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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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Sen. Claire McCaskill steps off her campaign bus to speak to the media outside Bayless Elementary School, on Oct. 31, 2012, in St. Louis County, Mo.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill steps off her campaign bus to speak to the media outside Bayless Elementary School, on Oct. 31, 2012, in St. Louis County, Mo.

Senate Races to Watch Tuesday

With Greg Giroux and Emma Fidel President Barack Obama put it succinctly in 2010: the Democrats suffered a “shellacking” in the mid-terms, and he took the blame. Republicans won a net gain of 63 seats in the House, their biggest...

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Mitt Romney, Republican presidential candidate, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama arrive to participate in a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Colorado.

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Mitt Romney, Republican presidential candidate, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama arrive to participate in a presidential debate at the University of Denver in Colorado.

Obama-Romney: Tied for 10 Days

For the 10th consecutive night in ABC News/Washington Post tracking polls, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are virtually tied among likely voters — today, it’s 49 percent Obama, 48 percent Romney, a statistical tie in a survey with...

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Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago, gestures after speaking at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

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Rahm Emanuel, mayor of Chicago, gestures after speaking at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Rahm Emanuel’s Ohio Problem

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel  may have a problem with Ohio. While President Barack Obama’s former chief of staff says he’s not formally floating the idea of overhauling presidential elections, he notes that the only way to break free of swing-state...

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People wait in line to vote at the North Miami Public Library on Nov. 1, 2012 in Florida.

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People wait in line to vote at the North Miami Public Library on Nov. 1, 2012 in Florida.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 40

That’s how many states voted Democratic or Republican in each of the past three presidential elections. Eighteen states and the District of Columbia voted Democratic for president in 2000, 2004 and 2008. They have a total of 242 electoral votes...

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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Nov. 1, 2012.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally at Austin Straubel International Airport in Green Bay, Wisconsin, on Nov. 1, 2012.

Obama in Bomber Jacket on Road: Romney `Sure Ain’t Change’

President Obama, resuming his re-election campaign after spending the last several days tending to Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, kicked off  his final sprint of the 2012 election making closing argument to voters through three states and three time zones. Wearing a...

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Supporter Annie Lin, from Salem, Va., center, wearing plastic Romney lawn signs, cheers Mitt Romney at a campaign event at Integrity Windows in Roanoke, Va., on Nov. 1, 2012.

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Supporter Annie Lin, from Salem, Va., center, wearing plastic Romney lawn signs, cheers Mitt Romney at a campaign event at Integrity Windows in Roanoke, Va., on Nov. 1, 2012.

Romney: `Five More Days’

“This is an election of consequence,” Republican Mitt Romney said today in Roanoke, at the start of a campaign day in Virginia — the first full day of a resumed campaign fight following the onslaught of Hurricane Sandy. President Barack...

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Mitt Romney supporters attend a rally at Defiance High School, in Defiance, Ohio, October 25, 2012.

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Mitt Romney supporters attend a rally at Defiance High School, in Defiance, Ohio, October 25, 2012.

Ohio Poll: `Photo Finish’

Ohio is close, according to The Ohio Poll. The survey run by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati has a strong track record. Its final snapshot of the race between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt...

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