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MiamiHerald.com:
A voting debacle in Doral causes chaos and confusion  —  Mayor Carlos Gimenez said part of the reason the county elections headquarters temporarily shut down Sunday with a crowd waiting outside to vote was because he had not authorized the additional hours.  —  PMAZZEI@MIAMIHERALD.COM
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Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Florida Early Voting Fiasco: Voters Wait For Hours At Polls As Rick Scott Refuses To Budge … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Rick Scott, Barack Obama 2012 , Elections 2012, Barack Obama 2012 , Video, Barack Obama Florida, Mitt Romney Florida, Obama Florida, Early Voting …
Lizette Alvarez / The Caucus:
Democrats Sue to Extend Florida's Early Voting  —  MIAMI - In a state where legal action often goes hand in hand with presidential elections, the Florida Democratic Party filed a federal lawsuit early Sunday to force the state government to extend early voting hours in South Florida.
Discussion: ABCNEWS, The BRAD BLOG and Marbury
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
South Florida County Extends Early Voting — But Only In One GOP Stronghold
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
The Wisdom of Politico  —  From an article just out from Politico ...  As I've written many times before, the second rate product.  If this is a subject that interests you, I'd encourage you to read the piece I linked right there.  —  Or to be more specific, Obama's winning but not with the best votes.
Discussion: Brad DeLong
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Politico:
Lessons learned from 2012  —  The 2012 election will be remembered by history for its smallness in a big, historic moment: The high drama of the first debate was a rare respite from months of petty rhetoric, egged on from start to finish by gobs of money from millionaires and billionaires.
CNN:
CNN National Poll: Dead heat between Obama and Romney  —  Washington (CNN) - It's all tied up, according to a new national poll released two days before the presidential election.  —  And the CNN/ORC International survey not only indicates a dead heat in the race for the White House …
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Alina Selyukh / Reuters:
Obama, Romney in even race two days before election: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Discussion: The Fix and Business Insider
Darrel Rowland / The Columbus Dispatch:
Dispatch Poll: Ohio's a toss-up
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Obama Gains Edge in Campaign's Final Days  —  Obama 50% - Romney 47%  —  OVERVIEW  —  Barack Obama has edged ahead of Mitt Romney in the final days of the presidential campaign.  In the Pew Research Center's election weekend survey, Obama holds a 48% to 45% lead over Romney among likely voters.
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
In Ohio Vote, A Form-Checking Nightmare  —  For recount-ready legal teams, every vote could be The Deciding Factor.  A weekend squabble in Ohio shows just how seriously and closely every decision is being watched.  —  The provisional ballot affirmation form at the center of the latest Ohio voting dispute.
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Ari Berman / thenation.com/blogs/163253:
Eleventh-Hour GOP Voter Suppression Could Swing Ohio
Alyssa Newcomb / ABCNEWS:
Nor'easter Storm Following in Sandy's Path, 2 Million Without Power as Temperatures Drop  —  A ferocious nor'easter storm could wreak more havoc on areas hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, as plunging temperatures threaten the nearly two million homes and businesses that remain without power in the Northeast.
Discussion: Gothamist, ABCNEWS and Doug Ross
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Alan Duke / CNN:   Extra day of voting possible in New York
Michael Hastings / BuzzFeed:   Clinton, Obama, Campaign On Sandy
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
MSNBC: Joke Network, Cont'd  —  Over the years, we have chronicled MSNBC's lack of journalistic standards.  The worst offender, Keith Olbermann, is now gone, not because of his crazed leftism or frequently embarrassing errors, but because he was an insubordinate employee.
Discussion: Free Beacon
Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Biden: GOP ‘fever’ will break after election  —  Vice President Biden said that if President Obama is re-elected, the Republican “fever” will break and some level of bipartisanship would return to Washington.  —  In an interview with MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Sunday, Biden said he's already …
Discussion: CNN, Politico and iOwnTheWorld.com
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Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Don't Blame Mitt Romney  —  A new Republican consensus: The candidate, and the party, have done a pretty good job.  “You just keep throwing money at the problem and it doesn't resolve,” mourns a Republican operative.  —  Romney in Cleveland Sunday.  —  Image by Brian Snyder / Reuters
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Nov. 3: Romney's Reason to Play for Pennsylvania  —  The Saturday before the election produced a predictably large volume of polling in battleground states — but also some predictable-seeming results, with most of the polls coming close to the average of other polls.
USA Today:
ENTHUSED ABOUT THE ELECTION, CERTAIN OF THEIR VOTE — AND TIED  —  USA TODAY and Gallup have conducted 11 surveys over the past year or so in the nation's dozen top battlegrounds.  Here is a rundown on how the contest has changed over that time and where it stands now.
Evan McMorris-Santoro / Talking Points Memo:
Linda McMahon Doorhanger: Vote For Obama ... And Me  —  Connecticut Republican Senate nominee Linda McMahon has been telling voters lately that it's okay to vote for President Obama as well as her.  Now she's taking it a step further — and getting about as far away from her own party's nominee …
Curt Villarosa / ABCNEWS:
Sunday Sound: Heard on ‘This Week’  —  Tune in to ABCNews.com on Tuesday, Nov. 6 for livestreaming coverage of Election 2012.  Our Election Day show kicks off at noon, and the Election Night event begins at 7 p.m. … HEADLINERS  —  1. Plouffe thinks Karl Rove will confront ‘crossroads’ after Tuesday's election
Jon.Ralston / Ralston Reports:
Obama will win the state, Heller will barely squeak by, Horsford takes CD4 and the GOP will take the state Senate  —  And I thought Reid-Angle was hard.  —  For two years, I have rested on my laurels after ignoring the public polls, trusting my reporting and gut and predicting Harry Reid would defeat Sharron Angle.
Discussion: Election 2012 and The Fix
Ginger Gibson / Politico:
N.J. to allow voting by e-mail and fax  —  Using a system already accessible to military members deployed overseas, hurricane-damaged New Jersey will allow displaced residents to cast their votes using e-mail or fax on Election Day.  —  “To help alleviate pressure on polling places …
Jasper Copping / Telegraph:
British have invaded nine out of ten countries - so look out Luxembourg  —  Britain has invaded all but 22 countries in the world in its long and colourful history, new research has found.  —  The British Empire, highlighted in red, used to dominate any map
Washington Examiner:
November surprise: EPA planning major post-election anti-coal regulation … President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency has devoted an unprecedented number of bureaucrats to finalizing new anti-coal regulations that are set to be released at the end of November, according to a source inside the EPA.
New York Post:
Devastated Rockaways residents lash out at Bloomberg during unannounced visit  —  Storm-ravaged and weary Rockaways residents cornered Mayor Bloomberg yesterday to angrily demand more aid for their devastated neighborhood.  —  “When are we gonna get some help?” blasted one desperate woman …
 
 
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John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
Romney staff refusing to let frostbitten children leave PA rally
Mike Dennison / Missoulian:
Poll: Rehberg maintains slight lead over Tester in race for U.S. Senate
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
McCaskill leads by 4, Romney and Nixon up comfortably
Discussion: Politico and Associated Press
Evan McMorris-Santoro / Talking Points Memo:
Obama Camp Condemns Second Romney Senate Ad Backing Candidate With Controversial Position On Rape And Abortion
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Brent Budowsky / The Huffington Post:
Elizabeth Warren Would Be the Conscience of the United States Senate
Kimberly Schwandt / Fox News:
Obama campaign releases ad citing moral, Biblical background for administration policies
Sen. Rob Portman / Fox News:
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Jeremy Herb / The Hill:
Cantor: Romney, Allen will win big in Virginia
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