America Votes

November 7, 2012 - 1:33 AM
Yesenia Perez marks her ballot as her 1-year-old Eduardo Sanchez clings to her in the Weston Ranch area of Stockton, Calif. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. The neighborhood was heavily affected by foreclosures in the past few years. Perez, 34, a mother of five who works at a local fruit-packing house, has had her share of hard times. After both she and her husband had their work hours cut amid the sputtering economy, they lost their home to foreclosure three years ago. Yet on Tuesday, she felt compelled to do something she had never done before: vote. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)