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Voting in the County Administration Building in Toms River, New Jersey, on Nov. 5, 2012.

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Voting in the County Administration Building in Toms River, New Jersey, on Nov. 5, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 57

That’s how many presidential elections have been held in U.S. history, including today’s vote. President Barack Obama’s re-election would mark the fourth Democratic win in the past six presidential elections. A victory by Mitt Romney would mark the second time...

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Supporters during a campaign event at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in Florida.

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Supporters during a campaign event at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in Florida.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 110

That’s the number of electoral votes at stake in the nine states where President Barack Obama, Republican challenger Mitt Romney and their allies presently are focusing their television advertising. Those states, led by Florida’s 29 electoral votes and Ohio’s 18,...

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One of a series of Romney attack ads introduced in eight key states.

One of a series of Romney attack ads introduced in eight key states.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 100

That’s the cumulative number of electoral votes in the eight states where Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney introduced 15 television advertisements on Sept. 7. The eight states are Florida (29 electoral votes), Ohio (18), North Carolina (15), Virginia (13), Colorado...

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President Barack Obama at a campaign fundraiser at the Oregon Convention Center on July 24, 2012 in Portland.

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President Barack Obama at a campaign fundraiser at the Oregon Convention Center on July 24, 2012 in Portland.

Moody’s Modeling Shows Obama Winning 303 Electoral Votes

President Barack Obama maintains a narrow electoral advantage over Republican challenger Mitt Romney, according to the latest run of a Moody’s Analytics’ model for the election. The model, based on state economic data and past voting behavior, projects the incumbent...

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A banner with President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prior to the NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials) conference in Orlando.

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A banner with President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prior to the NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials) conference in Orlando.

The Obama-Romney Florida Ebb and Flow

Can you say, “Hanging Chads?” Hopefully for all concerned — as well as the Republic in general — the 2012 presidential election won’t replicate the 2000 race and hinge on a torturous, prolonged recount in the Sunshine State. But we...

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Mitt Romney, left, and Gov. Scott Walker at Monterey Mills during a campaign stop on June 18, 2012 in Janesville, Wis.

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Mitt Romney, left, and Gov. Scott Walker at Monterey Mills during a campaign stop on June 18, 2012 in Janesville, Wis.

Magic Number of the Day: 74

That’s the number of electoral votes in the six states on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign bus tour, which takes him to Wisconsin (10 electoral votes) and Iowa (6) today. Romney will conclude the tour tomorrow in Michigan (16),...

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The Obama re-election campaign in Richmond.

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The Obama re-election campaign in Richmond.

Magic Number of the Day: 378

That’s the number of electoral votes in states that President Barack Obama or Arizona Senator John McCain carried by a margin of more than 10 percentage points in the 2008 presidential election, adjusted to reflect new electoral vote allocations after...

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