy from his first day in office

Poland's President Lech Kaczynski speaks to the press as he leaves after the first day of a European summit in Brussels, 22 Jun 2007 Obama Aide: President-elect Did Not Commit to Missile Defense Shield
Statement from Polish President claims Mr. Obama would go ahead with plans to install system in eastern Europe

Khaled Mashaal (file photo) Hamas Says it is Ready to Talk to Obama
Exiled leader Khaled Meshaal says US president-elect must deal with Hamas if he wants to address wider conflict in Middle East

US Voters Weigh in on Gay Marriage, Abortion  Audio Clip Available
There were 153 measures on the ballot in 36 US states with the most high profile issue dealing with same-sex marriage

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