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9:45 AM ET, November 6, 2012

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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 …
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:   Gallup: Obama Notches Approval Rating Of 52 Percent In Final Pre-Election Poll
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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Peter Hamby / CNN:
Christie adviser denies report about Romney invitation
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
CNN:
CNN's GUT CHECK for November 5, 2012
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 …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
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This Just In:
A tie for Obama and Romney in nation's first results  —  The first presidential election results are in - and it's a tie.  —  President Barack Obama and his Republican rival, Mitt Romney, each received five votes in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire.  —  The town in the state's northeast corner …
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 …
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 …
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
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Email Voting Fails Some New Jersey Residents  —  Bouncing email addresses, personal hotmail accounts.  “It's really maddening,” says Tanz.  —  New Jersey's last-minute offer of email voting to displaced residents was greeted by concern by security experts, who warn that email 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
Discussion: The Daily Beast and KDVR.com
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: Pirate's Cove
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 …
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 …
Peggy Noonan's Blog:
Monday Morning  —  We begin with the three words everyone writing about the election must say: Nobody knows anything.  Everyone's guessing.  I spent Sunday morning in Washington with journalists and political hands, one of whom said she feels it's Obama, the rest of whom said they don't know.
The Huffington Post:
Biden casts vote, says 'it's always a kick'  —  GREENVILLE, Del. — Vice President Joe Biden has cast his vote in the 2012 election, saying “it's always a kick.”  —  President Barack Obama's running mate says it was the eighth time he's run for election statewide.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
John Althouse Cohen / Jaltcoh:
Live-blogging the final presidential debate of 2012  —  I'll say anything I have to say about tonight's presidential debate, which you can watch live online, in this post.  —  I'll be writing down any quotes on the fly, without the aid of a transcript or pause/rewind button.
Discussion: Instapundit
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Elizabeth Titus / Politico:   Gary Johnson: Obama will win
Jeremy Page / Wall Street Journal:
Briton Killed in China Had Spy Links  —  A Wall Street Journal investigation has found that murdered Briton Neil Heywood provided information about the family of ousted Communist Party leader Bo Xilai.  The WSJ's Jeremy Page reveals what Heywood may have been up to in China.
Discussion: Guardian and Telegraph
Pema Levy / Talking Points Memo:
Romney Supporters Ready To Blame Government Moochers If Obama Wins  —  FAIRFAX, Va. — If President Obama wins re-election on Tuesday, retired Army Colonel Allen Wild knows exactly who blame: “the 47 percent.”  Not the leaked video of Republican nominee Mitt Romney claiming that 47 percent …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Laura Meckler / Washington Wire:
Obama Returns to Iowa for Nostalgic Finale  —  DES MOINES, Iowa—President Barack Obama finished his second presidential campaign where he began his first, in Iowa, the state that propelled him out of the caucuses and toward the Democratic nomination and ultimately the White House.
Micah Cohen / FiveThirtyEight:
In Ohio, Polls Show Benefit of Auto Rescue to Obama  —  We conclude our Presidential Geography series, a one-by-one examination of each state's political landscape and how it is changing, with Ohio, the Buckeye State.  FiveThirtyEight spoke with Herb Asher and Paul A. Beck …
 
 
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Yuval Levin / National Review:
Deserving Victory  —  I have no insight to add to the question …
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Jesse Helfrich / The Hill:
Voters set to deliver verdict after grueling presidential campaign
Associated Press:
New Congress Likely to Frustrate Obama or Romney
Discussion: Politico
Wall Street Journal:
Obama and Romney Battle Down to Wire
Discussion: Washington Wire
The Daily Caller:
TUCKER CARLSON AND NEIL PATEL: Wave goodbye to the Obama media
Discussion: GayPatriot and FishbowlDC
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Robert Wright / The Atlantic Online:
Is Ohio a ‘Toss-Up’?  —  The Columbus Dispatch, the only newspaper …
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs:
Jay-Z Substitutes ‘Mitt’ for ‘B-tch’ While Rapping at Obama Rally
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Rush Limbaugh:
Everything — Except the Polls — Points to a Romney Landslide
Rush Limbaugh:
See, I Told You So: Obama Wants Revenge
Discussion: Politico
 

 
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