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11:05 AM ET, November 6, 2012

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Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Nov. 5: Late Poll Gains for Obama Leave Romney With Longer Odds  —  Mitt Romney has always had difficulty drawing a winning Electoral College hand.  Even during his best period of polling, in the week or two after the first presidential debate in Denver, he never quite pulled ahead …
Jon Ward / The Huffington Post:
Chris Christie Denied Mitt Romney Request To Appear At Campaign Event Days Ahead Of 2012 Election … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Chris Christie, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama 2012 , Elections 2012, Barack Obama , Video, Chris Christie Obama, Chris Christie Mitt Romney …
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Melissa Hayes / NorthJersey.com:
Christie: Hug from Bruce made me weep
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Christie adviser denies report about Romney invitation
James Hohmann / Politico:
Battleground Tracking Poll: Dead heat  —  BOSTON—The presidential race is tied going into Election Day.  —  The final POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Tracking Poll of 1,000 likely voters — conducted Sunday and Monday — shows Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama each claiming 47 percent nationally.
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Gallup:
Romney 49%, Obama 48% in Gallup's Final Election Survey  —  Early voting so far breaks 49% for Obama and 48% for Romney  —  PRINCETON, NJ — President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are within one percentage point of each other in Gallup's final pre-election survey of likely voters …
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Are the Democrats Trying to Steal Pennsylvania?  [Updated]  —  It is being reported that Democratic Party operatives are evicting court-appointed Republican poll watchers from polling places in Philadelphia.  Specifically, this reportedly has happened in Ward 32, Div 13; Ward 43, Div 14 …
Discussion: The Greenroom
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Fox News:
Judge issuing order to reinstate booted Philadelphia election officials, Republicans say  —  A Pennsylvania judge is issuing an order to reinstate Republican election officials across Philadelphia who allegedly were ejected or refused entry by on-site Democratic voting chief judges, GOP officials tell Fox News.
NRO Symposium / National Review:
Election Crystal Ball  —  ROBERT ALT  —  Ohio has been evenly divided for so long that it is hard to remember a time when we were not in this interminable election season or when Ohio was not “in play” or tied.  But fortune favors the bold, and momentum and a faltering economy favor the challenger.
Discussion: VoteSeeing and Booman Tribune
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John M. Broder / New York Times:
Ohio Law Could Bring Long Delays in a Recount
Washington Post:
Obama, Romney campaigns brace for battle after Tuesday's vote
Elizabeth Titus / Politico:
Election overtime: A winless Wednesday?
Discussion: CNN
Corey Boles / Wall Street Journal:
GOP Faces Obstacles in Regaining Senate Control  —  Control of the U.S. Senate is up for grabs Tuesday, and the outcome of the baker's dozen of competitive races will be important to determining how successful the winner in the presidential race will be in implementing his platform over the next four years.
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Jake Sherman / Politico:
John Boehner: No tax hike on top earners
Discussion: First Read
Associated Press:
New Congress Likely to Frustrate Obama or Romney
Discussion: Politico
Jason Linkins / The Huffington Post:
Dixville Notch Election Results 2012: Obama And Romney Tie, 5 Votes Apiece … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Barack Obama , Mitt Romney, Barack Obama 2012 , Elections 2012, Video, 2012 Election Results, Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, Dixville Notch 2012, Dixville Notch Election Results 2012 …
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This Just In:
A tie for Obama and Romney in nation's first results
Mark Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
2012 Exit Polls: Why They Won't Tell You Who Won … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Elections 2012, Barack Obama , Mitt Romney, Elections 2012, Barack Obama , Video, 2012 Election Polls, 2012 Exit Polls, 2012 Polls, Election 2012, Election Polls 2012, Elections, Exit Polls …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org blogs
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Colin Campbell / Politicker:
Obama Campaign to Supporters: Don't Panic Over Early Exit Polls
Michael Walsh / National Review:
Crush Them  —  Conservatives have a rare opportunity tomorrow to do something they signally failed to do in the landslide elections of 1972 and 1984: finish the job.  Nixon's victory was vitiated by Watergate and quickly revenged by Woodward and Bernstein, leading to his replacement in 1974 by Jerry Ford …
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Mitt's key to victory  —  What pollsters aren't blaring  —  If Mitt Romney wins tonight, it'll likely be because of something revealed by a little-noticed statistic released yesterday by the polling firm Rasmussen — following a similar statistic last week from Gallup.
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SEIU.org:
Evidence Suggests PA GOP Poll Watchers Systematically Targeting African American Precincts  —  WASHINGTON, DC - After receiving information indicating that the Pennsylvania Republican Party and the Pittsburgh Tea Party may be systematically sending poll watchers to predominantly African American precincts …
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Politico:
Why 2012 turned small  —  The 2012 election is over at last, and its supporting cast—a complex of operatives and reporters, locked in an embrace of mutual need and mutual contempt, an audience of millions, at once transfixed and repelled—is gasping at the finish line, collapsed in a heap.
Discussion: Right Wing News
First Read:
Obama concludes: 'We've come too far to let our hearts grow faint'  —  Des Moines, Iowa — For the final campaign event of the 2012 cycle, President Barack Obama returned to where his bid for presidency began.  —  At a rally downtown here, against the backdrop of the capital …
Discussion: Telegraph and U.S. News
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Laura Meckler / Washington Wire:   Obama Returns to Iowa for Nostalgic Finale
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
E-Mail Voting Fails Some New Jersey Residents  —  Bouncing e-mail addresses, personal Hotmail accounts.  “It's really maddening,” says Tanz.  —  New Jersey's last-minute offer of e-mail voting to displaced residents was greeted by concern by security experts, who warn that e-mail offers a fast track to voter fraud.
Discussion: New York Magazine
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Salvador Rizzo / New Jersey Online:
N.J.'s emergency email voting system could cause problems, experts say
Jason Howerton / TheBlaze.com:
CHICAGO SOURCE TELLS AUTHOR BRAD THOR: OBAMA CAMPAIGN PLANNING TO PROCLAIM EARLY VICTORY TO ‘DEMORALIZE ROMNEY SUPPORTERS’  —  New York Times best-selling author Brad Thor, based in Chicago, tells TheBlaze that the Obama campaign may be planning to preemptively announce victory …
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
Mitt Romney Is Running Out of Time  —  Pulling up in the press bus onto the grounds of Stony Brook Farm in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, you couldn't help but be struck by the size and sweep of the crowd awaiting Mitt Romney.  At least 25,000 strong — 30k-plus if you believed the campaign …
Randy E. Barnett / Wall Street Journal:
The Mistake That Is the Libertarian Party  —  Voting the LP line could swing the election to the Democrats.  That's not an outcome libertarians should hope for.  —  In 1972, the Libertarian Party nominated University of Southern California philosophy Prof. John Hospers as its first presidential candidate …
 
 
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Romney up 92K in OH early voting? …
Discussion: The PJ Tatler
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Romney votes ahead of last-minute Election Day visits to Ohio, Pa.
Discussion: CNN
Ramsey Cox / The Hill:
GOP senators: Thousands of ballots unlikely to reach military voters in time
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
14 Races LGBT People Will Be Watching Closely On Tuesday
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Dan Springer / Fox News:
Allegation of unions putting illegal immigrants on voter rolls clouds Nevada voting
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Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
The trouble with Obama's Silver lining
The Huffington Post:
Biden casts vote, says 'it's always a kick'
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Booman Tribune
 Earlier Items: 
Yuval Levin / National Review:
Deserving Victory  —  I have no insight to add to the question …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Jeremy Page / Wall Street Journal:
Briton Killed in China Had Spy Links
Discussion: Guardian and Telegraph
John Althouse Cohen / Jaltcoh:
Live-blogging the final presidential debate of 2012
Discussion: Instapundit
Micah Cohen / FiveThirtyEight:
In Ohio, Polls Show Benefit of Auto Rescue to Obama
Pema Levy / Talking Points Memo:
Romney Supporters Ready To Blame Government Moochers If Obama Wins
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Dueling Bitterness On Cable News
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