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President Barack Obama supporter and volunteer Helen Briley on Nov. 6, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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President Barack Obama supporter and volunteer Helen Briley on Nov. 6, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Florida in Play: Razor-Thin Margin Favoring a Repeat for Obama

Updated at 11 pm EST With about eight million votes counted  in Florida — almost all the vote at 11 pm EST — President Barack Obama held about a half-percentage point edge over Republican Mitt Romney. If it held, the...

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"We’re going to have clarity tonight,” says David Plouffe, Obama's chief election strategist.

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"We’re going to have clarity tonight,” says David Plouffe, Obama's chief election strategist.

Obama’s Plouffe: `Clarity Tonight’

“Our sense is, we’re going to have clarity tonight,” says David Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s chief election strategist.Plouffe, architect of the president’s first election campaign and a senior adviser in the re-election effort, predicts a fairly even break of the...

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Supporters spell out "Ohio" as they cheer for Mitt Romney on Nov. 2, 2012, in West Chester, Ohio.

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Supporters spell out "Ohio" as they cheer for Mitt Romney on Nov. 2, 2012, in West Chester, Ohio.

Romney: One More Ohio Lap, Pennsylvania Push, on Election Day

Just when you thought the campaign was over, it’s not. Republican  Mitt Romney, campaigning across five states today on the eve of the Nov. 6 presidential election, is adding two Election Day stops to his itinerary. Romney plans another lap...

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Voters cast their ballots as they participate in early voting on Nov. 2, 2012 at the Silver Spring Civic Building in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Voters cast their ballots as they participate in early voting on Nov. 2, 2012 at the Silver Spring Civic Building in Silver Spring, Maryland.

`Tight’ Swing States, Long Night?

“Tight as a tick” — President Barack Obama’s words for how close the vote is in some of the battleground states that matter most. The latest national polling portrays a virtual tie among likely voters divided between Obama and Republican...

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