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9:10 PM ET, November 6, 2012

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Zachary Roth / msnbc.com:
Machine turns vote for Obama into one for Romney  —  A Pennsylvania electronic voting machine was taken out of service after being captured on video changing a vote for President Obama into one for Mitt Romney, NBC News has confirmed.  Republicans have also said machines have turned Romney votes into Obama ones.
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Max Read / Gawker:
An Expert Weighs in on That Viral Reddit ‘Voter Fraud’ Video  —  When we asked people to share their stories of voting irregularity earlier today, dozens of people shared this video — currently on the Reddit front page with nearly 20,000 up-votes — of a Pennsylvania voting machine seemingly altering a man's vote from Obama to Romney.
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.
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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 …
Philly.com:   Confusion at polls with Voter ID
Ryan J. Reilly / Talking Points Memo:   Turmoil Follows As Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Meets Reality
Sam Adams / Third Base Politics:
Guess what, the ODP is blowing it in Cuyahoga County.  Again.  —  You likely won't remember, but in 2010 this blog reported about the underwhelming turnout in Cuyahoga County and its effect on the Ohio governor's race.  —  Well, it's happening again.  —  Not too long ago …
Discussion: National Review
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Emily Schultheis / Politico:
Exit polls 2012: Voters blame George W. Bush  —  Early exit polls released on Tuesday evening show that about half of voters still blame President George W. Bush more than President Barack Obama for the country's economic problems and most cite the economy as their top issue in the election.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
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Joe Von Kanel / CNN:
Exit polls: Top issues for voters
Discussion: Politico
Justin Sink / Ballot Box:
Exit poll show voters lean toward GOP compared to 2008
Discussion: Politico
CNN:
Romney: I've only written a victory speech  —  (CNN) - Hours before the polls closed Tuesday, GOP nominee Mitt Romney told reporters on his plane that he's so confident in a win he's only prepared a victory speech.  —  “I've only written one speech at this point,” Romney said, adding the text of that address was 1,118 words long.
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Emily Friedman / ABCNEWS:
'That's When You Know You're Gonna Win'  —  PITTSBURGH - Mitt Romney's campaign always makes his arrivals in various cities known to the local media, and in turn the public, but never before has a crowd of this size shown up to greet him.  Upon landing here in Pittsburgh …
Marc Tracy / The New Republic:
Nate Silver Is a One-Man Traffic Machine for the Times  —  “FiveThirtyEight is drawing huge traffic,” New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson told me yesterday.  She added, “What's interesting is a lot of the traffic is coming just for Nate.”  —  There has been plenty of controversy …
detroitnews.com:
Southfield Twp. voter appears to die, then asks ‘Did I vote?’  —  Southfield Township — Sometimes dead men really do get to vote.  —  Ty Houston, 48, a home care registered nurse, was toiling on his absentee ballot Monday afternoon when things got strange at township offices on 13 Mile.
Kevin Robillard / Reuters:
Dan Rather's gut: ‘Good day’ for Mitt  —  Longtime television journalist Dan Rather said on Tuesday that reporters shouldn't predict elections based on their gut — but added that his tells him Mitt Romney will have a good day.  —  “Something in my gut tells me that it's going to be a good day for Romney …
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Dan Rather: 'My Gut Tells Me It's Going To Be a Good Day for Romney'
Discussion: Conservatives4Palin
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
After an Emotional Finale, Team Obama Fears a Split Decision  —  The final day of Barack Obama's career as a campaigner began around 10 a.m. Monday in Madison, Wisconsin, where Bruce Springsteen spoke for all of us when he remarked that it was hard to get fired up so early in the morning.
Matt Higgins / CBS DC:
Obama: I Have A Concession Speech Ready  —  CHICAGO (AP) — Expressing confidence but leaving nothing to chance, including having a concession speech ready, President Barack Obama indulged his superstitions by engaging in a traditional Election Day basketball game with friends as the race …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Michelle Malkin:
A reminder about Obama's Election Day Chicago basketball buddy
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Politicker
ThinkProgress:
The ThinkProgress Election Night Live Blog … Early Indiana numbers  —  Early Indiana results are showing Richard Mourdock (R) running behind Romney.  The Libertarian candiate is getting over 5% of the vote, potentially swinging the election to Rep. Joe Donnelly (D).  —  6:33 pm
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Nate Cohn / The New Republic:
Electionate's Election Night Live Blog
Joan Rusek / Plain Dealer:
Geauga election chief predicts 80 percent voter turnout today, polls are open until 7:30 p.m.  —  CHARDON - Roberta E. Halford, director of Geauga County's board of elections predicted an 80 percent voter turnout today.  —  This compares to a 78 percent turnout for the 2008 presidential election.
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Brianna DiPilato / WOUB:
Athens County Election Officials: Morning Voter Turn Out Low
Fox News:
New Black Panthers back at Philly voting site  —  Jerry Jackson was back at the same North Philadelphia polling site where he was accused in 2008 of voter intimidation.  —  A member of the New Black Panther Party who was charged with voter intimidation in the 2008 election for standing outside …
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David Weigel / Slate:
The Black Panther Panic Returns!
Michael Van Sickler / Tampa Bay Times:
Hundreds of Pinellas voters get robocall from supervisor of elections saying Election Day is Wednesday  —  ST. PETERSBURG — An hour after polls opened Tuesday morning, the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office mistakenly placed hundreds — possibly thousands …
Boca News Now:
Woman Wearing MIT Shirt Banned From Voting In Boca Raton  —  A woman wearing an MIT shirt in Boca Raton was initially denied entrance to a polling place.  —  BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A woman attempting to vote in West Boca Raton this morning was initially prohibited from entering …
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 …
Rebecca J. Rosen / The Atlantic Online:
New Jersey's Vote-by-Email Meltdown  —  The state has decided to extend email voting for those displaced by the storm until Friday, after too many people have been unable to submit their ballots.  —  Reuters  —  When New Jersey announced over the weekend that it would allow voters displaced …
Discussion: News Desk, Politico and Mashable!
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Eric Engleman / Bloomberg:
Security of N.J. E-Mail Voting After Storm Is Questioned
Discussion: Wired, KDVR.com and Inside TV
Sasha Belenky / The Huffington Post:
Chris Christie Slams ‘Know-Nothing, Disgruntled’ Mitt Romney Staffers … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Elections 2012, Chris Christie, Elections 2012, Elections 2012, Video, 2012 Presidential Election 2012, Presidential Election, Chris Christie Mitt Romney, Election 2012, Mitt Romney Chris Christie, Politics News
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Foreign election officials amazed by trust-based U.S. voting system  —  For the head of Libya's national election commission, the method by which Americans vote is startling in that it depends so much on trust and the good faith of election officials and voters alike.
Eli Stokols / KDVR.com:
Obama to FOX31: “Two speeches” prepared for Election Night  —  DENVER — President Barack Obama, whose campaign added a late round of satellite interviews with television stations in swing states Tuesday afternoon in the final hours before polls close, told FOX31 Denver that he has two speeches prepared for Election Night.
Discussion: Politico and The Daily Caller
Sean Trende / Real Clear Politics:
2012: A Close Race, With a High Degree of Uncertainty  —  Though it's always tempting to draw historical analogies between elections, each contest is invariably unique.  This year is no exception.  We have an incumbent president — who also happens to be the nation's first African-American …
Chris Geidner / BuzzFeed:
Top Ohio Democrat Warns On Cincinnati Balloting  —  “People are being pushed to provisional ballots unnecessarily when they should be able to vote a regular ballot,” Sen. Eric Kearney says.  “We've not heard of any issues,” says the Secretary of State's office.  —  Via: ohiosenate.gov
Amanda Becker / Roll Call:
‘Massive Confusion’ in Pennsylvania, New Jersey a ‘Hot Bed’ of Problems  —  A representative from the nonpartisan Election Protection Coalition told Roll Call this afternoon that there were reports of “massive confusion” in Pennsylvania, voting-machine problems in Ohio, long lines in southern Virginia …
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Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Sen. Nelson wins reelection in Florida
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Reuters:
Exclusive: China leaders consider internal democratic reform
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Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Why the ‘I Voted’ Sticker Matters
Rebecca Berg / BuzzFeed:
Why Missouri Democrats Are Still Nervous
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
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Elizabeth Hartfield / ABCNEWS:
Early Voting Battleground Tallies
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Eric Lach / Talking Points Memo:
Ohio Viewers Hit By Anti-Obama TV ‘Special’ On Election Eve
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Election / BREITBART.COM:
DETROIT POLLS: OBAMA CAMPAIGNER PUNCHES VOTER IN FACE
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